The Letter Writer: Containing a Great Variety of Letters on the Following Subjects: Relationship; Business; Love, Courtship, and Marriage; Friendship, and Miscellaneous Letters: Selected from Judicious and Eminent Writers

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G. Davidson, 1827 - Letter writing - 276 pages
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From a Youth at school to his Father
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From an elder to a younger Brother at school
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From an Apprentice to his Father in praise of his Master and family
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From a Lad to bis Mother during his Apprenticeship
22
From a Young Lady to her Mother
23
The Fathers answer
24
The Fathers letter to the Master
25
From a Mother in town to a Daughter at school in the country recommending the practice of Virtue
26
The Answer
28
From an Officer in the navy to his Son at school ib 22 The Sons Answer
29
From a Young Gentleman clerk to a merchant in town to his father in the country soliciting pocket money
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The Fathers Answer
31
From a young Tradesman lately entered into business to his father asking his consent to marry
32
The Fathers Answer
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From a Young Woman just gone to service in NewYork to her Mother in he country
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From a Mother to her Son on the same subject
40
From a young Woman a servant in New York to her
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From an Uncle to his Nephew on the pernicious habit
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From a Merchants Widow to a lady a distant relation
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From one Cousin to another on making and breaking
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From a Merchant at St Thomas to a Brother in N York
73
r85 Recommending a Man Servant
95
OS From a Young Gentleman to a Lady with whom he is in Love
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The Ladys Answer
100
The Gentlemans Reply
101
From the young gentlemans Mother to the young Lady
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The Young Ladys Answer
103
The Young Lady to the Young Gentleman
104
From the Same
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The Young Gentlemans Answer
106
From the Lady after Marriage to an unmarried Cousin
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Page 219 - Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul; Which long for death, but it cometh not; And dig for it more than for hid treasures; Which rejoice exceedingly, And are glad, when they can find the grave?
Page 226 - 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 226 - Here the heart softens and vigilance subsides ; we are then willing to inquire whether another advance cannot be made, and whether we may not, at least, turn our eyes upon the gardens of pleasure. We approach them with scruple...
Page 227 - By degrees we let fall the remembrance of our original intention, and quit the only adequate object of rational desire. 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.
Page 256 - Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least, you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
Page 227 - 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 228 - 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 depressed by disgust or resentment, with or without a cause, is hourly revived by accidental recollection.
Page 226 - let the errors and follies, the dangers and escape, of this day, sink deep into thy heart. Remember, my son, that human life is the journey of a day. We rise in the morning of youth, full of...
Page 234 - 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 234 - 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.

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