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ENGLISH LETTER-WRITER:

OR,

EPISTOLARY SELECTIONS;

DESIGNED

TO IMPROVE YOUNG PERSONS

IN THE ART OF LETTER-WRITING, AND IN THE

PRINCIPLES OF VIRTUE AND PIETY.

With introductory RULES and OBSERVATIONS on
EPISTOLARY COMPOSITION ; and BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES of the

writers from whom the letters are selected.

“ Scarcely any species of composition deserves inore to be cultivated
than the epistolary style, since none is of more various or frequent use,
through the whole subordination of human life.”...... Dr. Johnsoy.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

6* LESSONS FOR YOUNG PERSONS IN HUMBLE LIFE."

York:

Printed by Thomas Wilson and Sons, High-Ousegaie,

For LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, and BROWN,
Paternoster-Row, London: and for Wilson and Sons, York.

Price, bound, 58.

1814.

Entered at Stationers' Hall.

А JUDICIOUS selection from the letters of eminent wri. ters, may properly find place among the various publications, designed for the instruction and amusement of young persons. By presenting to their view, some of the best models, both with respect to language and sentiment, which English literature affords, it will render them considerable assistance in acquiring the epistolary art. It will, at the same time, furnish them with a pleasing diversity of reading, and enlarge their experience of the affairs of the world, without endangering their morals, or too much diverting their attention from severer studies; and, under the sanction of highly respectable names, it will inculcate, in a peculiarly striking and influential manner, the most important principles of virtue and piety.

To accomplish these objects, is the design of the present work. The letters of which it is composed, are recommendable by the correctness, and, in many instances,

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