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Clarissa - Letter 507 detailing Clarissa's will dated September 16th Summary & Analysis

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Letter 507 detailing Clarissa's will dated September 16th Summary

John Belford refuses to relinquish his executorship because he performs the office as an honor to Clarissa's memory. He promises to work through Colonel Morden to avoid offending the Harlowes. Clarissa explains that her will is very minute to contribute to the peace of the living. She desires that no man touch her corpse and her coffin remain unopened. Her last request is to be buried in the family vault at her grandfather's feet, in which case she leaves ten pounds to the poor of the parish and names the subject of her funeral discourse to be the deception in vanity. If this is refused, she asks to be buried in the parish that she dies in and leaves five pounds to the parish poor and asks for the usual service...

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