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an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753). Richardson was an established printer and publisher for most of his life and printed almost 500 different works, including journals and magazines.
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Arrant: Originally a variant of errant, wandering, present participle of Latin errare, to stray. The original form ...
Kam: Awry, crooked. From the Celtic; Welsh cam, crooked; hence (also in English) cam, perverse, obstinate. Shake...
Lovee: One that is loved; an 18th century term. Samuel Richardson in SIR CHARLES GRANDISON (1754) said: The lover ...
Mundify: To cleanse, purify; to make oneself spruce. Latin mundus, clean. Used from the 16th century; Samuel Richard...
Overweening: See ween. Samuel Richardson in PAMELA (1742) notes that Half the misunderstandings among married people are...
Rackrent: An excessive rent; a rent virtually equal to the value of the property. Also a verb; It was a maxim with hi...
Toupet: A curl, or artificial lock of hair atop the head, especially as peak adornment of a periwig. Also toupee (t...
Trape: To set down one's foot forcefully; hence, to tramp; to go about. Used from the 14th century; in the 17th ce...
 Mentions (7)
William Hill Brown
...of European literature for example of Clarissa by Samuel Richardson but tries to lift the American literature from the...
Jane Collier
...with many famous writers of her day. In particular, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding both had a particular interest...
Sarah Fielding
...contemporaries, including the publisher and novelist Samuel Richardson. Richardson, who was himself the target of Henry...
Laetitia Pilkington
...seeking, on Cibber's advice, subscribers for her Memoirs. Samuel Richardson, who had been a benefactor of hers and who...
Marie Jeanne Riccoboni
...English literature are works by Laurence Sterne and Samuel Richardson. A still nearer parallel may be found in the work...
Henry James Richter
...draftsman and engraver; projects included editions of Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison and Clarissa Harlowe (with...
Thomas Stothard
...and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (both by Samuel Richardson).
 Quotes (17) • View in Quotations
A feeling heart is a blessing that no one, who has it, would be without; and it is a moral security of innocence; since the heart that is able to partake of the distress of another, cannot wilfully give it.
I am forced, as I have often said, to try to make myself laugh, that I may not cry: for one or other I must do.
Love gratified, is love satisfied — and love satisfied, is indifference begun.
My Master said, on another Occasion, that those who doubt most, always erred least.
Nothing can be more wounding to a spirit not ungenerous, than a generous forgiveness.
O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! — I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
Of what violences, murders, depredations, have not the epic poets, from all antiquity, been the occasion, by propagating false honour, false glory, and false religion?
That dangerous but too commonly received notion, that a reformed rake makes the best husband.
The mind can be but full. It will be as much filled with a small disagreeable occurrence, having no other, as with a large one.
The pen is almost as pretty an implement in a woman's fingers, as a needle.
The person who will bear much shall have much to bear, all the world through.
The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor.
The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level.
There hardly can be a greater difference between any two men, than there too often is, between the same man, a lover and a husband.
Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.
Vast is the field of Science … the more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.
Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.
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