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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.

Indearedly Beloved,

YOU honour me much with the testimony of yur affection; and do glad my heart by giving me to understand, that your Governess continueth her vigilancy and accustomed care; if she reap the praise thereof, the profit will be yours and yet she will be a gainer too, for this will be the means to increase the number of her Scholars. Mr. F. G.'s. marriage is no news to me, wishing her all happiness in her choice, and that her fortune may be answerable to her incomparable virtues; but for your good wishes to me in the like nature, (though I am thankful to you or | | 236 for them, yet) I should not be displeased, if you did forbear to utter them, for if good Husbands are Miracles, why should I afflict my self with the vain expectation of them, since Miracles are ceased? I can best content my self with my present condition, having thereby a greater liberty to express my self to be,

Your passionate and most obliged Friend and Servant, S. L.