Who is Samuel Richardson

Samuel Richardson (baptised 19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an English writer and printer known for 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). He printed almost 500 works, including journals and magazines, working periodically with the London bookseller Andrew Millar. Richardson had been apprenticed to a printer, whose daughter he eventually married. He lost her along with five sons, but remarried and had four daughters, who reached adulthood, but no male heirs to continue the print shop. As it ran down, he wrote his first novel at the age of 51 and joined the admired writers of his day. Leading acquaintances included Samuel Johnson and Sarah Fielding, the physician and B...
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Rawsin_: ... on mid 18th century literature, especially the work of samuel richardson & the reception of shakespeare.
Rawsin_: ... new left & the psychoanalysis of jacques lacan. he is senior lecturer in literature and theory, department of english at royal holloway, university of london. his first book is samuel richardson & the theory of tragedy (manchester university press).
Ufbarstool: richardson to ricky pearsall is cash. touchdown gators. back on top
Kurt0sac: sir charles grandison 4 volume set (the cambridge edition of the works of samuel richardson) uxvtzp2
Alybbbbo: love, upon occasion, will draw an elephant through a key-hole. ~samuel richardson
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Le Masque (The Mask)
 by Charles Baudelaire

Statue allégorique dans le goà»t de la Renaissance

Contemplons ce trésor de grâces florentines;
Dans l'ondulation de ce corps musculeux
L'Elégance et la Force abondent, soeurs divines.
Cette femme, morceau vraiment miraculeux,
Divinement robuste, adorablement mince,
Est faite pour trà´ner sur des lits somptueux
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