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grave Pollexfen; and the amicable adjustment of the animo-
sity subsisting between them. Sir Hargrave waits on Miss
Byron, to entreat her forgiveness : her terror on beholding
him again : the interview takes place in the presence of Mr.
and Mrs. Reeves : she grants Sir Hargrave her forgiveness,
but absolutely renounces his offer of his hand and for-

LETTER V. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.After the interview

with Sir Hargrave Pollexfen, Miss Byron receives a visit
from Miss Grandison, and from the Countess of D
The countess now renews personally the offers which she
had before made by letter to Miss Byron, respecting an alli-
ance with her son : but the young lady still declines accept-
ing the proposal. Relation of the conversation that took
place between Miss Grandison and Miss Byron after the
departure of the countess.

LETTER VI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Miss Byron again

unexpectedly meets Sir Hargrave Pollexfen : he still urges
his affection for her; but she peremptorily declines his suit,
and entreats him not to visit her any more. She receives a
humourons letter from Miss Grandison, inviting her to
Colnebrook ; which invitation she accepts.

LETTER VII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Miss Byron again

visits the Grandison family in town, prior to their setting off
for Colnebrooke. Her account of the party she met there,
and the conversation that passed

LETTER VIII. Mrs. Selby, to Miss Byron.—Declares her ap-

probation of Miss Byron's sentiments for Sir Charles Gran-
dison ; but enjoins her to be cautious, lest her gratitude
should rise to a higher passion, as not knowing whether his
affections may not be already fixed on some other woman:
she greatly extols Sir Charles's magnanimity, and attests the
general good opinion entertained of his virtues. Mrs. Selby
then adverts to the generous offers made to Miss Byron by
the Countess of D-, and wishes her maturely to weigh
all the advantages she may derive from accepting her lady-
ship’s proposals, which she points out; and requests Miss
Byron to transmit to her an explicit answer; whether, all


things considered, she shall be willing to give her hand to

Lord D- -?...


LETTER IX. Mrs. Shirley, to Miss Byron.-A letter much in

the same strain with the foregoing.


LETTER X. Miss Byron, to Mrs. Selby.-Miss Byron in this

letter lays open her whole heart to Mrs. Selby: she ac-

knowledges, that her gratitude to Sir Charles Grandison

has, indeed, ripened into love : she is sensible of the honour

done her by the Countess of D-; but cannot with jus-

tice accede to her proposals : her gratitude and esteem are

the only return she can make to her ladyship for her kind-


LETTER XI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.--Miss Byron men-

tions her arrival at Colnebrooke, the country-residence of

Sir Charles Grandison. She commences a history of the

Grandison family


LETTER XII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.She proceeds

with her history of the Grandison family. Affecting

account of the death of Sir Charles Grandison's mo-



LETTER XIII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.History of the

Grandison family continued


LETTER XIV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.The history of the

Grandison family farther continued


LETTER XV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.-Continuation of

the history of the Grandison family


LETTER XVI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.--The same .. 176--187

LETTER XVII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.The same 188—201

LETTER XVIII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.— The same 201—215

LETTER XIX. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.— The same. • 215-226

LETTER XX. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.--The same 226--234

LETTER XXI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.The same. • 234—241

LETTER XXII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby. The same 241–244

LETTER XXIII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby. The same 245~248

LETTER XXIV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.— The same 248_-254

LETTER XXV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Conclusion of

the history of the Grandison family, to the period when

Miss Byron was rescued by Sir Charles Grandison from the


base attempts of Sir Hargrave Pollexfen, when she first
became acquainted with the family


LETTER XXVI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Various reflec-

tions on love, marriage, &c. The Countess of Dis

much disappointed, that Miss Byron refuses to marry the

earl, her son


LETTER XXVII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Wilson, the

treacherous servant, who betrayed Miss Byron into the

hands of Sir Hargrave Pollexfen at the masquerade, having

professed his penitence and sorrow for his former ill-spent

life, is, by the interest and friendly exertions of Sir Charles

Grandison, supplied with a competence to enable him to

settle in business; and he allies himself to a virtuous



LETTER XXVIII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.—History of

Mr. Danby. Conversation between Sir Charles Grandison

and his sister


LETTER XXIX. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Miss Grandison

declares to her brother the origin and progress of her attach-

ment to Captain Anderson


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

Grandison convinces hier sister that Captain Anderson is

a man totally unworthy of her esteem, and advises her to

break off all correspondence with him. Miss Grandison's

letter to the captain.


LETTER XXXI. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.-Conversation

between Lady L Miss Grandison, and Miss Byron 311-325

LETTER XXXII. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Another con-

versation between the ladies


LETTER XXXIII. Sir Charles Grandison, to Miss Gran-

dison. Account the interview between Sir Charles and

Captain Anderson.


LETTER XXXIV. Miss Byron, to Miss Selby.Conversation

between Lord and Lady L- Miss Grandison, and Dr.



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

Funeral of Mr. Danby. Sir Charles acts as his executor.

Particulars of the deceased's will


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