Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and entertaining letters [selected by V. Knox].

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From the same to the Rev W Freind
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From the same to the Duchess of Portland
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the Rev Mr and Mrs Freind
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From the same to the Rev Dr Shaw
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From the same to the Duchess of Portland
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From the same to Mrs Donellan
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IB Lord Chesterfield to Dr R ChevenU Bishop of Waterford
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From the same to the same
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Lord Chesterfield to Solomon Dayrolles Esq
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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From the same to Dr R Chevenix
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From the same to the same
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From the same to Solomon Dayrolles Esq
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From the same to the same
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30 From the same to Dr R Chevenix
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From the same to the same
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Letter Page 3a Lord Chesterfield to Dr R Chevenix
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From the same to Solomon DayrollesEsq
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From the same to Dr R Chevenix
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Colley Cibber to Mr Richardson
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37 Mr Strahan to Mr Richardson
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From the same to the same
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From Dr Young to Mr Richardson
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From the same to the same
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Lady Bradshaigh to Mr Richardson
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Mr Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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Lady Bradshaigh to Mr Richardson
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Mr Shenstone to a Friend
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From the same to Mr Jago
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From the same to Mr Reynolds
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From the same to a Friend
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From the same to Mr
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From the same to Mr Graves on Benevo lence and Friendship
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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From the same to Mr Jago
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From the same to Mr on his Marriage
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From the same to Mr Jago with an Invita tion to the Leasowes
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From the same to C W Esq
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From the same to Mr Graves on the Death of M r Shenstones Brother
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From the same to C W Esq
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From the same to Mr Graves on the Death of Mr Whistler
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From the same to the same on hearing that his Letters to Mr Whistler were destroyed
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Utter Page 1 Mr West to Mr Gray
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Mr Gray to Mr West
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From the same to the same
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Mr West to Mr Gray
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From the same to Dr Wharton
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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From the same to Mr Walpole
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From the same to Dr Wharton
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From the same to Mr Mason
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From the same to Dr Wharton
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From the same to Mr Mason
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2i From the same to Mr Slonehewer
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From the same to Dr Wharton
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From the same to Mr Palgrave
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2a From the same to the same
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From the same to Dr Wharton
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From the same to Mr Slonehewer
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From the same to Dr Clarke
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From the same to Dr Wharton
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From the same to Mr Mason
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From the same to Mr N icholls
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Si From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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Mr Sterne to Miss L
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From the same to J H S Esq
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Letter Pag 38 Mr Sterne to David Garrick Esq
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From the same to Lady D
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From the same to Mr Foley at Paris
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From the same to the same
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From the same to the same
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From the same to Mrs F
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From the same to Miss Sterne
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From the same to Mr W
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From the same to Miss Sterne
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From the same to J H S Esq
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Ignatius Sancho to Mr Sterne
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Mr Sterne to Ignatius Sancho
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From the same to Miss Sterne
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From the same to the same
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From the same to J D n Esq
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From the same to J H S Esq
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From the same to Ignatius Sancho
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From the same to Miss Sterne
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From the same to Mr and Mrs J
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From the same to A Le Esq
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From the same to Mr and Mrs J
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From the same to Miss Sterne
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From the same to Mrs J
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From the same to miiiii
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Ignatius Sancho to Mr J W E
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From the same to Mr M
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From the same to Mrs B
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From the same to the same
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Page 147 - When you have seen one of my days, you have seen a whole year of my life ; they go round and round like the blind horse in the mill, only he has the satisfaction of fancying he makes a progress, and gets some ground ; my eyes are open enough to see the same dull prospect, and to know that, having made four-and-twenty steps more, I shall be just where I was...
Page 154 - ... for I spy no human thing in it but myself. It is a little chaos of mountains and precipices ; mountains, it is true, that do not ascend much above the clouds, nor are the declivities quite so amazing as Dover cliff'; but...
Page 154 - We have old Mr. Southern at a gentleman's house a little way off, who often comes to see us ; he is now seventy-seven years old,* and has almost wholly lost his memory ; but is as agreeable as an old man can be, at least I persuade myself so when I look at him, and think of Isabella and Oroonoko.
Page 201 - I live ! my gardens are in the window, like those of a lodger up three pair of stairs in Petticoat Lane, or Camomile Street, and they go to bed regularly under the same roof that I do : dear, how charming it must be to walk out in one's own garden, and sit on a bench in the open air with a fountain, and a leaden statue, and a rolling stone, and an arbour ! have a care of sore throats though, and the agoe.
Page 236 - For God's sake, persuade her to come and fix in England, for life is too short to waste in separation ; and, whilst she lives in one country, and I in another, many people will suppose it proceeds from choice ; — besides, I want thee near me, thou child and darling of my heart...
Page 149 - There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow : there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
Page 173 - Cat, the name you distinguish her by, I am no less at a loss, as well knowing one's handsome cat is always the cat one...
Page 232 - Sancho! any more than mine? It is by the finest tints, and most insensible gradations, that nature descends from the fairest face about St James's, to the sootiest complexion in Africa: — at which tint of these is it, that the ties of blood are to cease? and how many shades must we descend lower still in the scale, ere Mercy is to vanish with them?
Page 149 - But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
Page 172 - In the first place he is the hardest author by far I ever meddled with. Then he has a dry conciseness that makes one imagine one is perusing a table of contents rather than a book ; it tastes for all the world like chopped hay, or rather like chopped logic ; for he has a violent affection to that art, being in some sort his own invention ; so that he often loses himself in little trifling distinctions and verbal niceties, and what is worse, leaves you to extricate yourself as you can.

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