The Polite Letter Writer; Business, Etiquette, Courtship

The Polite Letter Writer; Business, Etiquette, Courtship

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... in depriving his children, not only of the power of raising themselves, but of living tolerably ind how, on the contrary, from being born to a creditable expectation, he sinks them into the lowest class of mankind, and, exposes them to most dangerous temptation What has not such a father to answer for! and all this for the sake of indulging himlelf in an idle, a careless, a thoughtlesn habit, that cannot afford the least satisfaction, beyond the present hour, if in thatnd which must be attended with deep rei.orse, when he begins to reflect. Think seriously of these things, and in time resolve tn such a course as may bring credit tc yourlelf, justice to all you deal with, peace and ileasure to your own mind, comfort to your amily; and which will give at the anus ime the highest satisfaction to Your careful and loving father. LETTER LXXIV The Son't grateful Antwer. Hoitored Sir, I return yon my sincere thanks for your seasonable reproof and advice. I have indeed too much indulged myself in a very careless habit; and had already begun U feel the evil consequences of it, when I received your letter, in the insults of a creditor or two, from whom I expected kinder treatment. But, indeed, they wanted but their own, so I could only blame myself, who had brought their rough usage upon me. Your letter came so seasonably upon this, that I hope it will not want its desired effect; and u I think it is not yet too late, I am resolved to take another course with myself and my affairs, that I may avoid the ill consequences you so judiciously forewarn n.e of, and give to my family and friends the pleasure they so well deserve at my hand; and particularly that satisfaction to so good a father, which is owing to him by his Most dutiful son. more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973046
  • 9781236973047