Memoirs Of The Life And Correspondence Of Mrs. Hannah More (volume 1)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Roberts

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... for the bosom and the fire-side, and not for the world. Indeed, she never attempted what are called good letters herself, or much valued them in others. She used to say, 'If I want wisdom, sentiment, or information, I can find them much better in books. What I want in a letter, is the picture of my friend's mind, and the common course of his life. I want to know what he is saying andrdoing; I want him to turn out the inside of his heart to me, without disguise, without appearing better than he is; without writing for a character. I have the same feeling in writing to him. My letter is, therefore, worth nothing to an indifferent person, but it is of value to the friend who cares for me.' She added, that letters among near relations were family newspapers, meant to convey paragraphs of intelligence, and advertisements of projects, and not sentimental essays. Miss H. More to one of her sisters. London, 1775. Our first visit was to Sir Joshua's, where we were received with all the friendship imaginable. I am going, to-day, to a great dinner: Nothing can be conceived so absurd, extravagant, and fantastical, as the present mode of dressing the head. Simplicity and modesty are things so much exploded, that the very names are no longer remembered. I have just escaped from one of the most fashionable disfigurers; and though I charged him to dress me with the greatest simplicity, and to have only a very distant eve upon the fashion, just enough to avoid the pride of singularity, without running into ridiculous excess; yet in spite of all these sage didactics, I absolutely blush at myself, and turn to the glass with as much caution as a vain beauty, just risen from the small-pox; which cannot be a more disfiguring disease than the present mode of dressing. Of the on...

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... for the bosom and the fire-side, and not for the world. Indeed, she never attempted what are called good letters herself, or m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217731279

ISBN - 13:9780217731270

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