Study Guide

Pamela Chapter 23

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 23

Letter XX

  • Pamela starts off this letter by saying that John, the footman whom she typically entrusts with her letters, had been sent away to Lady Davers's, and she didn't trust his replacement.
  • She describes her efforts to trick herself out in garb appropriate for her homecoming.
  • And, she asks her parents not to worry about returning the four guineas; she's leaving behind all the fancy clothes, plus she's probably earned back that amount in the fourteen months since her lady died.