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The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54

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Author: Dorothy Osborne
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,920 / 244 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 597
Added to site: 2005.12.27
mnybks.net#: 12374
Origin: gutenberg.org
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howed on this occasion the same justice and constancy which did so much honour to Colonel Hutchinson. The date of the marriage is not exactly known, but Mr. Courtenay supposes it to have taken place about the end of the year 1654. From this time we lose sight of Dorothy, and are reduced to form our opinion of the terms on which she and her husband were from very slight indications which may easily mislead us."

When an editor is in the pleasant position of being able to retain an historian of the eminence of Macaulay to write a large portion of his introduction, it would ill become him to alter and correct his statements wherever there was a petty inaccuracy; still it is necessary to say, once for all, that there are occasional errors in the passage,--as where Macaulay mentions that Chicksands is no longer the property of the Osbornes,--though happily not one of these errors is in itself important. To our thinking, too, in the character that he draws of our heroine, Macaulay hardly appears to be sufficientl

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