A Select Collection of Original Letters: Written by the Most Eminent Persons, on Various Entertaining Subjects, and on Many Important Occasions: from the Reign of Henry the Eighth, to the Present Time
J. and J. Rivington and R. and J. Dodsley, 1755
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Account Affairs Affection appear becauſe believe beſt body Character Converſation Country Cromwell Dear Duke endeavour equally expect Eyes fame fear firſt fome Friend Friendſhip give half Hand Happineſs hear Heart himſelf Honour hope Hours Houſe humble Humour juſt kind King L E T T E R Lady laſt leaſt leave leſs LETTER live look Lord Madam mean meet Merit Mind moſt muſt myſelf Nature never Night obliged once Pains perfect Perſon Place pleaſe Pleaſure Poet preſent Queen Reaſon received S A M ſaid ſame ſay ſee ſeems Servant Service ſeveral ſhall ſhe ſhort ſhould ſince Sir William Temple ſome ſomething Soul Spirit Subject ſuch tell theſe thing thoſe thought tion Town true turn uſe Virtue walked whole whoſe wiſh World write yourſelf
Page 204 - Let him study the Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament. Therein are contained the words of eternal life. It has God for its Author ; salvation for its end ; and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
Page 2 - ... much declined by fair ladies, old age : may she live to be very old, and yet seem young, be told so by her glass, and have no aches to inform her of the truth : and when she shall appear to be mortal, may her Lord not mourn for her, but go hand in hand with her to that place where we are told there is neither marrying nor giving in marriage, that being there divorced we may all have an equal interest in her again.
Page 266 - He walked ten hours a day, would not eat or drink if his servant stayed in the room. His meat was served up ready cut, and sometimes it would lie an hour on the table before he would touch it, and then eat it walking.
Page 180 - ... they are not so much as taught to spell in their childhood, nor can ever attain to it in their whole lives.
Page 193 - I cannot live a week longer. At this time my spirits fail me ; and it is the ardent love I have for you that carries me beyond my strength, and enables me to tell you, the...
Page 128 - For my morals betwixt man and man, I am not to be my own judge. I appeal to the world, if I have deceiv'd or defrauded any man: and for my private conversation, they who see me every day can be the best witnesses, whether or no it be blameless and inoffensive. Hitherto I have no reason to complain that men of either party shun my company.
Page 143 - But such little remarks as may be continued within the compass of a letter, and such unpremeditated thoughts as may be communicated between friend and friend, without incurring the censure of the world, or setting up for a dictator you shall have from me since you have enjoined it.
Page 180 - ... next her about a new cargo of fans. • It is a little hard that not one gentleman's daughter in a thousand should be brought to read...
Page 179 - I cannot conceive you to be human creatures, but a certain sort of species hardly a degree above a monkey ; who has more diverting tricks than any of you, is an animal less mischievous and expensive, might in time be a tolerable critic in velvet and brocade, and for aught I know, would equally become them.