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Twelve prints of Pamela : representing the principle actions of her life.
[London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, map & printseller, no. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, published 25 June 1774.
Physical Description:
12 prints : engravings ; plate marks 18 x 28 cm, on sheets 23 x 35 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 39
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
"Book 20" of 31 sets of prints published by Carington Bowles, 1771-1785. A contemporary advertisement for the series notes: "Various sets, or books, of beautiful and entertaining prints, on half sheets of fine demy paper; containing 12 prints in each. Price 3s. plain, or 8s. each book, finely coloured. Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print warehouse, no. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard, London."
Bowles, C. Carington Bowles's new and enlarged catalogue of useful and accurate maps, charts, and plans. London, 1784, page 145
Subject Terms:
Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761. Pamela -- Illustrations.
Engravings -- 1774.
Highmore, Joseph, 1692-1780.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
IIIF Manifest:

  • 1. Pamela is represented in this first piece writing in her Late Lady's dressing room; her history being known only by her letters. She is here surprised by Mr. B. who improves this occasion to further his designs
  • 2. Mr. B expostulating with Pamela in the summer-house after some liberties taken, Mrs. Jervais who is seen through the window, having just before left her
  • 3. Pamela swooning, after having discover'd Mr. B in the closet. He frighted, endeavouring to recover her. Mrs. Jervis wringing her hands and screaming
  • 4. Pamela having divided her clothes into three bundles, in order to leave the house, rejects that containing her Masters presents, calling it the wicked bundle and harangues over her own little parcel, which she huggs in her arms; this occasions an exclamation from Mrs. Jervis: Mr. B. in the closet listening
  • 5. Pamela setting out in the travelling chariot for her fathers, as she is made to believe, takes her farewell of Mrs. Jervis and the other servants: Mr. B. observing her from the window, by whose private order she is carried into Lincolnshire
  • 6. Pamela being now in the custody of Mrs. Jenkes, seizes an occasion (as they walking in the garden) to propose a correspondence with Mr. Williams, in order to contrive an escape, who agree to hide their letters between two tiles near the sun-flower
  • 7. Pamela undressing herself. Mrs. Jenkes being first got to bed while Mr. B. disguised in the maids clothes with the apron thrown over his face, is impatiently waiting for the execution of his plot
  • 8. Pamela on her knees before her father; whom she had discovered behind the door, having overturn'd the card table in her way, Sr. Simon Darnford, his Lady, &c observing her with eagerness and admiration. Mr. B. struck with this scene is waiting the issue
  • 9. The marriage ceremony performed in Mr. B's own chapel by Mr. William's, Mr. Peters giving her away, Mrs. Jenkes waits behind Pamela & the maid keeps the door
  • 10. Pamela dressed in order to meet Mr. B. at Sr. Simon Darnford's, is prevented by the sudden arrival of Lady Davers, who forcibly detains her, & loads her with the bitterest reproaches that rage and disdain could suggest, her nephew is looking over Mr. B's letter in her hand, Jenkes & the Lady's woman burst into the room to prevent mischief; Cotebrand is seen through the window
  • 11. Pamela asking the blessing of Sir Jacob Swinford, Mr. B's unkle, a rough old fox-hunter who after the most obstinate resolution to the contrary relents and becomes her great admirer; Mr. B. behind whispering Lady Davers, who now having conceived the highest esteem for her new sister. The Countess, Ld. Davers, & his nephew being present
  • 12. Pamela with her children and Miss Goodwin to whom she is telling her nursery tales. This last piece leaves her in full possession of the peaceable fruits of her virtue, long after having surmounted all the difficulties it had been exposed to.

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