One contemporary reader recorded in a couplet the conviction that Familiar Letters ends with the two correspondents heading for marriage. Recent readers (as represented by editor Martha Bowden
and several classes of students) are more...
It had a dedication To the Ladies of Great Britain,
Davys, Mary. The Reform’d Coquet; or, Memoirs of Amoranda; Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady; and, The Accomplish’d Rake; or, Modern Fine Gentleman. Bowden, Martha F.Editor , University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
and a preface. It reached a sixth edition in 1752, the year in which (as Martha Bowden
points out) the period of copyright (fourteen...