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THE

FASHIONABLE

LETTER-WRITER;

OR, ART OF

POLITE CORRESPONDENCE,

IN

ORIGINAL LETTERS,

WITH COMPLIMENTARY INVITATION NOTES, ETC:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

Correct Legal Forms of Bonds, with Sureties,

Forms of Wills, &c., &c.

BY R. TURNER, B.A.

BY W. LIMMING,
OF CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

LONDON:

DEAN & SON, LUDGATE HILL;
AND WILLIAM TEGG, PANCRAS LANE, CHEAPSIDE.

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PREFACE.

Of all the arts that have been discovered, and which have contributed to the benefit and happiness of man, the art of writing certainly ranks secondary to none; and of the varied species into which this art may be divided, there is none of greater utility and importance than the epistolary form.

The importance of epistolary writing is indeed such that it is needless to insist upon the advantages that result from it; the more so, because all who can boast of this accomplishment must be fully sensible of its sterling value, which nothing can depreciate. On the contrary, persons who are unable to convey their sentiments to a friend without the assistance of a third party, feel, with keen regret, the unpleasant situation in which

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