Study Guide

Pamela Chapter 79

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 79


  • On Sunday, Lady Jones, Mr. Williams, and the two Miss Darnfords come for breakfast before church.
  • At dinner, Pamela sits at the upper end of the table. Movin' on up!
  • Mr. B mentions Pamela had once adapted the 137th psalm to express her feelings about being imprisoned and actually reads it aloud, alternating with Mr. Williams reading out the original.
  • Everyone's all impressed, and Pamela's embarrassed.
  • After dinner, they walked in the garden. The Miss Darnfords begged to be invited. Lady Jones pressed Pamela to have the wedding sooner rather than later, as she has heard of Lady Davers's objections and doesn't want anything to get in the way of the nuptials. The Miss Darnfords also begged Pamela and Mr. B to hold a ball to celebrate their wedding.