The Letters of Horace Walpole: 1759-1769

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Lea and Blanchard, 1842 - Authors, English
 

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Contents

To the Hon H S Conway Aug 7Fit of the gout
79
To the Earl of Strafford Sept 4 Visit to Hardwicke Newstead Althorpe
87
To the same Oct 25 Death of George the econd
95
To the same Nov 13 Personal conduct of the new King Funeral
102
To George Montagu Esq Jan 22 A party at Northumberlandhouse
108
To the same March 21 Speaker Onslows retirement
115
To George Montagu Esq April 16 Anacreontic upon Sir Harry Bellendine
121
To George Montagu Esq June 18 Mr Bentleys play of The Wishes
129
To the Earl of Strafford July 21 Battle of Kirkdenckirk
136
To the Hon H S Conway Aug 5 Tomb of the Earl of Pembroke Wolfes
140
To the Hon H S Conway Sept 25 Delays in the treaty of peace
147
To the Countess of Ailesbury Oct 10 Mr Pitts resignation pension
153
To George Montagu Esq Nov 7 Sir John Custs nose Caricature of
159
To the same Dec 30 Indifference to politics Progress of Anecdotes
165
To the Rev Henry Zouch Feb 13 Lamentation on the tediousness of
171
To George Montagu Esq Feb 25 Lelys picture of Madame Grammont
175
To the same May 14 Attack of the gout Visit to Audley Inn
181
To the Countess of Ailesbury July 31 Congratulation on the taking of
187
To the Hon H S Conway Sept 28 Negotiations for peace Capture
193
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oct 31
200
To the same April 6 Ulness of Lord Waldegrave And of Mr Thomas
206
To the same April 22 Lady Waldegrave The new administration Lord
212
To George Montagu Esq May 17 Fête at Strawberry Hill Madame
220
To the same July 1 Improvements at Strawberry Hill
226
To the Rev Mr Cole Aug 8
232
To the Rev Mr Cole Oct 8 Anecdotes of Engravers
239
To George Montagu Esq Nov 20 Political squabbles Wilkess Essay
246
Irish politics
254
To the same Dec 16 City politics Unpopularity of the ministry Dis
261
To the Earl of Hertford Jan 22 Mr Conways opposition to the ministry
270
To the Rev Mr Cole Jan 31
277
To the same Feb 15 Great debates in the House of Commons on general
283
To the same Jan 27 Debates on the army estimates Sir William Pyn
370
To George Montagu Esq Feb 19 Congratulations on his health and cheer
376
To the Earl of Hertford March 26 Count de Guerchys pretended conspiracy
382
To Sir David Dalrymple April 21 The Castle of Otranto Old Ballads
391
To the same May 20 The King forbids the Parliament to be prorogued
399
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey June 11 Apology for not writing Regrets
408
To George Montagu Esq Aug 23 Death of Lady Barbara Montagu
414
To the Rev Mr Cole Sept 5 Inviting him to visit Paris
420
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oci 3 Hôtel de Carnavalet Madame
427
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oct 13 Attack of the gout Cupid
434
To the Hon H S Conway Oct 28 Probable death of the Dauphin
440
To the same April 15 Temperance the best physician Easy mode of pre
446
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Nov 28 Thanks for her introductions
447
To George Montagu Esq Jan 5 Robin Hood reformé and Little John
455
To Mr Gray Jan 25 State of his health Making oneself tender
461
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Feb 3 Madame de Geoffrins secret inis
468
To George Montagu Esq March 12 Colman and Garrick Mrs Clive
474
To George Montagu Esq May 25 Ministerial appointments Duke
480
To George Montagu Esq July 10 Expected change in the ministry
485
To the Hon H S Conway Oct 18 Lord Chatham wishes him to second
491
To George Montagu Esq Dec 12 Politics Ministerial negotiations
499
To the Rev Mr Cole Oct 24 Return to England
505
and epilogues Boswells Corsica General Paoli
509
To the same April 15 Wit as temporary as dress and manners Fate
516
To Monsieur de Voltaire June 21 On his soliciting a copy of the His
523
To George Montagu Esq Aug 13 Arrival of the King of Denmark
529
To George Montagu Esq Nov 10 Benefits froom ootikins and water
535
To the same May 11 Grand festino at Strawberry Ridotto al fresco
540
To the Earl of Strafford July 3 Disinterestedness and length of their friend
546
To John Chute Esq Aug 30 Journey to Paris Lord Dacre and
552
To the same Oct 13 Return to England Congratulations on his friends
560

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Page 341 - 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.
Page 245 - But he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day.
Page 137 - I dined with your secretary yesterday ; there were Garrick and a young Mr. Burke/ who wrote a book in the style of lord Bolingbroke, that was much admired. He is a sensible man, but has not worn off his authorism yet, and thinks there is nothing so charming as writers, and to be one. He will know better one of these days.
Page 116 - I doated, and who doated on me ! There are the two rival mistresses of Houghton, neither of whom ever wished to enjoy it! There too lies he who founded its greatness, to contribute to whose fall Europe was embroiled; there he sleeps in quiet and dignity, while his friend and his foe, rather his false ally and real enemy, Newcastle and Bath, are exhausting the dregs of their pitiful lives in squabbles and pamphlets.
Page 117 - I have chosen to sit in my father's little dressingroom, and am now by his scrutoire, where, in the height of his fortune, he used to receive the accounts of his farmers, and deceive himself, or us, with the thoughts of his economy. How wise a man at once, and how weak ! For what has he built Houghton? For his grandson to annihilate, or for his son to mourn over?
Page 517 - I am not yet intoxicated enough with it to think it would do for the stage, though I wish to see it acted ; but, as Mrs. Pritchard leaves the stage next month, I know nobody could play the Countess; nor am I disposed...
Page 29 - Hay says, it will soon be as shameful to beat a Frenchman as to beat a woman. Indeed, one is forced to ask every morning what victory there is, for fear of missing one.
Page 380 - I lay aside all thoughts of a mazy habitation : though a bower is very different from an arbour, and must have more chambers than one. In short, I both know, and don't know, what it should be. I am almost afraid I must go and read Spenser, and wade through his allegories and drawling stanzas, to get at a picture.
Page 218 - Johnson, who it seems, upon a little recollection, had taken it into his head that he ought to have done the honours of his literary residence to a foreign lady of quality, and eager to show himself a man of gallantry, was hurrying down the stair-case in violent agitation. He overtook us before we reached the Temple-gate, and brushing in between me and Madame de Boufflers, seized her hand, and conducted her to her coach.
Page 161 - Thyrsis, when we parted, swore Ere the spring he would return. Ah ! what means yon violet flower, And the bud that decks the thorn ! 'Twas the lark that upward sprung, 'Twas the nightingale that sung. Idle notes! untimely green! Why this unavailing haste ! Western gales and skies serene Speak not always winter past. Cease my doubts, my fears to move ; Spare the honour of my love.1 Adieu, Madam, your most faithful servant. 763. TO SIR DAVID DALRYMPLE Nov.

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