Letter 1: MISS ANNA HOWE TO MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE
I am extremely concerned, my dearest friend, for the disturbances that have happened in your family. I know how it must hurt you to become the subject of the public talk; and yet upon an ocassion so generally known it is impossible but that whatever relates to a young lady, whose distinguished merits have made her the public care, should engage everybody's attention. I long to have the particulars from yourself, and of the usage I am told you receive upon an accident you could not help and in which, as far as I can learn, the sufferer was the aggressor.
by Samuel Richardson
Our year-long project now underway. Many brave readers have decided to join in as Terri and I read all 537 letters (1500 pages) around the dates they were written. Full details can be found here and here. Would you like to read along?
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