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James Fordyce


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James Fordyce : Sermons to Young Women

'I heard an odd Anecdote to Day of Fordyce the Dissenter, who wrote a few pretty little Essays lately call'd Sermons to young Women'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Hester Lynch Thrale      Print: Book


James Fordyce : Sermons to Young Women

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 23 August 1766:] 'I have just been reading a book, lately published, which I entreat you to like, as I do, exceedingly. -- It is in two volumes, Sermons to Young Women. [italics]You[end italics] are in, and handsomely in, but not [italics]so[end italics] handsomely as you would have been, had the author known you better.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Catherine Talbot      Print: Book


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