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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Forms of Address or Visit.

| | 224 IN the first place, insinuate your contentment in discoursing with your friend face to face, but since you are deprived thereof, you are happy still in having the opportunity and conveniency of writing: That you desire to hear of her welfare, both as to health and other concerns; that your desire is earnest to see her, and that those dayes wherein you see her not, are years; and those years seem ages, especially when you receive no Letters from her; that if she will continue that correspondence, she shall find occasion of finding fault on your side more of importunity than carelessness or neglect; and so conclude with a protesttation of the continuance of an inviolable friendship.