The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison: Selected from the Original Manuscripts, Bequeathed by Him to His Family, to which are Prefixed, a Biographical Account of that Author, and Observations on His Writings, Volume 3
Richard Phillips, no. 71, St. Paul's Church-Yard., 1804
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Page 39 - Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, H|l ft" Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Page 148 - I startled as for a wrong thing. I answered that it was no love but friendship, as it was, what I felt for him ; we had not seen one another enough to love (as if love must have more time than friendship) ! This was sincerely my meaning, and I had this meaning till Klopstock came again to Hamburg.
Page 151 - ... by fragments here and there, of a subject of which his soul is just then filled. He has many great fragments of the whole work ready. You may think that persons who love as: we do, have no need of two chambers; we are always in the same: I with my little work, still, still...
Page 140 - I should have it no more to-day, as this is only my first English letter — but I have it ! It may be because I am now Klopstock's wife (I believe you know my husband by Mr. Hohorst), and then I was only the single young girl. You have since written the manly Clarissa without my prayer. Oh, you have done it to the great joy and thanks of all your happy readers ! Now you can write no more, you must write the history of an angel.
Page 154 - I could fulfil your request of bringing you acquainted with so many good people as you think of. Though I love my friends dearly, and though they are good, I have however much to pardon, except in the single Klopstock alone. He is good, really good, good at the bottom, in all his actions, in all the foldings of his heart.
Page 318 - Another extraordinary old man we have had here, but of a very different turn ; the noted Mr. Whiston, showing eclipses, and explaining other phenomena of the stars, and preaching the millennium and anabaptism (for he is now, it seems, of that persuasion) to gay people, who, if they have white teeth, hear him with open mouths, though perhaps shut hearts...
Page 152 - ... of devotion and all the sublimity of the subject. My husband reading me his young verses and suffering my criticisms. Ten books are published, which I think probably the middle of the whole. I will, as soon as I can, translate you the arguments of these ten books, and what besides I think of them. The verses of the poem are without rhymes, and are hexameters, which sort of verses my husband has been the first to introduce in our language ; we beeing still closely attached to rhymes and iambics.
Page 185 - Love various minds does variously inspire; It stirs in gentle bosoms gentle fire, Like that of incense on the altar laid; But raging flames tempestuous souls invade; A fire which every windy passion blows, With pride it mounts, or with revenge it glows.
Page 9 - I tell him thus much professedly, though it be the losing of my rich hopes, as he calls them, that I think with them who, both in prudence and elegance of spirit, would choose a virgin of mean fortunes, honestly bred, before the wealthiest widow.
Page 153 - ... another Young. How could the King make him only Bishop ! and Bishop of Bristol while the place of Canterbury is vacant ! I think the King knows not at all that there is a Young who illustrates his reign. And you, my dear, dear friend, have not hope of cure of a severe nervous malady ? How I trembled a?