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34 From an aged lady in the couutry, to her niece in New York,

cautioning her against keeping company with a gentleman of

a bad character

35 The young lady's answer

21

36 From a sailor at New-York, to his wife in Albany

ib

37 From a young woman, a servant in New-York, to her parents,

desiring their consent to marry

ib

38 The parent's answer

22

39 From a father to a daughter, in dislike of her intentions to mar-

ry at too early an age

ib

40 From an elder to a younger brother, cautioning him in the

choice of a wife

23

41 From a daughter to her father, pleading for her sister, who had

married without his consent

ib

42 The father's answer

24

43 From an uncle to his nephew, on the pernicious habit drink-

ing to excess

25

44 From a younger to an older brother

27

45 From a merchant's widow to a lady, a distant relation, in be-

half of her two orplans

28

46 The lady's answer

ib

47 From an indulgent father to a profligate

48 From a daughter to a father, wherein she dutifully expostulates

against a match he had proposed to her, with a gentleman

much older than herself

30

49 Mrs. Rowe to her mother, on the approach of her own death 31

50 The Earl of Stafford to his son, just before his lordship’s exe-

cution

ib

61 From one cousin to another on making and breaking promises 32

PART II.-BUSINESS.

52 From a young man in the country, to a merchant in New-York,

offering correspondence

33

53 The merchant's answer

ib

54 From a young man whose master had lately died

34

55 The answer

ib

56 To a correspondent, requesting the payment of a sum of money ib

57 Answer

ib

58 From a merchant at St. Thomas, to a brother in New York

desiring him to sell some goods and purchase others

35

59 The Answer

ib

60 An ugent demand of payment

ib

61 The answer

36

62 From a young man in trade, to a wholesale dealer, who had

suddenly made a demand on him

ib

63 The answer

37

64 Soliciting the loan of money from a friend

ib

65 The answer

ib

66 From a tradesman to a customer, demanding payment

38

67 Ansiver to the preceding

of

money

Let.

Page.

68 The tradesman's reply

38

69 From a tradesman unable to honor his acceptance, to a merchant ib

70 From a merchant to a tradesman, demanding money, and ex-

pressing disapprobation of his proceedings

39.

71 The answer

ib

72 To a person, who wants to borrow money of another, without

any claim but assurance

40

73 Refusal to lend money.

41

74 From a young tradesman in distressed circumstances, to another

of age and experience

ib

75 From å tenant to a landlord, excusing delay of payment ih

76 The answer

42

77 From an insolvent debtor to his principal creditor, requesting

the acceptance of a composition

ib

78 The answer

ib

79 From a tradesman to a wholesale dealer, to delay payment of a

sum of money

43

80 The answer

ib

81 From a young man, who had an opportunity to set up in busi-

ness, but destitute of money, to a gentleman of reputed be-

nevolence

ib

82 The gentleman's answer

44

83 From the servant of a wholesale dealer, to his master in New-

York, giving an account of his customers in the country ib

84 The master's answer

45

85 Recommending a man servant

ib

86 The answer

ib

87 From a country storekeeper, to his friend in New-York, desir.

ing him to send him some goods

46

88 The answer

ib

89 From a country storekeeper, to a merchant in New-York, com-

plaining of the badness of his goods

ib

90 The answer

47

91 From a tradesman in distressed circumstances desiring a letter

of license

ib

92 The answer

ib

PART III.-LOVE, COURTSHIP, AND MARRIAGE.

93 From a young gentleman to a lady with whom he is in love 48

94 The lady's answer

ib

95 The gentleman's reply

49

96 From the young gentleman's mother to the young lady

ib

97 The young lady's answer

50

98 The young lady to the young gentleman.

il

99 From the same

51

100 The young gentleman's answer

ib

101 From the lady after marriage, to an unmarried cousin

52

102 From a young merchant in New-York, to a widow lady in the

country

53

103 The lady's lettter to her brother, an attorney, concerning the

above

ib
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Let.

104 The brother's answer

105 From the lady to Mr. Moreton

ib

106 From a young gentleman, in expectation of an estate from a

penurious uncle, to a young lady of small fortune, desiring

her to elope with him

55

107 The lady's prudent answer

ib

108 From a young officer to a lady with whone he is in love

56

109 The officer's letter to the lady's father

ib

110 The young lady's letter to her lover

57

111 The father's answer to the young gentleman

58

112 From a young man just out of his apprenticeship, to his sweet-

heart, in the neighborhood

59

113 The answer

ib

114 Front the gentleman

60

115 The lady's answer

61

116 The gentleman's reply

62

117 From the lady, in answer

63

118 The brother's letter

64

119 From the gentleman, after !uis arrival in London, to the lady in

65

120 From a lover to his mistress, lately recovered from sickness ib

121 Front a rich young gentleman, to a beautiful young lady with no

fortune

66

122 The young lady's answer

ib

123 The gentleman's reply

67

124 The lady's rejoinder

68

125 From a lady to a gentleman, complaining of indifference ib

126 The gentleman's reply

69

127 From a young officer, ordered to his regiment in Minorca, to a

young lady whom he had courted

ib

128 The lady's answer

70

129 From a gentleman to a young lady of superior fortune

71

130 The answer

72

131 From a gentleman of some fortune, to a lady's mother

ib

132 The mother's answer

73

133 From a young tradesinan to a gentleman, desiring permission

to visit his daughter

ib

134 From the saine to the young lady by permission of her father

135 From a widow to a young man rejecting his suit

ib

136 From a young lady to a gentleman that courted her, whom she

could not esteeni, bút forced by her parents to receive his visits ib

137 From a young lady in the country to her father, acquainting
him with an offer made to her of marriage

75

138 The answer

ib

139 From Mr. Smith to the young lady's father

76

140 From a gentleman to a lady whom he accuses of inconstancy

ib

141 The lady's answer

77

142 From a father to his daughters on love and friendship

78

143 Froin the same to the same, on the foregoing subject

80

144 From a father to his daughters, on courtship and coquettish

behaviour

82

145 From the same to the same, on the foregoing subject

84

146 From a father to his daughters, on marriage

147 From the same to the same, on the foregoing subject

88

PART IV.-FRIENDSHIP.

148 A letter on friendship, written by a gentleman deceased, and

found amongst his papers,

89

149 From a young woman to a lady with whom shé had formerly

lived as a companion

91

150 The lady's answer

92

151 From a gentleman on his travels abroad, to his friend in Lon-
don, on arbitrary power, and popish superstition

ib

152 His friend's answer

94

153 From a young merchant, to an aged gentleman, formerly of

the same profession, but now retired from business

95

154 The answer

96

155 From a gentleman in decayed circumstances in the country, to

another lately returned from the East Indies, recommending

his son to his protection

97

156 The answer

98

157 On marriage, from a lady in town to ber friend in the country 99

158 To the same

100

159 From a lady to her friend, whose lover had basely deserted her

and married another

102

160 From a lady who had formerly kept a boarding-school, to

another of the same profession, on female education

103

161 To a young man on the commencement and pursuit of trade 104

162 To a young gentleman, on his entering into the world, with di-

rections how to conduct himself

106

163 From a lady to her friend who had buried her husband 108

164 From a gentleman to his friend, in distressed circumstances,

who had endeavored to conceal his poverty

109

165 From a gentleman lately returned from his travels, to his

friend, concernig loyalty

110

166 To a young man on prudence

111

167 To the same, on the vicissitudes of human life

112

168 Dr. Johnson to Mrs. Thrale, on the value of long established

friendship

113

169 Mr. Locke to Mr. Molyneux, on the advantages of friendship 114

170 The Bishop of Rochester to Mr. Pope

ib

171 Dr. Arbuthnot to Mr. Pope

115

172 Letter from Mr. West to Mr. Gray, soliciting his correspon-

dence

116

173 Nr. Johnson to Mrs. Thrale, on the death of her husband ib

174 Mrs. Whiteway to Lord Orrery, describing the melancholy sit-

uation of Dean Swift

117

175 Dr. Johnson to the Honorable Mr. Wyndham, on his (Dr.

Johnson's) recovery from illness

118

176 Dr. Dodd to the King : written by Dr. Johnson

ib

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