Letter the First

From Isabel to Laura

How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughtera regular detail of the Misfortunes and Adventuresof your Life, have you said "No, my freind neverwill I comply with your request till I may beno longer in Danger of again experiencingsuch dreadful cruel ones."

Surely that time is now at hand.You are this Day 55. If a woman may ever besaid to be in safety from the determined Perse::verance of disagreable Lovers and the cruel reiterated Persecutions of obstinate Fathers, surely it mustbe at such a time of Life.


Letter 2d

Laura to Isabel

Altho'Although I cannot agree with you in supposing

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