Gossip About Letters And Letter-writers

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byGeorge Seton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...penmanship is excellent, and the signature bold and distinctive; but unfortunately only the letter ' Y' remains of the words immediately preceding, which were no doubt expressive of the most unbounded attachment. His Lordship descants as follows:--My Angel, I aske pardon for troubleing you when I have nothing to say that's worth your while heareing from the Ports of Cambray, where I cou'd not get in to last night. I have no other design by sending you this Billet but to make me think and dream over your Charms, with which I 'm Ass enough to be intoxicate, and for to pray you to write me every day, and to appoint when I 120 ' Specimen' Love-Letters. shall come back. I think already every hour has been a month sine (since) I left you. My Angel, I have the honour to be, Y.... Ogilvy. A My Lady My Lady Ogilvy, au Cheval d'Or a Lille. Even the 'love-letters of eminent persons' are not particularly edifying, if at least we may judge from a volume published under that title in the year 1859, an edited by a gentleman bearing the historical name of Charles Martcl. Most of his specimens exhibit that wearisome iteration by which amatory epistles are usually characterized, and thus fully confirm the truth of the Irish poet's estimate already quoted. The editor ventures to hope that his volume may prove useful as a collection of precedents. ' As most persons,' he says, ' feel awkward when they first set about making love, they may welcome an opportunity of acquiring confidence by taking a leaf out of the books of those who have distinguished themselves either in the world of letters or of action!' His examples include excerpts from the correspondence of Swift, Pope, Sterne, Burns, Goethe, Nelson, and Napoleon; but, strange to say, in the case of the Dean of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...penmanship is excellent, and the signature bold and distinctive; but unfortunately only the letter ' Y' remains of the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217216692

ISBN - 13:9780217216692

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