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

 

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I Cannot rest, Eliza, tho' I shall call
on you at alf-past twelve, till I
know how you do --- may thy dear face
smile, as thou risest, like the sun of this
morning! I was much griev'd to hear
of your alarming indisposition yester-
day; and disappointed too, at not
being let in --- Remember, my dear,
" that a friend has the same right as a physician. The etiquettes of this town
(you'll say) say otherwise; no matter,
delicacy and propriety do not always
consist in observing their frigid doc-
trines -- I am going out to breakfast,
but shall be at my lodgings by ele-
ven; when I hope to read a single

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line under thy own hand, that thou
art better, and wilt be glad to see
            Thy

Nine o'Clock

                        BRAMIN.

 

 

 

 

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MY BRAMIN,

It is with pleasure I inform you, that
I am better -- because I believe it will
give you pleasure.


     You tell me, "A friend has the same
right as a physician."

     Then you may claim a double right
-- you are my friend, and physician, the
most valuable of physicians, the physi-
-- of my mind -- come then, and bring the
best of cordials of senti-
ment -- if thy conversation does not era-
dicate my disorder entirely -- it will make
me forget that I am ill -- I shall feel no
pain while you are present.

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     To wish to see you -- you find is the in-
terest, as well as desire of,


Ten o'clock.

ELIZA

 

 

                    KIND

 





 

 
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