This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 Excerpt: ... you. I received no accounts from Mr. Harte by last post, and the mail due this day is not yet come in; so that my informations come down no ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 Excerpt: ... you. I received no accounts from Mr. Harte by last post, and the mail due this day is not yet come in; so that my informations come down no lower than the ad June, N. S. the date of Mr. Harte's last letter. As I am now easy about your health, I am only curious about your motions, which I hope have been either to Inspruck or Verona; for I disapprove extremely of your proposed long and troublesome journey to Switzerland. Wherever you may be, I recommend to you to get as much Italian as you can before you go either to Rome or Naples: a little will be of great use to you upon the road, and the knowledge of the grammatical part, which you can easily acquire in two or three months, will not only facilitate your progress, but accelerate your perfection in that language, when you go to those places where it is generally spoken, as Naples, Rome, Florence, etc. Should the state of your health not yet admit of your usual application to books, you may in a great degree, and I hope you will, repair that loss, by useful and instructive conversations with Mr. Harte: you may, for example, desire him to give you, in conversation, the outlines, at least, of Mr. Locke's logic; a general notion of ethics, and a verbal epitome of rhetoric; of all which Mr. Harte will give you clearer ideas in half an hour by word of mouth, than the books of most of the dull fellows who have written upon those subjects would do in a week. I have waited so long for the post, which I hoped would come, that the post, which is just going out, obliges me to cut this letter short. God bless you, my dear child, and restore you soon to perfect health! My compliments to Mr. Harte, to whose care your life is the least thing that you owe. LETTER CLXXXV. London, June aa, O. S. i749. DEAR BOY, THE outside &...
Engraved Title and Frontis. Good. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" Volume III only of the "First American Complete Edition" (title page). orrespondence containing advice from the noted English statesman to his son. Bound in full brown period calf, spine with red morocco labels, and gilt floral and geometric tooling, marbled edges (some rubbing to spine and edges; some foxing). PROVENANCE: Early oval ink stamp of "H. Nicoll" appears twice.
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