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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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The Answer to it.

Most Obliging Friend,

| | 233 I Am ravisht with content, to see how your curious art, and delicateness thereof, can so happily translate your hand and fancy from on slower to another, the one as the draught of your Needle, the other of your Pen, were I to be judg, I knew not which to give the greatest praise or encomium, the Flourishes of the Pen, or the Flowers of the Needle; the one might make Arachuy's Maids of Honour (I mean those delicate fingered Nuns) to blush, to be out-done; and from the other, a Secretary to a Queen may gather eloquence and fancy. You need not make the least question of my love, or the integrity thereof, for although I want the art of Rhetorick to represent it, yet my deeds and services shall be the elaborate Elocutors which shall express my self to be,

Your most cordially affectionate Servant, S.L.