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HO RA CE WA L P O L E,

EARL OF ORFORD:

INCLUDING

NUMEROUS LETTERS NOW FIRST PUBLISHED

FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

1749—1759.

PHILADELPHIA:

LEA AND BLANCHAR D.

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C. SHERMAN & Co. PRINTERS,

19 ST. JAMES STREET.

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

1749.

To Sir Horace Mann, March 4.—Proceedings in Parliament. Formidable

minority headed by the Prince. Character of Lord Eginont. Innovations

in the Mutiny Bill. New Navy Bill

To the same, March 23.—Debates on the Military Bills. Jar at Leicester

House. King Theodore of Corsica. The two black Princes of Anamaboe.

Spread of Methodism. Siories of his brother Ned's envy

To the same, May 3.—Rejoicings for the peace. Jubilee masquerade. Fire-

works. English credulity. Subscription masquerade. Projected chastise-

ment of Oxford. Union between the Prince's party and the Jacobites.

Disgrace of Maurepas. Epigrain on Lord Egmont's opposition to the

Mutiny Bill. Bon-mot by Wall; and of Lady Townshend. Increase of

Methodism, drinking, and gaming

To the same, May 17.-The Duke of Richmond's fireworks in celebration of

the peace. Second jubilee rasquerade. Miss Chudleigh. Lady Rochford.

Death of Miss Jenny Conway. Publication of Lord Bolingbroke's letters.

Anecdotes of Pope and Bolingbroke

To George Montagu, Esq. May 18.—The Duke of Richmond's fireworks.

The Violette and Garrick. Story of the Duchess of Queensberry. Mary

Queen of Scots. Dignity of human nature. Anecdote of Fielding.

West's Pindar. Story of Charles Townshend

To Sir Horace Mann, June 4.–Stories of Pope, Bolingbroke, and Atterbury

To the same, June 25.--Cambridge installation. Installation of six Knights

of the Bath. Garrick's marriage to the Violette. Lord Mountford's cricket-

matches

To George Montagu, Esq. July 5.- Improvements at Mistley. Visit to the

Prince of Wales. Anecdote of Lady Anson. Epigram

To the same, July 20.-Excursions. Layer Marney. Messing. Witham

parsonage. Death of the Duke of Montagu. His will

To Sir Horace Mann, July 24.-Death of the Duke of Montagu. Principles

of the Methodists

To the same, Aug. 17.-Fire at Kensington Palace

To Gcorge Montagu, Esq. Aug. 26.-Expedition to Arundel Castle. Petworth.

Cowdry

To Sir Horace Mann, Sept. 12.—Madame de Mirepoix. Madaine Sévigné's

Letters

To John Chute, Esq. Sept. 22

To George Montagu, Esq. Sept. 28.—Church at Cheneys. Tombs of the

Bedfords. Latimers. Stoke Church

To Sir Horace Mann, Oct. 27–Dodington first minister at Carlton House.

Lady Yarmouth

To the same, Nov. 17.-Robbery of Walpole in Hyde Park. Riots at the

new French theatre

1750.

To Sir Horace Mann, Jan. 10.— Montesquieu's Esprit des Loix. Hainault's

Abrégé de l'Histoire de France. Westminster election. Death of Lord

Pembroke. His character. Death of Lord Crawford. Story of General

Wade. Sir John Barnard's scheme for the reduction of interest

48

To the same Jan. 31.-Numerous robberies. Secession on the mutiny-bill.

Hurricane in the East Indies. Bon-mot of the Chevalier Lorenzi

52

To the same, Feb. 25.— Ministerial quarrels. Dispute of precedencé. Bon-

mot of a chair-maker. Westminster election. Extraordinary wager. Death

of the Duke of Somerset. Madame Munchausen. Horrors of the slave-

trade. Montesquieu's Esprit des Loix. Grecian architecture

53

To the same, March 11.-The earthquakes. Middlesex election. Story of

Marie Mignot

58

To the same, April 2.-Terror occasioned by the earthquake. Death of Lady

Bolingbroke. Death of Lady Dalkeith. Mr. Mason's pedigree. Epigram

on Lady Caroline Petersham, and the Lady Bingley. Madaine du Boccage 60

To George Montagu, Esq. May 15.—Westminster election

65

To Sir Horace Mann, May 19.-Absurdities committed after the earthquake.

Westminster election. Commotion in Dublin. Bower's History of the Popes 66

To George Montagu, Esq. June 23.-Character of Mr. Bentley. Account of

a party of pleasure at Vauxhall

68

To Sir Horace Mann, July 25.— The Houghton lantern. King Theodore of

Corsica in prison for debt. Mr. Ashton. Dr. Mead

71

To the same, Aug. 2.–Tuscan villas. Improvement in the seats about London.

Consequences of the excessive heat of the weather. Death of Dr. Middle-

ton, and of Tacitus Gordon. Account of M'Lean, the fashionable high-

wayman

73

To the same, Sept. 1.- Pedigrees. Young Craggs's epitaph. Story of old

Craggs. George Selwyn's passion for coffins and executions. Death of the

Duke of Richmond. Lord Granby's marriage. Hanoverian duel. Singular

bet at White's

76

To George Montagu, Esq. Sept. 10.—Death of General Handasyde, and of

Sir Gerard Vanneck. Riches conducive to happiness

80

To Sir Horace Mann, Sept. 20.- Dr. Mead. Serinon against Dr. Middleton.

Ecclesiastical absurdity. Project for publishing an edition of the Bible

without pointings or stops. Sir Charles William's letters. Frequency

of robberies. Visit to Spence

81

To the same, Oct. 18.—Treaty of commerce with Spain. M'Lean's condem-

nation and execution. Rage for visiting him in Newgate -

83

To the same, Nov. 19.-Shattered state of the ministry. State of parties 84

To the same, Dec. 19.-Interministerium. Droll cause in Westminster Hall.

The Duke of Cumberland and Edward Bright. Sir Ralph Gore. Bon-mots

of Quin

86

To the same, Dec. 22.- Miss Chudleigh. Fontenelle. Reply of Lord Cornbury.

Old Cibber's soliciting the laureateship for Harry Jones. A very odd new

story. Ashton's ingratitude

88

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