[Anne Donnellan to Samuel Richardson, 14 July 1750:]
'I have admired Clarissa, and wept with her. I have loved Miss Howe, and execrated Lovelace with her; and a little despised Mr Hickman. I have shook with horror and resentment at Lovelace and all his crew. I have detested the whole Harlowe family. In short, I am thoroughly acquainted with them all, and have had every passion and affection raised in me by them.'