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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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A Letter from a Gentlewoman at a Boarding-School in Hackney, to her quondam School-fellow in London.

Indeared Friend,

I Have laid aside the exercise of my Needle, that I may employ my hand some little time in the management of my Pen, that herein I may assure you, that the strong inclinations I have to manifest my self your friend upon all accounts, will not permit me to let slip any opportunity wherein I may evidence this truth. I am troubled that you are not always as ready to honour me with your commands, as I am zealous and forward to obey them. That cordial respect I bear you, hath so strongly link'd me to you, that into whatsoever condition fortune shall throw me, I shall still retain the memory of your affection, and must not live when I cease to love you, whom above mine own welfare I esteem, and therefore must subscribe my self, dearest friend,

Your most affectionate, etc, M.G.