The letters of Horace Walpole: earl of Orford, Volume 4

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To Mann Mar 4 General peaceThe King of PrussiaWeakness of
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To Mann April 10 Death of Lord WaldegraveLady Waldegraves dis
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To Montagu April 22 Lady WaldegraveThe new AdministrationLord
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LETTER PAQE
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To Cole May 16 His Gallery advancing
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To Conway May 28 Masquerade at the Duke of Richmonds
87
To Mann June 5 Lord and Lady NorthamptonMisery in the Molesworth familyLord Baths avarice and want of feelingLa CondamineAnec
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To the same July 25 Visit to BurleighPeterboroughHuntingdon
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LETTER PAQE
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To the same Sept 7 InvitationCharacter of Mr Thomas Pitt 112 874 To George Grenville Sept 7 Asking a favour for his Deputy Mr Grosvenor
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To the Earl of Hertford Oct 18 Death of the King of PolandExpulsion
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LETTER PAQB
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To Montagu Nov 20 Political squabblesWilkess Essay on Woman
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To the same Dec 2 Dismission of officersOpera QuarrelLord Clives
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LETTER PAQE
147
To the Rev William Mason Dec 29 Thanking him for the volume of
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To Mann Jan 18 The Prince of Brunswicks popularityHis marriage
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To Countess Temple Jan Thanks for entrusting her poems to his printing
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To Mann Feb 20 Seizure of Wilkess papersDebate on the subject in the House of CommonsFormidable minorityAttorneyGeneral Norton
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LETTER PaQE
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To the Earl of Hertford March 11 Cambridge University election for high
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To Mann March 18 Death of Lord MalpasLady MalpasDeath of Lord
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To the Earl of Hertford April 5 Wilkess suspected libel on the Earl
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To Cole April 12 His own portrait by MArdell
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LETTER PaOE
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To the same Jan 27 Debates on the army estimatesSir William Pyn
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administration
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To the same March 9 Origin of The Castle of OtrantoCaution to
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Cibber and OBrienMrs CliveGarricks chief charactersThe wolf
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LETTER PAGE
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To the Earl of Hertford April 18 The Kings recoveryProceedings
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To Mann May 11 Introducing Mr Stanley one of the Lords of
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To the Earl of Hertford May 20 The King forbids the Parliament to
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To Mann May 25 Eve of a civil warTumult by the weaversThe riot quelledThe Kings intention to dismiss his MinistersMr Pitts refusal
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9S8 To Mann June 26 Distracted state of the countrySeason of faction
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To Montagu Aug 23 Death of Lady Barbara MontaguOld friends and new facesA strange storyMotives for revisiting ParisThe French
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LfcTTER PAOB
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To Mann Sept 26 Walpole in ParisHis reluctance to prefer a new soli
410
To Lady Hervey Oct 13 Attack of the goutCupid and deathAllan Ramsay the painterMadame GeoffrinCommon senseDue de Niver
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To Conway Oct 28 Probable death of the DauphinDescription of
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To Mann Nov 13 Earl CowperDeath of the Duke of Cumberland
434
To Montagu Nov 21 A smileSameness of life at ParisInvites him to transplant himself to RoehamptonReflections on coming old age
440
To George Selwyn Dec 2Swarms of English in ParisLives with none
447
To Mann Jan 5 Walpoles letter anticipatedSolicitation for the
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To Lady Hervey Jan 11 A supper at the Duchesse dAiguillonsPicture of the Duchesse de ChoiseulMadame GeoffrinVerses on Madame
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To Gray Jan 25 State of his health Making oneself tender Change in French mannersTheir religious opinionsThe ParliamentsThe
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To Lady Hervey Feb 3 Madame de Geoffrins secret mission to Poland
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LSTTEE PaQE
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To Conway April 6 Insurrection at Madrid on the attempt of the Court
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Pagina 269 - A certain man had two sons : and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
Pagina 328 - I completed in less than two months, that one evening, I wrote from the time I had drunk my tea, about six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning, when my hand and fingers were so weary, that I could not hold the pen to finish the sentence, but left Matilda and Isabella talking, in the middle of a paragraph.
Pagina 269 - And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.
Pagina 100 - If one could honour her more than one did before, it would be to see with what religion she keeps up the old dwelling and customs, as well as old servants, who you may imagine do not love her less than other people do. The garden is just as sir John Germain brought it from Holland ; pyramidal yews, treillages, and square cradle walks with windows clipped in them.
Pagina 407 - I sit silently reflecting how everything loses charms when one's own youth does not lend it gilding ! When we are divested of that eagerness and illusion with which our youth presents objects to us, we are but the caput mortuum of pleasure. Grave as these ideas are, they do not unfit me for French company. The present tone is serious enough in conscience. Unluckily the subjects of their conversation are duller to me than my own thoughts, which may be tinged with melancholy reflections, but I doubt...
Pagina 221 - He did ; shut the door again, and went directly and informed Lord Ilchester. Lady Susan was examined, flung herself at her father's feet, confessed all, vowed to break off — but — what a but ! — desired to see the loved object, and take a last leave.
Pagina 416 - ... last night. The President is very near deaf, and much nearer superannuated. He sits by the table : the mistress of the house, who formerly was his, inquires after every dish on the table, is told who has eaten of which, and then bawls the bill of fare of every individual into the President's ears. In short, every mouthful is proclaimed, and so is every blunder I make against grammar.
Pagina 191 - You would have almost laughed to see the spectres produced by both sides ; one would have thought that they had sent a search-warrant for Members of Parliament into every hospital. Votes were brought down in flannels and blankets, till the floor of the House looked like the pool of Bethesda.
Pagina 447 - In return for your kind line by Mr. Beauclerk I send you a whole letter, but I was in your debt before, for making over Madame du Deffand to me, who is delicious ; that is, as often as I can get her fifty years back ; but she is as eager about what happens every day as I am about the last century. I sup there twice a week, and bear all her dull company for the sake of the Regent.
Pagina 470 - She is two women, the upper and the lower. I need not tell you that the lower is gallant, and still has pretensions. The upper is very sensible, too, and has a measured eloquence that is just and pleasing, — but all is spoiled by an unrelaxed attention to applause. You would think she was always sitting for her picture to her biographer.

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