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A new academy of compliments: or the compleat English secretary. Containing the true art of indicting letters, suitable to the capacity of youth and age. Relating to familiar Conversation between Friends and Acquaintance, Husband and Wife, Children and Parents, Masters and Apprentices, Brothers and Sisters, and Kindred in general; also, Love-Letters on all Occasions; with others relating to Trade and Business of all Natures, being suited in an apt, easy, and plain Stile. Likewise Instructions for Directing, Superscribing, and Subscribing of Letters; also the Tides of Persons of Quality, and all other Degrees. With Dialogues very witty and pleasant, relating to Love, Familiar Discourse, and other Matters, for the improving the Elegancy of the English Speech, and Accomplishment in Discourse. To which is added, I. The art of good breeding and behaviour, with Instructions for Carving Fish, Flesh and Fowl, after the newest Manner. 2. The English Fortune-Teller, as to what relates to good and bad Fortune in Maids, Widows, Widowers and Batchelors. 3. Joyful Tydings to the Female Sex. 4. A Treatise of Moles, 5. The Interpretation of Dreams. 6. The Comical Humours of the joyial London Gossips, in a Dialogue between a Maid, a Wife, and a Widow, over a Cup of the Creature. With a collection of the newest play-house songs.

  • Scougal, Henry, 1650-1678.
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New academy of complements


London : printed for R. Ware, at the Bible and Sun on Ludgate-Hill; C. Hitch, at the Red Lion in Pater-Noster-Row; and J. Hodges, at the Looking Glass on London-Bridge, 1748.

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156p. : ill ; 120.

References note

ESTC T86874

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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