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ABANDONED engagements, 170.
Abrupt terminations, 146.
Abyssinian letter, The celebrated, 92.
Accentuation, Erroneous, 153.
Addison's correspondence, 45.
Addison to Congreve, 46.

on letter-writing, 148.
Address, Modes of, 176.

Old styles of, 22.

Varied styles of, 180.
Addresses, Extraordinary, 182, et seq.

Imperfect, 181.
African letter, 91.
Ainsworth, Harrison, 210.
Aird, Thomas, 210.
Aldus' Italian letters, 38.
Alford, Dean, 210.
Alleghanians, Letter to the, 92.
America, Correspondence with, 187.
American courtship, 104.

humour, 95.
Amherst, Lord, 201.
Angularity of ladies' handwriting, 216.
Anna R. to George Heriot, 98.
Argyll, Duke of, 210.
Arithmetic, Attention to, 196.
Arnold, Letters of Dr., 83.

Stanley's Life of, 76.

Matthew, on Joubert, 36.
* Artemus Ward,' 96.

on ‘Wax Figgers,'96.
Auckland, Lord, 201.
Authors, Handwriting of, 215.
Autography, Article on, 219.
Ayala, Don Pedro de, Letter of, 225.
BACON, Lord, 211.
Ballantyne, R. M., Letter by, 238.
Balzac, Jean L. G. de, 28, 32.
Barlow, Sir George, 201.
Barrington, Bishop, on 'Hierogly-

phics,' 202.

Beautiful woman, Letter to a, 233.
Beethoven's letters, 38.
Begging-letters, 159.

Specimens of, 161, 162.
Begging-letter writer, The ideal, 163.
Bell, Rev. Dr. Andrew, 130.

John, his three hands, 202.
Bentínck, Lord William, 201.
Be ley to Dorset, 101.

Best wishes,' etc., 147.
Bible, The well-read, 103.
Biographies, Letters in modern, 76.
Black Prince, 207.
Blackwood on the penmanship of Brit-

ish statesmen, 200.
Blemishes, Epistolary, 146, et seq.
Blessington, Countess of, 217.

Blind Officers,' 182.
Boccaccio, 38.
Boleyn, Anne, her last letter to Henry

VIII., 16.
Boswell's Life of Johnson, 76.
Boyd, Zachary, 20.
Boy-of-genius hand, 204.
Boys and girls, Letters of, 132.
Bray, Mrs., 62.
Breach of promise case, Scottish, 114.
Brevity in business-letters, 108.
Bridegrooms and brides, Signatures

of, 207
Brooks, Shirley, 210, 215.
Brontë, Charlotte, 217.
Brougham, Lord, 210.
Brown, Rev. Dr. John, 210.
Browne, Charles (* Artemus Ward”), 96.
Bryant, Jacob, on Hieroglyphics,'
Burns, Robert, 61, 120, 127.
Burke on letter-writing, 55.
Burning of letters, Punch on, 243.
Bury, Lady Charlotte, 217.

to harlo Sharpe, 85.

202.

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10.

; 131.

of, 145.

Business, First-rate men of, 107. Corday, Charlotte, 211.
letters, 5, 45, 107.

Correspondence, Altered character of,
Byron, Lord, 61, 210.
on she-epistles,' 7.

Increase of, 185, 191.
to the Countess of

Courtship, Model letters for, 168.

Cowper to Lady Hesketh, etc., 56.
CAIRD, Rev. Dr., 210.

's correspondence, 53.
Campbell, Lord Chancellor, 210.

postman described by, 192.
Thomas, Laconic letter of, 89. Coxe's (Archdeacon ‘Hieroglyphics,'
Candlish, Rev. Dr., 210.

202.
Canning, George, 199.

Crabbe, George, 61.
Lord, 201.

Cromwell, Oliver, 211.
*Cards devisit,' Letter anent, 144.

Crossed letters, 7,-221.
Carlyle, Thomas, 209.

Cuningham's edition of Walpole's Let-
Carnegies, Earls of Southesk, Corre- ters, 57.
spondence of the, 19.

Cuvier, 211.
Carpenter, Miss, to Sir Walter Scott,
128, 129:

Dalhousie, Earl of, 209.
Cassilis, Earl of, 21.

Marquis of, 201, 209,
Celtic indignation, Letter illustrative Dalrymple, Letter of Sir Hew, 24.

Dalzell of Binns, General, 20.
Chalmers, Rev. Dr., 210.

Danton, 211.
Chambers, Dr. Robert, 210.

Darwin on handwriting, 213.
Chambers' Journal on autography, Date in letters, Importance of, 188.
219.

- A corrected, 189.
Character from handwriting, 217.

Davenal, Dick, 133.
Charlotte Elizabeth,'62,

to his cousin Sara, 134.
Chateaubriand, 220.

Dead-letter Office, 185, 189.
his edition of Joubert, 37.

‘Dear Sir' and 'Dear Madam,' 176.
Chesterfield, Lord, on business-letters, Dearest Wife,' 177.
108.

Deffand, Madame du, 36.
on handwriting, 197.

'Delay' of public officers, 111.
*Circle, The family,' 147.

De Quincey on Pope's correspondence,
Civil Service Commissioners on hand-
writing, 196.

Derby, Late Earl of, 200, 209.
Clandestine interviews, 169.

Letters of the Earl of Common-
• Clarinda' to 'Sylvander,' 127.

wealth), 18.
Clement vii., Pope, 38.

Designations, Confusion regarding, 178.
Clergymen and begging-letters, 160. Destruction of letters, 195.
Handwriting of, 215.

Dickens, Charles, 210, 215;
Testimonials of, 160.

- on the ideal begging-letter writer,
Clerkly hand, 213.

163.
Cobbett, William, on crossed letters, 7. School-boy letters by, 135.
False charges by, 27.

Dishington, Rev. Andrew, 25.
Cobden, Richard, 209.

Divine pebble,' 125.
Cockburn, Henry, to Mr. Bridges, 87. Doddridge, Philip, 210.
Collingwood, Lord, on letter-writing, Domestic servants, Model letters for,
158.

172.
Colonial correspondence, 187.

Doree v. Dean, 113.
Commonalty, Letters of the, 140. Dorset, Countess of, 100.
Complexion and handwriting, 219.

her pithy letter, 100.
Composition letters,' 121.

Dorset to Berkeley, 101.
Conclusions, Stereotyped, 147.

Dryden's translation of Voiture's letters,
Condé, Prince de, 211.

30.
Condolence, Letter of, by Sir Walter Dufferin, Lady, Letter by, 239.
Scott, 81.

Duff-Gordon, Lady, 62.
Cooke, Quaint letter of Eliza, 90.

her Letters from Egypt, 62.

39.

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Duff-Gordon, Lady, contrasted with Franklin, Benjamin, 61.
Lady M. W. Montagu, 62.

Fraser, William, his Works illustrative
Dunbar's Social Life in Former Days, of Scottish correspondence, 19.
184.

French letter, Laconic, 8.
Dundas, Letter to Sir Laurence, 24.

letter-writers, 28, et seq.
Dyer, George, 204.

Frenchman and amanuensis, 202.

's views on handwriting, 221.
Eastlake, Lady, 62, 217.

Friendly epistle, The, 5.
Edifying correspondence, 150.

Friendship, Sterne on, 69.
Eglinton, Correspondence of the Earls Friends, Dr. Johnson on old, 78.
of, 19, et seq.

Friends in Council, 198.
Alexander, sixth Earl of, 20.
to his Countess, 22.

GARRARD, Letters of Rev. George, 15.
Susanna Kennedy, Countess of, Garrick, David, 61, 209.

George IV., 212.
Eighteenth century letters, 19.

German letter-writers, 37.
Elcho, Lord, 210.

Gibbon, Edward, 61.
Eldon, Lord Chancellor, 209.

's letters, 63.
Elizabeth, Queen, 211, 220.

Girls and boys, Letters of, 132.
Ellenborough, Lord, 201.

Gladstone, William E., 210.
Eminent individuals, Published corre- Glasgow, Signature of Lord, 206.
spondence of, 28.

Glengarry, Sleat's pithy letter to, 100.
Engagements, Model letters for aban- Godwin, Mrs., 61, 217.
doned, 170.

Goethe's correspondence, 37, 120.
England and Scotland, Marriage regis- | Goldsmith, Oliver, 61.
ters of, 208.

to his mother, 63.
English letters, Old, 12.

's chequered experiences, 64, et
letter-writers, 39.

seg.
Envelopes, Disadvantage of, 188.

letters, 63.
Mode of securing, 190.

Gordon, Duchess of, Horace Walpole
Percentage of, 187.
Esquire, 178.

Gothic characteristics of handwriting,
Mr., 180.

Three modes of writing, 180. Graduated modes of address, 177.
Essex, Letters of the Earl of, 18. Graham, Sir James, 210.
Etc. etc. etc.,' 181.

Graphic epistle, 149.
Ettrick Shepherd,' The, 84.

Gray, Thomas, 210.
* Evasion' of public officers, 111.

to Rev. William Mason, 52, 53.
Examinations, Civil Service, 197.

-'s correspondence, 51.
Exhaustive replies, 110.

Grecian's and deputy-Grecian's hands,

204.
FALSTAFF to Mistress Page, 126. 'Greysteel' (Alexander sixth Earl of
Faucit, Helen, 217.

Eglinton), 20.
Female letter-writers, 5.

to his Countess, 22.
Fenn, Sir John, 12.

Guides to letter writing, 165, et sey.
Fergusson, Sir Adam, 181.

their miscellaneous contents, 167.
Ferrier, Miss, 216.

Guizot, M., 210.
Fisherman's letter, 238.

Guthrie, Rev. Dr., 209.
Fletcher of Salton, Andrew (Lord Mil-
ton), 21, 23.

Hall, Rev. Robert, 209.
Fletcher, Mrs., 62.

Hallam on Balzac, 29.
Folkes, Sir M., 205.

on Madame de Sévigné, 32.
Foote, Samuel, his laconic correspon-

Handwriting, 195, et seq.
dence with his mother, 104.

Bad, 198, 199, 203, 215.
Fontenelle, 36.

Character from, 217.
Foreign correspondence, 187:

Hereditary, 214.
France, Correspondence with, 187.

Individualism of, 209, 21 2.

on, 60.

212.

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Handwriting, The C.S. Commissioners | Jeffrey, Lord, 61.
on, 196.

to a grandchild, 137..
Hare, Archdeacon, on Cowper's let- his reply to applications for sub-
ters, 54

scriptions, 175.
on italics, 152.

Jenkins, Mrs. Gedoin, on handwriting,
Hastings, Marquis of, 201.

218.
Helps, Arthur, on bad handwriting, Jennings, Sarah, 155.
198, 199.

Jerrold, Douglas, 215.
on men of business, 107.

Jewsbury, Miss, 62.
Hemans, Felicia, 62.

Johnson, Boswell's Life of, 76.
Henry V., 207

on Addison's style, 45.
Henry, Matthew, 210.

on epistolary style, 155, et seq.
Hereditary handwriting, 214.

on the charity of the two sexes,
Heriot,Queen Anna's letter to George, 161.
98.

to Mrs. Thrale, 77.
Hesketh, Lady, on letter-writing, 55. to the Earl of Chesterfield, 78.
* Hieroglyphics,' 202, 213.

-'s letters, 76.
Highlander's address, 184.

Johnston of Straiton, James, 205.
Hill, Sir Rowland, 185.

Joubert, Joseph, 36.
‘Hints on letter-writing,' 175.

* Junius, Letters of, 43.
Hodgson, Mr. Richard, 205.

Juvenile correspondence, 132.
Hogg, James, 210.

Juveniles, Letters to, 136.
to his brother, 84.
Sir James Weir, 205.

·KATEY's Letter,' 239.
Hofacker on handwriting, 214.

Kemble, Adelaide, 217.
Holograph letter, Early, 207.

Kennedy, Susanna, Countess of Eglin-
* Honoured sir,'Madam,' etc., 176. ton, 21.
Hood, Thomas, to Mary Elliot, 138.

her letter to Lord Milton, 22.
Hook, Theodore, 210.

* Kind regards,' etc., 147.
Hotham, Lord, 205.

Kingsley, Rev. Charles, 210.
• Hout awa! it's the uth,' 189, 240. Knight, Charles, his Half-hours with
Howell, Letters of James, 15.

the Best Letter-writers, 104.
Humboldts, Letters of the two, 38.

on the Garrard correspondence,
Hume, David, 61.

15.
Joseph, 210.

Knowles, Sheridan, 210.
Hunt, Leigh, 210.

Knox, Alexander, his correspondence
on Lady M. W. Montagu, 48. with Bishop Jebb, 150.
Illegible handwriting, 198, 199, 203, LACONIC French letter, 8.
213, 215.

letters, 101, et seq.
signatures, 205.

Ladies of Great Britain, Letters of,
Imperfect addresses, 181.

18.
Indignant epistles, 27, 145.

and begging-letters, 160.
Individualism of handwriting, 209, Handwriting of, 216.

La Harpe, 36.
Innes, Professor, on Scottish corre- Lamb, Charles, 61.
spondence, 19.

on handwriting, 204.
Interpreters of handwriting, 217.

to P. G. Patmore, 70.
Invitation, Unanswerable, 206. L'Art de juger du Caractère des
Irish addresses, 183.

Hommes sur leur Ecriture, 220.
population in Scotland, 208.

* Last words,' 10.
Irving, Edward, 209.

Lauzun, M. de, 34.
Italian letter-writers, 38,

Lawyers, Handwriting of, 215.

Legible handwriting, 197, 203.
JACQUEMONT, Victor, 37.

‘L. E. L.,'62, 216.
James iv., Character of, 225.

Letter-writing, Guides to, 165, et seq.
Jebb, Correspondence of Bishop, 150. Letter-writers, Eminent, 28, et seq.

212.

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Letters, Destruction of, 195, 243.

Maxwells of Pollok, Correspondence
Increase of, 185, 191.

of the, 19.
Proportion of, in different parts Mazarin, Cardinal, 35.
of the United Kingdom, 191.

Mazzini, Giuseppe, 210.
Receipt of, 192.

Means, Want of, an objection to matri-
Lewins' Her Majesty's Mails, 183. mony, 171.
Lindsay, Lord, 210.

Medical practitioners, Handwriting of,
Lirriper's Legacy, Mrs., 135.

214.
Livingstone, Dr., 210.

Medici, Cardinal de, 38.
Loans, Model applications for, 173. Members of Parliament, Good writing
Lockhart's Life of Scott, 76.

of, 202.
Long Sentences, 153.

Men of business, First-rate, 107.
Louis Quatorze, Age of, 33:

Mendelssohn's letters, 38.
Lounger's Common-place Book, 233. Mendicity Society, London, 160.
Love letters, 112, et seq.

Mercantile hand, 204.
Model, 168.

Meteorological letters, 148.
Lowe's Beauties of French Litera- Michael Angelo, 38.
ture, 34.

Milbanke, Miss, 131.
Luther, Martin, 211.

Miller, Hugh, 210,
Lyttleton, Lord, 215.

Milton, Lord, 21.
Lytton, Lord, 210.

Minto, Lord, 201.

Miss' and 'Mrs.,' 178.
MACAULAY, Lord, 209.

Mitford, Miss, 62, 216.
's estimate of Walpole, 58.

Mitford's correspondence of Gray, 52.
Macdonald of Sleat to Glengarry, 100. Mix, Rev. Stephen, to Mary Stoddard,
Mackenzie, Lord Lindsay's Memoir of 105
Lady Anna, 6.

Moir, David M., 210.
Mackintosh, Sir James, 209.

Monck, General, 20.
Maclean, Mrs., 62.

Money, etc., in unaddressed letters,
M‘Lehose, Mrs., to Burns, 127.

186.
Macleod, Rev. Dr. Norman, 209. Montagu, Correspondence of Lady
*Madam' and 'Sir,' 176.

Mary Wortley, 48, 147.
Madeleine Smith, 113.

contrasted with Madame de Sé-
Mademoiselle, The great, 34, 223. vigné, 48.
Magisterial mantle, The, 194.

to her husband, etc., 49, 50.
Maintenon, Madame de, 36.

Montgomeries, Earls of Eglinton, Cor-
Male epistles, 6.

respondence of the, 19.
Manner and matter, 221.

Montgomerie, Sir Robert, 21.
Manuce's Italian letters, 38.

Montmerqué's (De) edition of Madame
Mark, Signature by, 207.

de Sévigné's letters, 33.
Marlborough, Duchess of, 155.

Montrose, Marquis of, 20.
Marriage, A contemplated, 34, 223.

Moore and Scott, 177.
registers, Signatures in the, 207. Moore on love-letters, 112.
Marsh, Miss, her English Hearts and Moral, 221.
English Hands, 141.

More, Hannah, 62.
Martel's Love Letters of Eminent Per- Sir Thomas, 211.
Sons, 120.

Mozart to his cousin, 138.
Martineau, Miss, 216.

's letters, 38.
Marville, Vigneul, on Balzac, 29. Mr. Esquire, 180.
Mary Queen of Scots, 220.

Mr. John Smith, Esq., 179.
Mason's Biography of Gray, 52. “My dear Sir,' etc., 177.
Mathew, Quaint letter of Father, go.
Matilda of Scotland, 18.

Napier, Sir Charles, His laconic de-
Matrimonial letter, 14.

spatch, 106.
letters, 117

Napoleon 1., 205, 212.
Matrimony, Model letters for, 168.

's correspondence, 120.
Matter and manner, 221.

Nare's Heraldic Anomalies, 181.

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