house. Thankfully declines accepting of their offered
bounty. Pleads for their being reconciled to their kinsman,
for reasons respecting her own peace. Hopes that they may
be enabled to rejoice in the effects of his reformation many
years after she is laid low and forgotten.....
LETTER XXXVIII. Belford, to Lovelace.-Brief account of
his expelling Thomasine, her sons, and her gallant. Farther
reflections on keeping. A state not calculated for a sick bed.
Gives a short journal of what had passed relating to the lady
since his last. Mr. Brand inquires after her character and
behaviour of Mrs. Smith. His starchedness, conceit, and
From the same.-Farther particulars re-
lating to the lady. Power left her by her grandfather's
LETTER XL. Clarissa, to Lovelace.-In answer to his letter,
LETTER XLI. Her uncle Harlowe's cruel letter, in answer
to her's to her mother, No. XXXII. Meditation stitched to
it with black silk.
LETTER XLII. Clarissa, to her uncle Harlowe. In reply. · 152—153
LETTER XLIII. Miss Howe, from the Isle of Wight. In an-
swer to her's, No. XVIII. Approves not of her choice of Bel-
ford for her executor; yet thinks she cannot appoint for that
office any of her own family. Hopes she will live many
LETTER XLIV. Clarissa, to Miss Howe.-Sends her a large
packet of letters; but (for her relations' sake) not all she has
received. Must now abide by the choice of Mr. Belford for
executor; but farther refers to the papers she sends her, for
her justification on this head.
LETTER XLV. Antony Harlowe, to Clarissa.-A letter more
taunting and reproachful than that of her other uncle. To
LETTER XLVI. Clarissa. In answer.-Wishes that the cir-
cumstances of her case had been inquired into. Concludes
with a solemn and pathetic prayer for the happiness of the
LETTER XLVII. Mrs. Norton, to Clarissa.-Her friends,