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MRS. ELIZABETH MONTAGU,
WITH SOME OF THE LETTERS OF HER
PART THE SECOND,
CONTAINING HER LETTERS FROM THE AGE OF TWENTY-
THREE TO FORTY, ENDING WITH THE CORONATION
OF GEORGE THE THIRD.
MATTHEW MONTAGU, ESQ.
HER NEPHEW AND EXECUTOR.
PRINTED FOR T. CADELÜ AND W: Davies;
MRS. MONTAGU'S LETTERS,
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