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TO

A YOUNG LADY,

IN WHICH

THE DUTIES AND CHARACTER OF WOMEN,

ARE CONSIDERED,

CHIEFLY WITH

A REFERENCE TO PREVAILING OPINIONS.

BY MRS. WEST,
AUTHOR OF LETTERS TO A YOUNG MAN, &c.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain ; but a woman that
feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Prov. xxxi, 30.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1

JOYCE GOLD, PRINTER, 3110E LAX.

THESE LETTERS,

ON THE DUTIES AND CHARACTER OF WOMEN,

ARE

(BY PERMISSION)

APPROPRIATELY AND SUBMISSIVELY

INSCRIBED TO

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty;

WHOSE EXALTED CHARACTER

INFORCES, BY AN EXAMPLE MORE POWERFUL

THAN PRECEPT,

THE STRICT PERFORMANCE
OF EVERY DOMESTIC, MÔRAL, AND

RELIGIOUS DUTY.

WITH THE DEEPEST SENSE OF THE HONOUR OF

THIS ILLUSTRIOUS PATRONAGE

THE AUTHOR SUBSCRIBES HERSELF

HER MAJESTY'S

MOST DUTIFUL,

AND MOST GRATEFULLY

DEVOTED SERVANT,

JANE WEST.

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