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Broadside detailing a love letter




Sent to a Young Lady in this Neighbour-

My dear Miss Miller,

The great love and tenderness I have hitherto
experienced for you increases every day, and the
more I see of you the more I feel inclined and in
every respecd disposed and determined to offer you.
my hand. Our last conversation has, I assure you,
possessed me with the most exalted opinion of your
character. If ever we are united, I shall experience
nothing but pleasure in living with you. I have a
faithful heart to bestow and it is at your service,
I could not possibly give it to one more capable to
do honour to my choice and family. I utter these
thoughts with the utmost sincerity, and feel
assured you will honor me by returning an answer,
as your kind letters are full of the purest tender-
ness and truth.

Adieu, my lovely and adorable M------
And believe me to be,
With the greatest sincerity, yours.


To the above Epistle the young Lady re-
turned the following

A N S W E R.


The uniform tendency of your behaviour
from the earliest period of our acquaintance, has
Inspired me and has given me a very high opinion
of your politeness and integrity, and if I should
ever be induced to change my present condition
youare the only man capable of inspiring me with
such an idea. Your letter has afforded me the
greatest satisfaction, by convincing me I possess
your esteem. With respect to your heart did it
offer to me the refusal, some difficulties might oc-
cur. Matrmony ought not to be formed without
very due consideration and I own I should prefer
you should such an event take place. I cannot
conclude without returning my thanks for your
candour, and I shall follow your example by assur-
ing you, with great sincerity that I am, Sir.

Your well-wisher and sincere friend,
Mary Miller.
Henry, printer.

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Probable period of publication: 1840-1860   shelfmark: RB.m.143(060)
Broadside detailing a love letter
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