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Lady Elizabeth Echlin

  • ... that Lady Elizabeth Echlin published a revised ending to Samuel Richardson's classic novel Clarissa, and made a shell grotto with verses specially written by Richardson at Rush, County Dublin? Echlin [née Bellingham], Elizabeth, Lady Echlin". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/39722
    • ALT1: ... that Lady Elizabeth Echlin, a correspondent of the author, published a revised ending to Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, in which the rape that was central to the original version is averted? Echlin [née B ellingham], Elizabeth, Lady Echlin". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/39722
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Created by PamD (talk). Nominated by SeoR (talk)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Date and length of the article are OK. There are a few small issues in the article that need fixing (which I'll address later), but there is also a more substantive problem. The article misreads the sentence "...the rape fails, Clarissa recovers to live a single life, and Lovelace, wounded by James, becomes 'a cripple & a sincere penitent'" in Keymer. That sentence in Keymer refers to another possible alternate ending of Clarissa, planned by Lady Bradshaigh (Elizabeth Echlin's sister). The full sentence in the source makes this point clear: "Lady Bradshaigh herself ... plotted an alternate ending in which the rape fails, Clarissa recovers to live a single life, ..." The source later, still on p. 214, says: "But Lady Echlin went further, realising her desire for a more harmonious conclusion in a lengthy manuscript pastiche of Richardson's text. In it she accepts [...] But she changes the circumstances completely: the rape is removed, Clarissa dies of grief, ...". The "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography" source says basically the same thing about Echlin's alternate ending: "The novel's two protagonists still die, but Clarissa's rape is averted and Lovelace turns penitent". This issue needs to be fixed both in the article and in the hook(s). Pinging the article's creator here @PamD:, just in case. Thanks Nsk92 (talk) 11:31, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks, and I hope the article's creator won't mind if some initial corrective work is made.SeoR (talk) 12:34, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Oh dear, I feel mortified at my careless mis-quoting. Thanks for spotting the problem, @Nsk92:, and for working on it, @SeoR:. I often remind other editors to take more care over their edits (usually when they're linking to disambiguation pages etc) ... pots and kettles. PamD 14:49, 13 September 2019 (UTC)