Quotation by Samuel Richardson

The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, "I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master."
Samuel Richardson (1689–1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 3, p. 195.
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