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Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing

Lewis Carroll

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. . .According to my experience, the 5d., 9d., and 1s. Stamps are hardly ever wanted, though I have constantly to replenish all the other pockets. If your experience agrees with mine, you may find it convenient to[Pg 8] keep only a couple (say) of each of these 3 kinds, in the 1s. pocket, and to fill the other 2 pockets with extra 1d. stamps.



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§ 2. How to begin a Letter.

If the Letter is to be in answer to another, begin by getting out that other letter and reading it through, in order to refresh your memory, as to what it is you have to answer, and as to your correspondent’s present address (otherwise you will be sending your letter to his regular address in London, though he has been careful in writing to give you his Torquay address in full).

Next, Address and Stamp the Envelope. “What! Before writing the Letter?” Most certainly. And I’ll tell you what will happen if you don̵. . . Read More

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Your friend is much more likely to enjoy your wit, after his own anxiety for information has been satisfied.
an absolutely delightful read, regarding victorian letter writing– somehow very interesting, filled with lots of victorian wit and humour!!

Bukan buku yang menceritakan sesuatu, tetapi ia lebih kepada buku panduan. Penulis memberi panduan dalam penulisan surat dengan penggunaan bahasa yang betul. Ada juga dijelaskan bagaimana bentuk format surat untuk si pengirim. Siap ada tunjukkan cara penggunaan setem lagi.

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I love a good letter-writing guide and this is imbued with Carroll's signature wit. Very quick and well worth a read (even if his letter index is slightly confusing haha!).

I purchased this little gem ages ago and promptly forgot it. Since I've recently become interested in the fine art of written correspondence, I was reminded of this book. Lewis Carroll was a prodigious letter writer. He kept a record of his correspondence numbering letters sent and received. His las

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