Letter 31 Part 3 of Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one portion per week of Samuel Richardson's Pamela over the course of four years.

In this week's entry, we continue Pamela's 31st letter to her parents. This portion of the letter is an extract of a beautiful, poignant poem that Pamela has written to the other servants of Mr. B's household as she heads (she thinks) home to her parents. But more on that next week.

Richardson here skillfully re-creates the style and quality of poetry written by 15-year olds of all eras, full of faux classicism and strained rhymes, as well as an overzealous self-importance disguised as modesty.

AuthorMark Turetsky