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LETTERS

OF

MRS. ELIZABETH MONTAGU,

WITH SOME OF THE LETTERS OF HER

CORRESPONDENTS.

PART THE SECOND,

CONTAINING HER LETTERS FROM THE AGE OF TWENTY-
THREE TO FORTY, ENDING WITH THE CORONATION

OF GEORGE THE THIRD.

PUBLISHED BY

MATTHEW MONTAGU, ESQ.

HIER NEPHEW AND EXECUTOR,

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES,

STRAND;
BY W. BULMER AND CO. CLEVELAND-ROW,

ST. JAMES's.

1813.

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MRS. MONTAGU'S LETTERS,

&c.

To the Rev. Mr. Freind.

Allerthorpe, October 26th, 1744. DEAR Cousin,

I HAD the favour of your kind letter this morning, and resolved to return immediate thanks for it, that I might have a kind of right to such another. You see the grounds of human gratitude, it is one of the social virtues; that is, a duty towards another practised for the good of oneself; but, however, believe me to be as good as the generality of my species, and that if I excel in any particular, it is in loving my friends. It is no wonder

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