Barton, Clara

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Barton, Clara

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U.S. nurse, 1821–1912. Founder of the American National Red Cross. She aided the wounded in the Civil War and was a contemporary of Florence Nightingale.
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8) (Indeed, here Godwin seems to echo Clarissa at the expense of consistency in his own narrative: "lovely, half-naked burthen" is an epithet eminently descriptive of Clarissa Harlowe, but perplexing when applied to Emily, who, we were told earlier, "was far from being entitled to the appellation of a beauty" [46].
Lady Clementina della Porretta, on the other hand, suffers an illness that rivals the experience of Clarissa Harlowe in its drama and intensity.
Like Clarissa Harlowe, she wishes to exert her will over her body, bidding her own blood to flow when, just shortly before, the surgeons could extract only a few drops from her arm.
Clementina's physical body, like that of Clarissa Harlowe, represents much more than its own material substance: the woman's body is directly linked to a body of land.
Indeed, Richardson was not alone in his anxiety over the unruly bodies of young men and women, who, like Clarissa Harlowe, were increasingly determined to choose their future spouses based on compatibility and personal--and presumably--sexual attraction.
Clarissa Harlowe and Sir Charles Grandison (1753), whose hero is an ideal 18th-century gentleman, the male counterpart of Clarissa, are his two other major novels; all three are epistolary in form.
The farm," at 66 Clara Barton Road in North Oxford, is where Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born on Christmas Day 1821.