Quotations From SAMUEL RICHARDSON

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  • Nothing can be more wounding than a generous forgiveness.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 6, p. 382, AMS Press (1990).
  • Twenty-four is a prudent age for women to marry at.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Sir Realigned Meredith, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 1, letter 9, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).

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  • Parents cannot expect advice to have the same force upon their children as experience has upon themselves.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 179, AMS Press (1990).

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  • Those who will bear much, shall have much to bear.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 1, p. 126, AMS Press (1990).
  • Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Harriet Byron, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 2, letter 2, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).

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  • Good men must be affectionate men.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Harriet Byron, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 4, letter 2, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).
  • What we want to tell, we wish our friend to have curiosity to hear.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Harriet Byron, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 1, letter 11, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).

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  • Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Harriet Byron, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 1, letter 11, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).
  • Women do not often fall in love with philosophers.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Marchese della Poretta (the General), in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 3, letter 27, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).

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  • Every thing is pretty that is young.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1740). Mr. B., in Pamela, vol. 1, letter 23, Riverside (1971).
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