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Clarissa - Letters 138-154 dated April 21st through April 26th Summary & Analysis

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Letters 138-154 dated April 21st through April 26th Summary

Joseph informs Mr. Lovelace that a new scheme has been initiated to reveal Mr. Lovelace's rape of Miss Betterton, who died bearing Mr. Lovelace's child that he does not claim. Mr. Lovelace defends his actions with Miss Betterton saying that she loved him but he told her he would not marry her. He loved her and her family took her away from him against her will, trying in vain to force her to place rape charges against Mr. Lovelace. Her death was caused by her family's refusal to call a midwife until it was too late. He has secretly seen his son twice but the boy's aunt is fond of of the boy, and Mr. Lovelace is loath to separate them, knowing the Bettertons will provide for him. Mr...

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