The Secretary, and Complete Letter Writer: Containing a Collection of Letters Upon Most Occasions and Situations in Life. To which is Added, an Essay on Letter Writing
Knott & Lloyd, 1803 - Letter writing - 168 pages
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acquaintance affection answer appears brother called character conduct consider considerable conversation dare dear death duty evil Excellency expect expressed eyes father feel formed fortune friendship FUTURE give gone hands happiness heard heart honourable hope human husband INDICATIVE MOOD keep kind lady late least less letter live look Lord loved Madam manner means mind MOOD mother nature necessary never night object observe passed PERFECT perhaps person placed pleasure Plural present PRETERIMPERFECT TENSE PRETERPERFECT prison pronoun proper reason received relation respect rules scene seems sense Servant short Singular sometimes sounds speak substantives suffer taken tears TENSE thing thou thought tion true verb virtue whole wife wish write young
Page 93 - The greatest benefit which one friend can confer upon another, is to guard, and excite, and elevate his virtues. This your mother will still perform, if...
Page vii - Careless their merits, or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he prayed and felt for all...
Page 143 - And the green turf lie lightly on thy breast : There shall the morn her earliest tears bestow, There the first roses of the year shall blow; While angels with their silver wings o'ershade The ground, now sacred by thy reliques made.
Page 74 - I am ignorant of any one quality, that is amiable in a man, which is not equally so in a woman : I do not except even modesty and gentleness of nature. Nor do I know one vice or folly, which is not equally detestable in both.
Page xv - Why form'd so weak, so little, and so blind? First, if thou canst, the harder reason guess, Why form'd no weaker, blinder, and no less?
Page 157 - Wherever we are studious to please, we are afraid of trusting our first thoughts, and endeavour to recommend our opinion by studied ornaments, accuracy of method, and elegance of style.
Page 144 - Burns's poems, and have read them twice ; and though they be written in a language that is new to me, and many of them on subjects much inferior to the author's ability, I think them on the whole a very extraordinary production.
Page 130 - It is the curse of kings, to be attended By slaves, that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law ; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance, it frowns More upon humour, than advis'd respect.
Page 84 - Soon after I perceived that I had suffered a paralytic stroke, and that my speech was taken from me. I had no pain, and so little dejection in this dreadful state, that I wondered at my own apathy, and considered that perhaps death itself, when it should come, would excite less horror than seems now to attend it.