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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.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
Printed for J. and J. RIVINGTON, in St. Paul's.
Church-Yard, and R. and J. DODSLEY, in Pall-Malli

M.DCC.LY.

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L E T T E R I.
Mr. Waller to Lady Lucy, Sister to Lady

Dorothy Sydney.
Madam,

N this common Joy at Penfhurst, I

know to whom Complaints may come less unseasonable than to your Ladyship; the Loss of a Bedfellow

being almost equal to that of a Mirtrets, and therefore you ought at least to pardon, if you consent not to, the Imprecations of the Deferted, which just Heaven no doubt will hear. May my Lady Dorothy, if we may yet call her so, suffer as much, and have the like Passion for this young Lord, whom she has preferred to the rest of Mankind, as others have had for her; and may this Love, before the Year go about, make her taste of the first Curse imposed VOL. II.

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