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L. STERNE,
LETTERS TO ELIZA (1767),
LETTER I
ANONYMOUS,
LETTERS FROM ELIZA TO YORICK (1775),
LETTER I
 

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ELIZA will receive my books
with this, the summons came
all hot from the heart: I wish
that I cou'd give them any title to be
offered to yours: the others came from
the head; I am more indifferent about
their reception ---

I know not how it comes, but I
am half in love with you -- I ought to
be wholly so; for I never valued (or
saw more good qualities to value) or

            B             thought

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thought more of one of your sex than
of you -- So adieu.

         Yours faithfully,
            If not affectionately,
               L -- S --- NE

 

 

 

 

[17]

LETTERS

FROM

ELIZA to YORICK.

     My Bramin,

I RECEIVED your Sentimental Journ-
ey -- your immagination hath strange
powers -- it has awakened feelings in my
heart, which I never knew I possessed --
You make me vain -- you make me in
love with your own sensibility --

    I bedewed your pathetic pages with
tears -- but they were tears of pleasure --
my heart flowed through my eyes -- every particle of tenderness in my whole frame
was awakened. --

            C            You

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     You take the surest method to im-
prove the understanding -- you convince
the reason, by thouching the soul. --

    Sure the greatest compliments an au-
thor can receive, are the fighs and tears
of his reader -- such sincere applause I
amply gave you.

    I beg, if you value me, that you will
not flatter me -- I am already too vain --
and praise from a man of sense is dan-
gerous.

    I am in the outmost extent of the word,
your

Cordial friend,

ELIZA.





 

 
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