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LETTER IX. Lovelace, to Belford-Accuses her of explaining
away her concession. Made desperate, he seeks occasion to
LETTER XVII. Lovelace, to Belford.-Begs he will wait on
the lady, and induce her to write but four words to him,
signifying the church and the day. Is now resolved on
wedlock. Curses his plots and contrivances; which all end,
he says, in one grand plot upon himself
LETTER XVIII. Belford, to Lovelace. In answer.-Refuses
to undertake for him, unless he can be sure of his honour.
Why he doubts it
LETTER XIX. Lovelace. In reply.-Corses him for scrupu-
lousness. Is in earnest to marry. After one more letter of
entreaty to her, if she keep sullen silence, she must take the
LETTER XX. Lovelace, to Clarissa.—Once more earnestly en-
LETTER XXIX. Clarissa's meek reply.
LETTER XXX. Clarissa, to Hannah Burton
LETTER XXXI. Hannah Burton. In answer .....
LETTER XXXII. Clarissa, to Mrs. Norton.--Excuses her long
silence. Asks her a question, with a view to detect Lovelace.
Hints at his ungratefnl villany. Self-recriminations · . 126-127
LETTER XXXIII.. Mrs. Norton, to Clarissa.--Answers her
question. Inveighs against Lovelace. Hopes she has escaped
with her honour. Consoles her by a brief relation of her own
case, and from motives truly pious
LETTER XLIV, XLV, XLVI. XLVII. From the same. She
LETTER L. Clarissa, to Miss Howe.-Cannot consent to a
prosecution. Discovers who it was that personated her at
LETTER LV. LVI. LVII. LVIII. From the same.-Lady
Sarah Sadleir and Lady Betty Lawrance arrive, and engage
LETTER LXVI. From the same.-Goes to the officer's house.
A description of the horrid prison-room, and of the suffering