6 STANDARD LETTER-WRITER.
in deep thick heather ipped’ with tich purple
bloom. Before I awoke eamed we were still
in town with the word ‘‘ impossible” rmging in
myear. Nor could I quite believe we were in
the north until I drew up the blind and saw the
ploom and the monster hill towering high
towards the sky before me: John had been out
hours befere, bathing and watching the tisher-
men delivering their cargoes of herrings, caught
, during the night. How restless men are when
‘they go anywherel I felt fatigued, and made up
my mind to remain indcu.s for the day, but he
‘had rambled over half the place before break-
fast. He hes assnmed the air of a mountaineer
and actually -poohs everythin; gay.
wish you werewwith us and sitting beside me at the
arlor window. It looks out upon a lazy blue
och several miles wide, at least it seems so, for
the sheep on the hill opposite look exactly like
moving white pebbles. .
Iwas myself too lazy to do anything this morn-
ing in the way of unpacking. It spoils one’s
pleasure to be regular in one’s habits here, or
to plan, or hurry, or perch oneself, as John
does, on peaks and old ruina for the sake of the
view. Ican see him from here smoking on an
ancient wall, which was part of a stronghold be-
longing to a royal Celt, whose name I never can
retollect. Now John, 1 know, is not thinking of the
Celt, or his bones, or even the wall he is sitting
upon. His thoughts are in Fenchurch Street or
in the Exchange, or somewhere near Cornhill,
Wait until to-morrow when he misses the Times,
He will then drive me to P——— for the sake of
ordering his favorite newspaper, and I shall
then have an opportunity of telling you some-
thing about that time-honored burgh:
_ And believe me,
‘Brief Notes in Complimentary Form.
Invitations to dinner, etc., are generally written
inthe complimentary forms, of which specimens
This mode may also be adopted
on occasions. e third
person is retained throughout the note.]
Mrs,. Wilson presents her compliments
to Mrs. Johnson, and requests the honor of her
company to dinner on Friday next, at seven
November 13, 1873.
Mrs. Johnson presents her -compliments
to Mrs. Wilson and regrets that her daughter is
so seriously disposed that she is unable to
avd4il herself of Mrs. Wilson’s polite invitation.
-Mrs. Wilson is very sorry to hear of the
Andisposition of Mrs. Johnson’s daughter, and
is anxious to know how she is this morning.
Mrs. Johnson is much obliged by Mirs.
Wilson’s kind inquiry, and regrets that she can-
not report any improvement in her daughter’s
gealth this morning.
f November 15.
Mrs. Halliday would be happy if Miss
Barclay would take tea with her on Friday even-
ing, at seven o’clock.
11 George Street,
No. 45. /
Miss Barclay accepts with mucu pleasure
* Mrs. Halliday’s kind invitation to tea on Friday
9 Monteith Row,
Miss Barclay regrets that a previous en-
gagement, prevents her accepting Mrs. Halli-
ay’s kind invitation for Friday evening.
9 Monteith Row,
Mr, and Mrs. Warren request the honor
of Mr. and Mrs. Brown’s company at dinner
on Tuesday next at half-past seven o’clock.
184 West 28th Street,
Friday, September 22.
Mr, and Mrs. Brown will be happy tohave
the honor of dining with Mr. and . Warren
on Tuesday next.
156 East 59th Street,
‘ Friday evening.
. No. 49.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, with best compli-
ments to Mr. and Mrs, Williams, request the
pleasure of their company at dinner on Wednes-
ay next at seven o’clock. .
287 Washington Street,
Thursday, August 31.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams present their com-
pliments to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and accept with
much pleasure their kind invitation for Wednes-
17 Lincoln Place,
‘riday, September 1,
. No. 51.
Forwarding a small Presen.
Mrs. Mortimer, with kind regards to Mrs.
Taylor, requests acceptance of a small basket
of grapes. .
. No. 52.
Mrs. Taylor begs to acknowledge with
warm thanks Mrs. Mortimer’s very kind present
ofa basket of grapes.
Montague Terrace, ‘
Mr. and Mrs. Tatton present their kind
respects to Mr. Teacher, and beg that he will
favor them with his company at a family dinner
on Saturday next. Mr. and Mrs. T. wish at the
same time to consult Mr. T. respecting Mary
and Alice beginning the study of French.
10 Talbrooke Street,
Note of Inquiry. .
Miss Paton’s compliments to Misa Stuart,
a hopes she got safe home and is in good
health after the fatigue of sitting up late. 8
Miss Stuart’a compliments to Miss Paton,
and she got home perfectly safe, and is ex-
tremely well. Miss 8. returns her thanks for
Miss P.’s obliging inquiries.
Requesting a Friend to obtain a Situation
Writer’s Son, Jor the
(Date in fall.
Dear Sir: )
Edward, having now finally left school, I
am anxious to see him employed in some good
house of business where he might learn what
would be of advantage to him in after years, I
know, however, so very. little about business,
and so few people connected with it, that any
application I might make on his behalf for a
situation would, f am afraid, prove fruitless, |
venture, therefore, to ask you to aid me in this
matter, by bearing Edward in mind, should a
vacancy occur in the office of any of your city
friends. He has been very diligent at school,
and promises to acquit himself creditably in
whatever he undertakes; but, being a partial
judge, I_perhaps ought to say nothing on that
score, He is sixteen, tall for his age, and ex-
ceedingly active, He is quite eager to begin
life, and has urged me repeatedly to wnite to
you on the subject, forgetting how little time
you can have to spare to attend to suck requeste
Trusting I have not already encroached, upon
any of your engagements,
. Dear Sir, .
. No. 57.
Enclosing a Remittance to a Son with a Word
(Date in full
My pear Epwanrp:
I was excessively sorry to hear that you
had allowed yourself fo become mdebted to
anybody before you were in a position to pay
what you might owe; for debt, however trifling,
is the very worst burden under which one can
begin life.’ Ihave known many who, like your-
self, thought that to owe a little money was of
no consequence, find themselves in serous
difficulties before they were conscious of their
error, and when they were extricated from their
troubles, jhey were only temporarily benefitted,
as the habits they had contracted impelled them
to incur fresh debts to an extent that ultimately
led them to ruin, Iam not taking you to task,
my dear, lam only warning you as a true and
loving friend, to avoid everything that might
possibly mar your prospects in after life. A
very slight deviation from the path of honor in
our young days carries us far away from it in
the prime of life. ,
Tam pleased and thankful that you candidly
confessed that you were in debt, for, although
I felt pained, it was sweet to think that you had
confided your little cares with me. Always’do
that, my dear, and you will never wander far
astray. I enclose a bank note for $—, which
will, f hope, free tyou from all anxiety. Write
me a cheerful letter by return post.
And ever believe me to be
Your affectionate mother,
. No. 58. .
A Lady desiring her Son to visit an old Friend.
(Date in full.
My DEAR WILLIAat:
sthe Grahams have taken a house iz
town (the address is ——--——), you will
please me by calling upon them in a day or two,
and ask them to point out any way in which you
can be of service tothem. Mrs. Graham is ab
gla and very dear friend of mine, and when she
nows who you are, she will be delighted to see
you. Ihave not seen any of the girls since they
were children, but I hear they have grown up
remarkably fine young ladies. - i
faud to be charming, a blonde, I am told, and,
K e her mother, amiable and intelligent. I
on’t think you can do better than make your-
self agreeable to one of the girls, that is if the
field is unoccupied. I shall write Mrs. Graham
@ note tu-morrow, telling her you intend calling,
80 by no means delay doing so beyond Fnday,
otherwise you will be thought careless, or per-"
when you call. worse.
And believe me, ss
My dear William,
‘Your affectionate mother,
Give my love to them
‘ No. 39.
Informing a Friend that the Write.’ Son u&
My pear Mrs. Gnamasr, om
is so long since you saw William that
Tam afraid you will hardly recognize him agata