The Complete Letter-writer; Or, Polite English Secretary ...

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S. Crowder, 1789

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Page 182 - THE only news that you can expect to have from me here, is news from heaven, for I am quite out of the world, and there is fcarce any thing can reach me except the noife of thunder, •which undoubtedly you have heard too.
Page 85 - tis his, and hath been slave to thousands: But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that WHICH NOT ENRICHES HIM, BUT MAKES ME POOR INDEED.
Page 208 - To be present at all the adventures to which human life is exposed, to administer slumber to thy eyelids in the agonies of a fever, to cover thy beloved face in the day of battle, to go with thee a guardian angel incapable of wound or pain, where I have longed to attend thee when a weak, a fearful woman : these, my dear, are the thoughts with which I warm my poor languid heart.
Page 183 - While they were thus bufied, (it was on the laft of July between two and three in the afternoon,) the clouds grew black, and fuch a ftorm of lightning and thunder enfued, that all the labourers made the beft of...
Page 153 - I trust, will deal graciously with you, restore you those honours and that fortune which a distempered time hath deprived you of, together with the life of your father ; which I rather advise might be by a new gift and creation from himself, than by any other means, to the end you may pay the thanks to him without having obligation to any other.
Page 162 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rifing fweet, With charm of earlieft birds; pleafant the fun, When firft on this delightful land he fpreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and...
Page 183 - It was but this very morning that he had obtained her parents' consent, and it was but till the next week that they were to wait to be happy. Perhaps...
Page 191 - ... of his mind, and of his body, in their turns. I have had frequent opportunities of late to...
Page 208 - As we know no more of the next life, but that it will be an happy one to the good, and miserable to the wicked, why may we not please ourselves at least to alleviate the difficulty of resigning this being, in imagining that we shall have a sense of what passes below, and may possibly be employed in guiding the steps of those with whom we walked with innocence when mortal?
Page 225 - ... and the groans of an afflicted wife. And when you are not (which sure by sympathy I shall know), I shall wish my own dissolution with you that so we may go hand in hand to Heaven. 'Tis too late to tell you what...

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