Study Guide

Pamela Chapter 3

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 3

To My Worthy Friend, the Editor of Pamela, etc.

  • This is a letter is purportedly from an "affectionate Friend" of Samuel Richardson's. In their notes for Pamela's Oxford UP edition, Thomas Keymer and Alice Wakely say this "Friend" was probably the Reverend William Webster.
  • On the other hand, we wouldn't put it past Richardson to have written some of these prefacing letters himself. (And neither would frenemy Henry Fielding.)