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Samuel Richardson

Samuel Richardson (19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753). Richardson was an established printer and publisher for most of his life and printed almost 500 different works, with journals and magazines.

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    O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good!—I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 1:8.

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    What a world is this! What is there in it desirable? The good we hope for so strangely mixed, that one knows not what to wish for! And one half of mankind tormenting the other, and being tormented themselves in tormenting!
    —Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)