The New Parlor Letter Writer: Containing a Great Variety of Letters on the Following Subjects: Relationship, Business, Love, Courtship & Marriage, Friendship, & Miscellaneous Letters, Law Forms, Etc (Google eBook)

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G. H. Derby & Company, 1849 - Letter-writing - 144 pages
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Contents

The fathers answer
16
The fathers letter to the master
18
From a mother in town to a daughter at school in the country recommending the practice of virtue
19
The answer
23
The fathers answer
25
The fathers answer
27
The mothers answer
28
From an uncle to his nephew an apprentice on his keeping bad company bad hours c
29
An uncle m answer to his nephews complaining of hardship in his apprenticeship
30
From a mother to her son on the same subject ib 32 From a father to a son on his negligence in his affairs
31
From an aged lady in the couutry to her niece m NewYork
20
From a younger to an older brother
27
From a young man in the country to a merchant in NewYork
33
The answer
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The answer 36
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LeU Page 68 The tradesmans reply
38
From a tradesman unable to honor his acceptance to a merchant
69
From a merchant to a tradesman demanding money and ex pressing disapprobation of his proceedings 39
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The answer
71
To a person who wants to borrow money of another without any claim but assurance 40
72
Refusal to lend money 41
74
From a tenant to a landlord excusing delay of payment
75
The answer 42
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The answer
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From a tradesman to a wholesale dealer to delay payment of a sum of money 43
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The answer
80
From a young man who had an opportunity to set up in busi ness but destitute of money to a gentleman of reputed be nevolence
81
The gentlemans answer 44
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84 The masters answer 45
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The answer
86
From a country storekeeper to his friend in NewYork desir ing him to send him some goods 46
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The answer
88
From a country storekeeper to a merchant in NewYork com plaining of the badness of his goods
89
The answer 47
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The answer ib PART III LOVE COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
92
From a young gentleman to a lady with whom he is in love 49
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The gentlemans reply 49
96
The young ladys answer 50
98
From the same 51
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From the lady after marriage to an unmarried cousin 52
102
The ladys letiter to her brother an attorney concerning the above
103
Let Page 104 The brothers answer
54
From the lady to Mr Moreton ib 106 From a young gentleman in expectation of an estate from a penurious uncle to a young lady of small fortune de...
55
The ladys prudent answer ib 108 From a young officer to a lady with whom he is in love
56
The officers letter to the ladys father ib 110 The young ladys letter to her lover
57
From a lover to his mistress lately recovered from sickness ib 121 From a rich young gentleman to a beautiful young lady with DO fortune 66
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The young ladys answer ib 123 The gentlemans reply
67
The ladys rejoinder
68
From a tady to a gentleman complaining of indifference ib 126 The gentlemans reply
69
The ladys answer
70
From a gentleman to a young lady of superior fortune
71
The answer
72
From a gentleman of some fortune to a ladys mother ib 132 The mothers answer
73
From the same to the young lady by permission of her father
74
From a young lady in the country to her father acquainting him with an offer made to her of marriage
75
The answer ib 139 From Mr Smith to the young ladys father
77
From a father to his daughters on love and friendship
78
From the same to the same on the foregoing subject
80
From a father to his daughters on courtship and coquettish behaviour
82
From the same to the same on the foregoing subject
84
From a father to his daughters on marriage
86
From the same to the same on the foregoing subject
88
A letter on friendship written by a gentleman deceased and found amongst his papers
89
From a young woman to a lady with whom she had formerly lived as a companion
91
The ladys answer
92
His friends answer
94
From a young merchant to an aged gentleman formerly of the same profession but now retired from business
95
The answer
96
From a gentleman in decayed circumstances in the country to another lately returned from the East Indies recommending his son to his protection
97
The answer
98
On marriage from a lady in town to her friend in the country
99
To the same
100
159 From a lady to her friend whose lover had basely deserted her and married another
102
From a lady who had formerly kept a boardingschool to another of the same profession on female education
103
To a young man on the commencement and pursuit of trade
104
To a young gentleman on his entering into the world with
106
From a lady to her friend who had buried her husband
108
From a gentleman to his friend in distressed circumstances who had endeavored to conceal his poverty
109
From a gentleman lately returned from his travels to his friend concerning loyalty
110
To a young man on prudence
111
To the same on the vicissitudes of human life
112
Dr Jolmson to Mrs Thrale on the value of long established friendship
113
Mr Locke to Mr Molyneux on the advantages of friendship
114
The bishop of Rochester to Mr Pope ib 171 Dr Arbutlmot to Mr Pope
115
Letter from Mr West to Mr Gray soliciting his correspon dence
116
Dr Jolmson to Mrs Thrale on the death of her husband ib 174 Mrs Whiteway to Lord Orrery describing the melancholy sit uation of Dean Swift
117
Dr Jolmson to the Honorable Mr Wyndham on his Dr Jolmsons recovery from illness
118
To a young gentleman on his marriage By Mrs Piozzi
124
An ironical letter to a slanderer
132

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Page 112 - We then relax our vigour and resolve no longer to be terrified with crimes at a distance, but rely upon our own constancy, and venture to approach what we resolve never to touch.
Page 119 - That which is appointed to all men is now coming upon you. Outward circumstances, the eyes and the thoughts of men, are below the notice of an immortal being about to stand the trial for eternity, before the Supreme Judge of heaven and earth. Be comforted : your crime, morally or religiously considered, has no very deep dye of turpitude. It corrupted no man's principles ; it attacked no man's life. It involved only a temporary and reparable injury.
Page 115 - I may call upon you, at my hearing, to say somewhat about my way of spending my time at the Deanery, which did not seem calculated towards managing plots and conspiracies. But of that I shall consider. You and I have spent many hours together upon much pleasanter subjects; and that I may preserve the old custom, I shall not part with you now till I have closed this letter with three lines of Milton, which you will, I know, readily, and not without some degree of concern, apply to your ever affectionate,...
Page 113 - ... us, and disease and anxiety obstruct our way. We then look back upon our lives with horror, with sorrow, with repentance; and wish, but too often vainly wish, that we had not forsaken the ways of virtue. Happy are they, my son, who shall learn from thy example not to despair, but shall remember that though the day is past, and their strength is wasted, there yet remains one...
Page 113 - Those that have loved longest love best. A sudden blaze of kindness may by a single blast of coldness be extinguished, but that fondness which length of time has connected with many circumstances and occasions, though it may for a while [be] suppressed by disgust or resentment, with or without a cause, is hourly revived by accidental recollection.
Page 116 - You willing in a short time to alleviate your trouble by some other exercise of the mind. I am not without my part of the calamity. No death since that of my Wife has ever oppressed me like this. But let us remember that we are in the hands of him who knows when to give, and when to take away, who will look upon us with mercy through all our variations of existence, and who invites us to call on him in the day of trouble. Call upon him in this great revolution of life, and call with confidence. You...
Page 113 - ... yet remains one effort to be made ; that reformation is never hopeless, nor sincere endeavours ever unassisted; that the wanderer may at length return after all his errors, and that he who implores strength and courage from above, shall find danger and difficulty give way before him. Go now, my son, to thy repose, commit thyself to the care of Omnipotence, and when the morning calls again to toil, begin anew thy journey and thy life.
Page 137 - SP his heirs, and assigns, a certain tract and parcel of land, bounded as follows, viz. [Here insert the bounds, together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging.'} To have and to hold the same unto the said SP his heirs and assigns, to his and their use and behoof for ever.
Page 116 - You will then find comfort for the past, and support for the future. He that has given You happiness in marriage to a degree of which without personal knowledge, I should have thought the description fabulous, can give You another mode of happiness as a Mother, and at last the happiness of losing all temporal cares in the thoughts of an eternity in heaven.
Page 113 - We entangle ourselves in business, immerge ourselves in luxury, and rove through the labyrinths of inconstancy, till the darkness of old age begins to invade us, and disease and Anxiety obstruct our way. We then look back upon our lives with horror, with sorrow, with repentance; and wish, but too often vainly wish, that we had not forsaken the ways of virtue.

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