The lady's polite secretary, or new female letter writer. Containing an elegant variety of interesting and instructive letters, intended as Models to form the Style on every Point essential to the Happiness or Entertainment of the Sex. In which are comprised many admired Epistolary Narratives, an Article hitherto unattempted in every Book of the Kind. Likewise several Original Letters of Wit and Sentiment, by Ladies of the first Rank in the Literary World. To which are added, instances, to serve as beacons to the inexperienced, of that flimsy, affected Style and Sentiment, so prevalent in Modern Correspondence, the Delight of our Novelists, and the Bane of our Youth. With Variety of Poetical Letters, Humorous and Pathetic, Sentimental and Descriptive. And Cards of Compliment and Condolance, of Friendship and Resentment. In this Collection are contained Rules to be observed in writing Letters, and the different Forms of Address. To which is prefixed a short, but comprehensive, grammar of th English language. -The Whole so calculated, that any Lady may, in a very short Time, be enabled to write her Thoughts with a becoming Propriety and Ease. By the Right Hon. Lady Dorothea Du Bois

Main Author: Du Bois, Dorothea
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for J. Coote, at No. 16, and T. Evans No. 54, Pater-Noster-Row 1771, [1771]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Date from Alston. - English Short Title Catalog, T140914. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Vertical chain lines
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (xxiv,263,[1]p.,plate) 12°