Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter to Mrs. Montagu Between the Years 1755 and 1800 Volume 3

Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter to Mrs. Montagu Between the Years 1755 and 1800 Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...qualities should run all to waste, when she will hereafter be in a situation, which might render them so very distinguished a blessing to hjerself, herself, and to society if they are properly cultivated. The child herself has suggested a plan, which seems to bid the fairest, in her particular circumstances, for her improvement. But probably I may not be able to give you an account of this before we meet. I have not seen Miss Burney's Cecilia. It has not yet travelled to our circulating library. Did you ever read Ulloa's History of the Emperor Charles V. I have just finished it; it is naturally and sensibly written, but with the partiality of a cotemporary historian, whose family had been in the service of his hero. His account of tiie Indian affairs seems the best part of his book. I have been trying to read a French history of Scander-beg; but, besides the abomination of its being a heavy quarto, the story is so very dull, and the style so affected, that my patience extended very little farther, than reading the contents of the chapters and the margin. I had a letter from our dear Sylph by the same post with yours; in it, she complains that her head and eyes are both gone; but I see no proof of any deficiency in either by her letter. Mr. Vesey Paris, 1621. The Editor, in his early days, used to consider himself as a very intrepid reader j but he was never able to wade through that book. does does not think of setting out for England till next moon. I do not at all like this delay. My nephew Pennington, who is at Bruges, writes me an account of the ceremony of the triumphal entry of the " Premier Etudiant" of Louvain, as an affair of an astonishing eclat. The young man is a native of Bruges, and the honors paid him are beyond any public reward...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667689
  • 9781236667687