Specimens Of Letter-writing

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byLaura Emma Lockwood

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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.1911 Excerpt: ... SIDNEY LANIER TO MR. GIBSON PEACOCK 33 Denmead St., Balt1more, Md., January 6, 1878..... Maria's cards were duly distributed, and we were all touched with her charming little remembrances. With how much pleasure do I look forward to the time when I may kiss her hand in my own house! We are in a state of supreme content with our new home: it really seems to me as incredible that myriads of people have been living in their own homes heretofore as to the young couple with a first baby it seems impossible that a great many other couples have had similar prodigies. It is simply too delightful. Good heavens, how I wish that the whole world had a Home! I confess I am a little nervous about the gas-bills, which must come in, in the course of time; and there are the water-rates, and several sorts of imposts and taxes: but then, the dignity of being liable for such things! is a very supporting consideration. No man is a Bohemian who has to pay water-rates and a street-tax. Every day when I sit down in my dining-room--my dining-room!--I find the wish growing stronger that each poor soul in Baltimore, whether saint or sinner, could come and dine-w1th me. How I would carve out the merry-thoughts for the old hags! How I would stufF the big wall-eyed rascals till their rags ripped again! There was a knight of old times who built the dininghall of his castle across the highway, so that every wayfarer must perforce pass through: there the traveller, rich or poor, found always a trencher and wherewithal to fill it. Three times a day, in my own chair at my own table, do I envy that knight and wish that I might do as he did. Send me some word of you two. I was in Philadelphia for a part of the night since I saw you, being on my way to Germantown to see Mr. Kirk. I had to make ...

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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.1911 Excerpt: ... SIDNEY LANIER TO MR. GIBSON PEACOCK 33 Denmead St., Balt1more, Md., January 6, 1878..... Maria's cards were duly distributed, an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217874738

ISBN - 13:9780217874731

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