Universal Letter Writer: With Letters from the Writings of Sir Walter Scott, Hannah More, Dr. Johnson, [and Others]. Th which are Added The Complete Petitioner, Forms of Law, Cards of Compliment, &c., Also, A New English Grammar (Google eBook)

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T. Nelson and Sons, 1855
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Any idea of the value? I have an 1850 copy of the book. It's about 3"X4.75"X.75". All pages are in good condition but the cover is in fair condition.

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Page 172 - Now know ye, that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration...
Page 183 - I or my heirs, executors or administrators, hereafter can, shall or may have, for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause, or thing whatsoever from the beginning of the world to the day of the date of these presents.
Page 86 - The wonder of these sights impels me into night-walks about her crowded streets, and I often shed tears in the motley Strand from fulness of joy at so much life. All these emotions must be strange to you ; so are your rural emotions to me. But consider, what must I have been doing all my life, not to have lent great portions of my heart with usury to such scenes...
Page 88 - Fountain heads, and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves ! Moonlight walks, when all the fowls Are warmly housed, save bats and owls! A midnight bell, a parting groan...
Page 181 - Day of in the Year of the Reign of our Sovereign LADY VICTORIA, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Page 177 - God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT : That is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God...
Page 110 - I have lost her when her excellent natural sense was rapidly improving, after eight years of struggle and distress had bound us fast together, and moulded our tempers to each other, — when a knowledge of her worth had refined my youthful love into friendship, before age had deprived it of much of its original ardour, — I lost her, alas ! (the choice of my youth, and the partner of my misfortunes) at a moment when I had the prospect of her sharing my better days.
Page 177 - I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God; and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give...
Page 177 - Calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body. and knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to die. do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that Is to say principally and first of all.
Page 86 - ... tapers, where I might live with handsome visible objects. I consider the clouds above me but as a roof beautifully painted, but unable to satisfy the mind ; and, at last, like the pictures of the apartment of a connoisseur, unable to afford him any longer a pleasure. So fading upon me, from disuse, have been the beauties of Nature, as they have been confinedly called ; so ever fresh, and green and warm are all the inventions of men, and assemblies of men in this great city.

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