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

Front Cover
G. H. Derby & Company, 1849 - Letter-writing - 144 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The fathers answer
The fathers letter to the master
From a mother in town to a daughter at school in the country recommending the practice of virtue
From an aged lady in the couutry to her niece in NewYork
The answer
The fathers answer 14 25 From a young tradesman lately entered into business to his father asking his consent to marry
The fathers answer
The mothers answer
From an uncle to his nephew an apprentice on his keeping bad company bad hours c
An uncle in answer to his nephews complaining of hardship in his apprenticeship
From a mother to her son on the same subject ib 32 From a father to a son on his negligence in his affairs
From a young man in the country to a merchant in NewYork
LeU Page 68 The tradesmans reply
Let Page 104 The brothers answer
The answer
The ladys prudent answer ib 108 From a young officer to a lady with whom he is in love
The officers letter to the ladys father ib 110 The young ladys letter to her lover
The fathers answer to the young gentleman
From a young man just out of his apprenticeship to his sweet heart in the neighborhood
The answer ib 114 From the gentleman
The ladys answer
The answer 36
From the lady in answer
The brothers letter
From the gentleman after his arrival in London to the lady in the country
From a lover to his mistress lately recovered from sickness ib 121 From a rich young gentleman to a beautiful young lady with no fortune 66
The young ladys answer ib 123 The gentlemans reply
The ladys rejoinder
From a tradesman unable to honor his acceptance to a merchant
From a merchant to a tradesman demanding money and ex pressing disapprobation of his proceedings 39
The answer
To a person who wants to borrow money of another without any claim but assurance 40
From a gentleman of some fortune to a ladys mother ib 132 The mothers answer
From a father to his daughters on courtship and coquettish behaviour
The gentlemans answer 44
From the same to the same on the foregoing subject
84 The masters answer 45
The answer
From a country storekeeper to his friend in NewYork desir ing him to send him some goods 46
The answer
From a country storekeeper to a merchant in NewYork com
plaining of the badness of his goods ib 90 The answer 47
From a young gentleman to a lady with whom he is in love 49
His friends answer 94 153 From a young merchant to an aged gentleman formerly of the same profession but now retired from business
The gentlemans reply 49
From a gentleman in decayed circumstances in the country to another lately returned from the East Indies recommending his son to his protection
The young ladys answer 50
From the same 51
From the lady after marriage to an unmarried cousin 52
From a lady who had formerly kept a boardingschool to another of the same profession on female education
To a young man on the commencement and pursuit of trade
To a young gentleman on his entering into the world with
From a lady to her friend who had buried her husband
From a gentleman to his friend in distressed circumstances who had endeavored to conceal his poverty
From a gentleman lately returned from his travels to his friend concerning loyalty
To a young man on prudence
To the same on the vicissitudes of human life
Dr Jolmson to Mrs Thrale on the value of long established friendship
Mr Locke to Mr Molyneux on the advantages of friendship
The Bishop of Rochester to Mr Pope ib 171 Dr Arbutlmot to Mr Pope
Letter from Mr West to Mr Gray soliciting his correspon dence
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
Dr Jolmson to the Honorable Mr Wyndham on his Dr Jolmsons recovery from illness
To a young gentleman on his marriage By Mrs Piozzi
On marriage Ascribed to the Rev John Witherspoon late

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

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.

Bibliographic information