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Memoirs of a woman of pleasure

 
dc.contributor Preston, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Cleland, John, 1709-1789
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dc.date.created 1748
dc.date.issued 1991-03-19
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dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/1412
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/1412
dc.description.abstract Mode of access: Online. OTA website Publication based on this text: A KWIC concordance to John Cleland's Memoirs of a woman of pleasure / Samuel S. Coleman, Michael J. Preston. -- New York : Garland Pub., 1988. -- (Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 829). -- ISBN 0824085159.
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dc.publisher University of Oxford
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dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- Great Britain -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Novels -- Great Britain -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Epistolary novels -- Great Britain -- 18th century
dc.title Memoirs of a woman of pleasure
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\LFanny 1.1 : \C Based on John Cleland's \iMemoirs of a Woman of Pleasure\r (Oxford Classical \C Texts), prepared by Prof. Michael J. Preston, Department of English, \C University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309, U.S.A. \C See Samuel S. Coleman and Michael J. Preston, \iA KWIC Concordance to John \C \iCleland's "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"\r (New York, Garland Publishing, \C 1987) \N1 MADAM, I SIT down to give you an undeniable proof of my considering your desires as indispensible orders: ungracious then as the task may be, I shall recall to view those scandalous stages of my life, out of which I emerg'd at length, to the enjoyment of every blessing in the power of love, health, and fortune to bestow; whilst yet in the flower of youth, and not too late to employ the leisure afforded me by great ease and affluence, to cultivate an understanding naturally not a despicable one, and which had, even amidst the whirl of loose pleasures I had been tost in, exerted more observation on the c . . .
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\LFanny 2.91 : \N1 MADAM, IF I have delay'd the sequel of my history, it has been purely to afford myself a little breathing time, not without some hopes that, instead of pressing me to a continuation, you would have acquitted me of the task of pursuing a confession, in the course of which, my self-esteem has so many wounds to sustain. \SFanny 2.91 : \N8 I imagined indeed, that you would have been cloy'd and tired with the uniformity of adventures and expressions, inseparable from a subject of this sort, whose bottom or ground-work being, in the nature of things, eternally one and the same, whatever variety of forms and modes, the situations are susceptible of, there is no escaping a repetition of near the same images, the same figures, the same expressions, with this further inconvenience added to the disgust it creates, that the words {joys, ardours, transports, extasies}, and the rest of those pathetic terms so congenial to, so received in the {practise of pleasure}, flatten, and lo . . .

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