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CONTENTS

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LETTER I. Miss Harriet Byron, to Miss Lucy Selby. Reflec-

tions on love, &c. Discourse between Miss Grandison and

Miss Byron

1-10

LETTER II. Sir Charles Grandison, to Dr. Bartlett.Sir

Charles is solicited to go over to Bologna. His anxiety to

see Miss Jervois, his ward, comfortably settled in life. His

sentiments respecting Miss Byron. He wishes to make that

young lady the guardian and companion of his ward . 10--19

LETTER III. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.- Observations made

by Miss Byron's uncle and aunt respecting the conversations
related in some of her preceding letters. Miss Jervois's affec-

tion for her guardian. Character of that young lady.... 19_23

LETTER IV. Sir Charles Grandison, to Dr. Bartlett.-Account

of a visit Sir Charles received from Mrs. Jervois, the mother

of his ward : the purpose of her visit being to withdraw her

daughter from the guardianship of Sir Charles

24-29

LETTER V. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Mrs. O'Hara (the

mother of Emily Jervois), and her husband, Major O'Hara,
arrive abruptly at Colnebrooke during the absence of Sir
Charles Grandison, and insist on seeing Miss Jervois. Lord
L-, Sir Charles's brother, knowing the evil disposition of
this

woman, and her desire to withdraw her daughter from
the guardianship of Sir Charles, peremptorily refuses to let
her see her. The poor girl, hearing of her mother's arrival,

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and not daring to appear before her, is relieved from her

fears in some measure by Miss Byron, who contrives to con-

vey her from the house without discovery by her mother,

and accompanies her in the carriage. Affecting conversa-

tion that passed between the two young ladies during their

ride. The letter which Mrs. O'Hara left for her daughter 30—45

LETTER VI. Mr. Deane, to Mrs. Selby.He describes his

visit to Miss Byron, at Colnebrooke. He proceeds to Lon-

don, and waits on Sir Charles Grandison; and thanks him

for the relief he had afforded to Miss Byron. Mr. Deane

commends that young lady's virtues and personal accom-

plishments to Sir Charles, in order to discover whether he

entertained a mutual affection for her ; and he judges by Sir

Charles's animated replies, that his heart is indeed fixed on

Miss Byron. This intelligence Mr. Deane communicates

with great exultation to Miss Byron's friends; and sets forth

in strong language the virtues and manly qualifications of

Sir Charles. Short history of Miss Jervois ·

45-50

LETTER VII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Interesting con-

versation between Miss Byron and Miss Jervois, on their

mutual regard for Sir Charles Grandison

50-60

LETTER VIII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.-Miss Byron as-

signs a reason why she ought not to marry Sir Charles Gran-

dison, should he tender himself to her acceptance

LETTER IX. Sir Charles Grandison, to Dr. Bartlett.-Ae,

count of the manner in which Sir Charles liberated his

uncle, Lord W from the artifices of Giffard, an artful

mistress; and prevails upon him to unite himself by mar-

riage to a virtuous woman, and to reform his course of life:

though in this business Sir Charles stands in the way of his

own interest, he being Lord W- —'s rightful heir 62-73

LETTER X. Sir Charles Grandison, to Dr. Bartlett.—What

farther passed between Lord W- and Sir Charles. Mrs.

Giffard is dismissed from the house

7389

LETTER XI. Sir Charles Grandison, to Dr. Bartlett.—Dis-

course between Lord W- and Sir Charles, respecting the

qualifications and fortune of the woman with whom his lord-

ship might suitably form a matrimonial alliance . 89-95

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LETTER XII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby. Relation of the

happy manner in which Sir Charles Grandison settled the

affairs of the Danby family. Dr. Bartlett recites an in-

stance of Sir Charles's goodness to a mercantile family

abroad, in cancelling a bond for money lent by him. Miss
Byron expresses her alarm at Mr. Deane's late visit to Sir

Charles

95—101

LETTER XIII. Sir Charles Grandison, to Dr. Bartlett.--Sir

Charles laments that he has not yet conquered his own pro-

pensity to yield to sudden gusts of passion : he relates an

occurrence that had lately raised his indignation; this was

an insolent visit from Mrs. O'Hara and the major her hus-

band : the purport of their visit, and the disdainful manner

in which Sir Charles drives them out of his house. They

employ a pettifogging attorney to proceed against Sir

Charles. .

101-110

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

dison returns to Colnebrooke. Conversation between him

and the ladies. Sir Charles comforts Miss Jervois, and

assures her of his protection against the insults of her unna.

tural mother : his comments on the letter left by that vile

woman, when she made her rude visit at Colnebrooke; with

several particulars relative to her ill-conduct towards her

deceased husband. Sir Charles advises his ward how to

behave herself to her mother, and assists her in writing a

letter to hier

110_-125

LETTER XV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Interesting con-

versation between Sir Charles Grandison and his sister,

&c.

125-132

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

dison is offended with his sister's coquetry, but is soon re-

conciled to her. Miss Byron permits Sir Charles to peruse

some of her letters: his handsome compliments to her on

receiving them

132-145

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

dison returns Miss Byron her letters, and expresses himself
highly gratified by the perusal. Farther conversation be-

tween Sir Charles and his sister

146-166

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LETTER XVIII, Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Sir Charles

Grandison's narrative of the manner in which he rescued

Mr. Danby from the murderous attempts of his profligate

brother. Sir Charles receives letters which give him great

uneasiness. Conversation between Miss Byron and Miss

Grandison

166-177

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

dison has a conference with Miss Byron in Lord L's

library: he there discloses to her his solicitude for the hap-

piness of his sister Charlotte ; and promises her a recital of

those occurrences that occasioned his uneasiness.. 177-186

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

dison commences his narrative : he first pays a tribute of

gratitude to Dr. Bartlett, acknowledging the great advan-

tages he had derived from that good man's instructions,

Sir Charles travels into Italy, and becomes acquainted with

a Florentine lady, named Olivia: he renders her a slight

service at the opera, and thereby involuntarily gains her

affections : rejecting her proffered love, he incurs her hatred,

and, to escape her revenge, he is compelled to leave Flo-

Sir Charles then gives a brief history of the family

of Porretta; and how he became acquainted with that

family, by rescuing Jeron'ymo della Porretta from the hands

of assassins : the gratitude of the family on the occasion.

Sir Charles's first interview with Clementina della Porretta,

the amiable sister of Jeronymo : he is affectionately received

by her, and gains the appellation of her tutor; having, at

the request of her brothers, undertaken to initiate her and

them in the knowledge of the English language. Character

of the Count of Belvedere, an admirer of the Lady Clemen-

tina : she rejects his suit. Sir Charles traces the progress of

his own affections for that lady, and hers for him; and states

the obstacles he had to encounter with from the pride of the

family, difference in religion, &c. Clementina is seized with

a dangerous malady; and Sir Charles is forced, by her

family, to quit Bologna, and not permitted to pay her a

farewell visit. Miss Byron's description of her own feelings

during Sir Charles's recital .

186-210

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