Grandison, Sir Charles

Grandison, Sir Charles

magnanimous gentleman feels honor-bound to marry an acquaintance who loves him, despite his love for another. [Br. Lit.: Sir Charles Grandison in Magill III, 983]
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In Grandison, Sir Charles likewise advises his cousin Everard on the importance of paying his creditors, his gambling debts included: "I would divest myself of my whole estate (were it necessary) for the satisfaction of my creditors....