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PART I.-RELATIONSHIP.

1 Fioni a young lad at a boarding school in the cc antry to his

brother, an apprentice in New

York

2 The brother's answer

ib

3 From a young miss to her parents

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4 From the same to her parents on another occasion

it

5 From a young miss to her brother in the country

it

6 Answer to the preceding

ib

7 From a brother to a sister in the country, upbraiding her for be-

ing negligent in writing

7

8 From the daughter to the mother in excuse for her neglect ib

9 From a father to his son at school

ib

10 From a youth at school to his father

11
From an elder to a younger brother at school

ib

12 From an apprentice to his father in praise of his master and

family

9

13 From a lad to his mother during his apprenticeship

ib

14 From a young lady to her mother

10

15 From a young man to his father, desiring him to intercede with

his master to take him again into his service

ib

16 The father's answer

ib

17 The father's letter to the master

11

18 The master's answer

ib

19 From a mother in town, to a daughter at school in the country,

recommending the practice of virtue

ib

20 The answer

12

21 From an officer in the navy to his son at school

13

22 The son's answer

ib

23 From a young gentleman, clerk to a merchant in town, to his

father in the country, soliciting pocket money

ib

24 The father's answer

14

25 From a young tradesman, lately entered into business, to his

father, asking his consent to marry

ib

26 The father's answer

15

27 From a young woman just gone to service in New York, to her

mother in the country

28 The mother's answer

ib

29 From an uncle to his nephew, an apprentice, on his keeping cad

16

company, bad hours, &c.

30 An uncle in answer to his nephew's complaining of hardship in

his apprenticeship

18

81 From a mother to her son on the same subject

ib

82 From a father to a son on his negligence in his affairs

19

* The son's grateful answer

20

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34 Fron an aged lady in th country, to lier niece in New York,

cautioning her against keeping company with a gentleman of

a bad character

20

55 The young lady's answer

21

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

it
57 From a young woman, a servant in New-York, to her parents,
desiring their consent to marry

ib
88 The parent's answer
39 From a father to a daughter, in dislike of her intentions to mar.
ry at too early an age

'b

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 sad
married without his consent

ib

42 The father's answer

24

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

ing to excess

25

44 From a younger to an older brother

27

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

half of her two orphans

28

16 The lady's answer

47 From an indulgent father to a profligate son

29

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

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

51 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 paynıcnt 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 urgent 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

04 Soliciting the loan of money from a friend

ib

65 The answer

66 From a tradesman to a customer, demanding payment of money 38
67 Answer to the preceding

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68 The tradesman's reply

33

69 From a tradesman unable to honor ois 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 a teuant to a landlord, excusing delay of payment

ib

76 The answer

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 liad an opportunity to set up in busi-

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

Devolence

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

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

91 Fron 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 wit'ı 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

97 The young lady's answer

50

98 The young lady to the young gentleman

ib

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 letiter to her brother, an attorney, concerning the

above

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104 The brother's answer

54

ib

105 From the lady to Mr. Morten

106 From a young gentleman, in expectation of ar 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

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

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

110 The young lady's letter to her lover

111 The father's answer to the young gentleman

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

heart, in the neighborhood

59

113 The answer

ib

114 From 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 his arrival in London, to the lady in

the country

65

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

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

fortune

66

122 The young lady's answer

123 The gentleman's reply

124 The lady's rejoinder

125 From a lady to a gentleman, complaining of indifference

126 The gentleman's

reply

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

130 The answer

72

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

ib

132 The mother's answer

133 From a young tradesman to a gentleman, desiring permission

to visit his daughter

ib

134 From the saine to the young lady by permission of her father 74

135 From a widow to a young inan rejecting his suit

ib

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

could not esteem, but forced by her parents to receive his visits ib

137 From a young lady in the country to her fa:hèr, acquainting

hiin 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

141 The lady's answer

77

(42 From a father to his daughters on love and friendship

78

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

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

86

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

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 she had formerly

lived as a companion

91

150 The lady's answer

92

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

ib

152 His friend's answer

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

the same profession, but now retired from business

96

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 prolection

97

156 The answer

9€

157 On marriage, from a lady in town to her 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 saine profession, on leinale education

103

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

162 To a young gentleinan, on his entering into the worlıl, with di-
rections how to conduct himself

106

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

105

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, concerning 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 Dr. Johnson to Mrs. Thrale, on the death of her husband 'ib
174 Mrs. Whiteway to Lord Orrery, describing the melancholy sil-
uation of Dean Swift

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573 Dr. Johnson to the Honorable Mr. Wyndham, on his (Dr.
Johnson's) recovery from illness

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

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