Quotations From SAMUEL RICHARDSON

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  • 21.
    Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Mr. Walden, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 1, letter 12, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).
  • 22.
    If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 336.

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  • 23.
    Love is not a volunteer thing.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1740). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 2, p. 214, Riverside (1971).

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  • 24.
    If women would make themselves appear as elegant to an Husband, as they were desirous to appear to him while a Lover, the Rake, which all women love, would last longer in the Husband than it generally does.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 4, p. 126, AMS Press (1990).

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  • 25.
    Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 5, p. 19, AMS Press (1990).

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  • 26.
    An acquaintance with the muses, in the education of youth, contributes not a little to soften the manners. It gives a delicate turn to the imagination, and a kind of polish to the mind in severer studies.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 353.

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  • 27.
    The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, "I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master."
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 3, p. 195.
  • 28.
    The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 381.

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  • 29.
    Tutors who make youth learned do not always make them virtuous.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 193.
  • 30.
    There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4. P. 361.

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