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LETTER XXI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Sir Charles Gran-

dison makes an apology to Miss Byron for the uneasiness he

had caused her by the affecting incidents in his own narra-

tive; and refers her to Dr. Bartlett for an explanation of

many important particulars omitted, or slightly hinted at,

by himself. Miss Byron describes what she felt on learning

that the affections of Sir Charles Grandison were pre-

engaged. Discourse between her and Miss Grandison 210—218

LETTER XXIIMiss Byron, to Miss Selby.Dr. Bartlett's

first letter to Miss Byron, containing transcripts from Sir

Charles's letters to himself from Bologna: viz. The debate

between Sir Charles Grandison and Signor Jeronymo and

his companions at their first acquaintance : The particulars

of the conference which Sir Charles was put upon holding

with the Lady Clementina in favour of the Count of Belve-

dere; and which her father and mother, unknown to either

of them, overheard : and, The conference which Sir Charles

was also put upon holding with the unhappy Lady Clemen-

tina, on her being seized with melancholy.-Miss Byron

hints her intention of returning to her friends in North.

amptonshire. Her remarks on the conduct of the Porretta

family. Confers with Dr. Bartlett. Draws a parallel be-

tween her own case and that of Clementina. Confesses that

she begins to feel pity for that unhappy lady


LETTER XXIII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.-Characteristic

description of Miss Grandison's conduct to Lord G-,
admirer. Miss Byron discloses to Miss Jervois the secret of
her guardian's affection for the Lady Clementina della Por-
retta : the manner in which that young lady received the
intelligence. Sir Charles Grandison's taste for improve
ments on his estates, described by Dr. Bartlett. Miss
Byron declares her apprehensions, that Sir Charles, in his
late conference with her, had seen through the thin veil that
covered her regard for him, and detected the real sentiments
of her heart in his favour..

LETTER XXIV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.- Sir Charles

Grandison arrives at Colnebrooke to breakfast: Miss Byron
endeavours to appear cheerful before him, but fears she ac-
quitted herself awkwardly and affectedly; and wishes to



quarrel with him in her mind. Sir Charles sets out to dine

with Sir Hargrave Pollexfen. Miss Byron is favoured with

another packet from Dr. Bartlett, relative to what took

place at Bologna in the Porretta family after the departure

of Sir Charles Grandison. The packet contains an account

of the particulars of Mrs. Beaumont's management of Cle-

mentina at Florence; and how she brought that young lady

to acknowledge her love for Sir Charles, which she had so

long kept secret from her mother, and all her family : also

the reason of Clementina's cheerful behaviour, on Sir Charles

Grandison's departure from Bologna through the constraint

of her family ·

• 259-277

LETTER XXV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.-A third packet

from Dr. Bartlett; containing the particulars of Sir Charles

Grandison's re on from the Marchioness della Porretta

and her daughter Clementina on his return to Bologna, at

the invitation of Signor Jeronymo


LETTER XXVI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Dr. Bartlett's

fourth letter; containing an account of the distress of Sir

Charles Grandison, on learning the terms and conditions on

which he was to be allowed to call the noble Clementina his

Debate between her brother, the bishop, and Sir

Charles, upon certain points of religion. Letter from Signor

Jeronymo to Sir Charles.Dr. Bartlett's fifth letter; con-

taining an account of what passed at an interview between

Signor Jeronymo and Sir Charles Grandison : and farther

particulars of Clementina's distressful situation 289-310

LETTER XXVII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.-Dr. Bartlett's

sixth letter ; giving an account of the cruel and haughty be-

haviour of the general to his unhappy sister Clementina 310-318

LETTER XXVIII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.-A seventh

letter from Dr. Bartlett : Sir Charles Grandison receives a
visit from Clementina's friendly servant Camilla, in disguise,
unknown to all the Porretta family, except the marchioness
and Signor Jeronymo : receives a friendly letter from Jero-
nymo. Tender scene between Clementina and her mother
the marchioness. The doctor's eighth letter : describing
the interview of Sir Charles Grandison and Clementina, in
presence of the marchioness.---The doctor's ninth letter


describes Clementina's conference with her brother Jero-

nymo; and another visit from Camilla to Sir Charles Gran-

dison. Father Marescotti likewise visits and counsels him.

Letter from the Marquis della Porretta to Sir Charles Gran-

dison; and Sir Charles's reply to it. Affectionate letter

from Signor Jeronymo to Sir Charles.....


LETTER XXIX. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.A tenth letter

from Dr. Bartlett: Description of a formal visit Sir Charles

Grandison paid to the whole of the Porretta family assem-

bled: their different characters clearly displayed on this

occasion; and the affectionate parting of Sir Charles and

his friend Jeronymo


LETTER XXX, Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.--An eleventh

letter from Dr. Bartlett: Signor Jeronymo writes to Sir

Charles Grandison an account of what farther passed in con-

versation between the family after his departure... 380--390

LETTER XXXI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Dr. Bartlett's

twelfth letter: Sir Charles Grandison takes leave of his
friends at Bologna, and is setting out for Florence; when
he receives a friendly letter from Signor Jeronymo, by
which he learns that Clementina had earnestly entreated her
father to permit her to see him once again before his depar-
ture; but that she had met with an absolute refusal : Jero-
nymo also describes the ill-treatment of his sister by her
aunt, and her resignation upder her trials. Sir Charles ar-
sives at Naples, and there visits Clementina's brother, the
general : account of his reception, and of the conversation
that passed between them


LETTER XXXII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.--Dr. Bartlett's

thirteenth letter; containing an account of Sir Charles

Grandison's final departure from Italy; and various matters

relative to the Porretta family; the persecutions Clementina

endured from her relations; and a letter Sir Charles Gran-

dison received from Mrs. Beaumont. Dr. Bartlett con-

cludes with an apostrophe on the brevity of all human



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Saturday, March 18. Self, my dear Lucy, is a very wicked thing; a sanctifier, if one would give way to its partialities, of actions, which in others we should bave no doubt to condemn. DELICACY, too, is often a misleader; an idol, at whose shrine we sometimes offer up our sincerity; but, in that case, it should be called indelicacy.

Nothing, surely, can be delicate, that is not true, or that gives birth to equivocation : yet how was I pleased with Lord and Lady L-, and Miss Grandison, for endeavouring to pass me off to good Dr. Bartlett in the light I had no title to appear in !--As if my mind, in a certain point, remained to be known; and would so remain, till the gentleman had discovered his.

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