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Clarissa - Letters 207-217 dated May 25th through May 29th Summary & Analysis

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Letters 207-217 dated May 25th through May 29th Summary

Clarissa and Mr. Lovelace discuss the settlements, wedding plans and wedding jewels. Clarissa admits she had prepared a response to his settlement offer but ripped it after his odd behavior. Lovelace asks to see the torn pieces and she complies. He is again stricken with how wonderful Clarissa is, but it irritates him that Clarissa will only feel generosity and duty to him because he wants a more romantic love. Mr. Lovelace informs Lord M that Clarissa does not want to have a public ceremony while she is not reconciled to her family and friends. Clarissa hopes that once she is married, Mr. Lovelace's family's influence will persuade her family to reconcile.

Mr. Lovelace gauges Clarissa's love and humanity by pretending to be ill. He, Clarissa, Sally and Polly...

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