The Letters And Works Of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (volume 2)

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byLady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TO THE COUNTESS OF MAR. Pera of Constantinople, March 10, O.S. 1717. I Have not written to you, dear sister, these many months :--a great piece of self-denial. But I know not where to direct, or what part of the world you are in. I have received no letter from you since that short note of April last, in which you tell me, that you are on the point of leaving England, and promise me a direction for the place you stay in; but I have in vain expected it till now; and now I only learn from the gazette, that you are returned, which induces me to venture this letter to your house at London. I had rather ten of my letters should be lost, than you imagine I don't write; and I think it is hard fortune if one in ten don't reach you. However, I am resolved to keep the copies, as testimonies of my inclination, to give you, to the utmost of my power, all the diverting part of my travels, while you are exempt from all the fatigues and inconveniences. In the first place, then, I wish you joy of your niece; for I was brought to bed of a daughter * five weeks ago. I don't mention this as one of my diverting adventures; though I must own, that it is not half so mortifying here as in England; there being as much difference, as there is between a little cold in the head, which sometimes happens here, and the consumption cough, so common in London. Nobody keeps their house a month for lying-in; and I am not so fond of any of our customs, as to retain them when they are not necessary. I returned my visits at three weeks' end; and, about four days ago, crossed the sea, which divides this place from Constantinople, to make a new one, where I had the good fortune to pick up many curiosities. * Mary, afterwards married to John, Earl of Bute. I went to see the Sultana Hafiten, favourite of th...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TO THE COUNTESS OF MAR. Pera of Constantinople, March 10, O.S. 1717. I Have not written to you, dear sister, these many months :--a great...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217956505

ISBN - 13:9780217956505

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