The Young Lady's Book of Classical Letters: Consisting of Epistolary Selections: Designed to Improve Young Ladies and Gentlemen in the Art of Letter-writing ... By the Author of "The Young Man's Own Book."
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able acquaintance affection affectionate afford answer assure attention beautiful become believe body cause comfort consider continue dear DEAR SIR death desire excellent expect express favour feel follow Franklin give given greatest hand happy hear heart honour hope human interest kind Lady late learned least leave less letter live look Lord madam manner mean mention mind Miss nature never night obliged observe occasion once opinion particular pass perhaps person pleased pleasure poor present reason received regard remember respect seems seen sent servant short sincere soon spirit sure taken tell thank thing thought tion town true virtue week whole wish write written young
155. oldal - smile of favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. la not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man
155. oldal - of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so much exultation, my lord, your lordship's most humble, most obedient servant, S. JOHNSON.
254. oldal - honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, or is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair to men; and an unspotted life is old age.—He was taken away speedily, lest wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.' I am your, &c. ALEXANDER POPE.
47. oldal - trim, with daisies pied; Shallow brooks, and rivers wide; Towers and battlements it sees, Bosom'd high in tufted trees. Hard by, a cottage-chimney smokes From betwixt two aged oaks,
237. oldal - his mother. I would advise you, therefore, not to attempt unchaining the tiger, but to burn this piece before it is seen by any other person, whereby you will save yourself a great deal of mortification from the enemies it may raise against you, and perhaps a good deal of regret and repentance. If men are so wicked
62. oldal - that alternately prevail, and the uncertainty that perplexes us. To get over this, my way is to divide half a sheet of paper by a line into two columns: writing over the one pro, and over the other con ; then, during three or
154. oldal - Seven years, my lord, have now past, since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door; during which time I have been
62. oldal - difficult, chiefly, because, while we have them under consideration, all the reasons pro and con are not present to the mind at the same time; but sometimes one set present themselves, and at other times another, the first being out of sight. Hence the various purposes or
241. oldal - and, permit me to say, affection, which I shall always have for your lordship, make it painful to me to see you engaged in conducting a war, the great ground of which (as described in your letter) is " the necessity of preventing the American trade from passing into foreign Channels.
142. oldal - Strahan; and think I do myself honour when I tell you that I read them with tears; but tears are neither to me nor to you of any further use, when once the tribute of nature has been paid. The business of life summons us away from