Evelina - Volume 3, Letters 1-5 (pages 403-442) Summary & Analysis

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Volume 3, Letters 1-5 (pages 403-442)

On September 12, after two peaceful weeks in Bristol, Evelina and Mrs. Selwyn encounter an impertinent, gallant nobleman, Lord Merton, whom Evelina recognizes from town. They learn he is known for his licentious character. Also, he is engaged to Lady Louisa Larpent, the sister of Lord Orville, both of whom will soon arrive in Bristol. Evelina dreads meeting Lord Orville, noting "if I find that the eyes of Lord Orville agree with his pen,- I shall think, that of all mankind, the only virtuous individual resides at Berry Hill" (page 409). Several days later, Evelina's tranquility is restored by Lord Orville's amiability and the belief that he is still himself. When he arrives at Clifton Hill, Lord Orville treats Evelina with as much respect as ever before, unlike the rest of the party at Clifton Hill...

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