The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, Volume 3

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R. Bentley, 1857
 

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Contents

To the same June 14 New ministerial revolution The three factions
83
To Chute July 12 Grays Odes to be printed at Strawberry Hill
90
To Lord Lyttelton Aug 25 Grays OdesLord Lytteltons Henry II N
96
LETTER PAGE
101
To Conway Oct 8 Expedition to Rochfort
108
To Grosvenor Bedford Nov With stanzas To MajorGeneral H C N
118
To Mann Feb 9 Politics gone into winter quartersDuke of Richelieus
124
To the same April 14 Convention with PrussiaSir Charles Williams
131
To Mann May 31 Expedition to St MaloesExtension of the Habeas Corpus Act 135 548 To Conway June 4 Debates on the Habeas Corpus Extension...
139
To Conway June 16 Return of the expedition to St Maloes
141
To Sir David Dalrymple June 29 Thanks for his approbation of the Noble Authors Queen Elizabeths fondness for praisePopes Bufo and BubbLord O...
145
To Chute June 29 Prince Ferdinands victory
146
To Montagu July 6
147
To Conway July 8 Dedication to him of the Fugitive Pieces Fate of our expeditions
148
To Mann July 8 Prince Ferdinands victory at CreveltReturn of our armada from St Maloes
149
To David Hume July 15 Sir Philip Sidney Lord Falkland Savile Lord Halifax N
150
To Conway July 21 Appointment of General BligheFate of the expeditions
154
To the Rev Henry Zouch Aug 3 Thanks for his remarks on the Royal and Noble Authors and for his information
156
To the same Aug 12 Thoresbys Museum
159
To Mann Aug 12 Expedition against Cherbourg
160
To Montagu Aug 20 Visit to the GrangeRagleyThe Conway Papers
161
To Chute Aug 22 Account of the Conway papers
164
T Mann Aug 24 Expedition against CherbourgTaking of Cape BretonFailure of the attack on CrownpointDeath of Lord Howe Defeat at Ticonderoga
165
To Grosvenor Bedford Aug 29 Portrait by Jameson of Cecil Lord Wimbledon N
166
To Conway Sept 2 Defeat of the Russians at ZorndorfRepulse of General Abercrombie at Ticonderoga 571 To David Mallet Sept 8 Lord Bolingbrok...
167
To Lady Hervey Oct 17 Rumoured assassination of the King of Portugal
180
To Zouch Oct 21 Thanks for further informationLord Clarendon
187
To Zouch Dec 9 On sending the second edition of Noble Authors
193
To Dr Robertson Jan 8 Robertsons History of Scotland N
200
To the same Feb 22 Spences Comparison of Magliabechi and HillStory
206
LETTER PAGE 599 To Sir David Dalrymple Feb 25 Robertsons History of Scotland Ramsay the Painter
210
To Dr Robertson March 4 History of Charles V History of Learning N
211
To Mann March 1 Projects a History of the House of Medici
213
To Chute March 13 Fears for his health Recommends him to leave the Vine lest he should die of mildew
215
To Sir David Dalrymple March 25 House of MediciLeo the Tenth
216
To Mann April 11 Marriage of his piece Maria to Lord Waldegrave Prince Ferdinands victory over the Austrians
217
To Montagu April 26 His nieces marriage to Lord Waldegrave_Ball at Bedford House
220
Portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds N
223
To Montagu May 16 His nieces marriageJudges salariesCharles Townshends bonmot
225
To Mann June 1 The cometKing of Prussias victoriesFame 612 To Montagu June 2 The invasion Masons Caractacus 613 To Mann June 8
230
To the Earl of Strafford June 12
231
LETTER PAGE
233
To Mann July 8 Rumours of invasion
234
To Sir David Dalrymple July 11 Mary Queen of SeotsHumes History Christina of Sweden
235
To Montagu July 19 Review of the militiaButlers Remains
237
To the same July 26 Visit to Navestock
238
To Mann Aug 1 InvasionMilitia
239
To the same Aug 8 Battle of MindenMrs Leneve
241
To Montagu Aug 9 Battle of Minden
243
To the Earl of Strafford Aug 9 Battle of Minden
244
To Conway Aug 14 Battle of MindenPrince Ferdinand and Lord George Sackville
245
To Mann Aug 29 MindenIlluminationsLord George Sackville
246
To the same Sept 13 Death of the Princess ElizabethLord George Sackville
248
To the Earl of Strafford Sept 13 Our victories
250
LETTER PAGE 656 To Mann March 26 Lord George Sackvilles courtmartial
295
To Montagu March 27 Lord George Sackvilles courtmartialMiss Chudleighs public breakfast
296
To Sir David Dalrymple A pril 4 Erse poetryGrays queries concerning MacphersonHomes Siege of AquileiaTristram Shandy
297
To Montagu April 12 Lord George Sackvilles sentenceLord Ferrerss trialDuel between the Duke of Bolton and Mr Stewart
299
To Mann April 20 Lord George Sackvilles sentenceTrial of Lord Ferrers
301
To Zouch May 3 Lord Baths RhapsodyAnecdotes of Painting
303
To Mann May 7 Execution of Lord FerrersLady HuntingdonDeath of Lord Charles HayKing of Prussias poemsGeneral Clive
304
To Sir David Dalrymple May 15 Erse poetryLord Lytteltons Dialogues of the Dead King of Prussias poems
312
To Mann May 24Lord Lytteltons Dialogues of the DeadAnecdotes of Lord Ferrers
313
To the Earl of Strafford June 7 Description of Miss Chudleighs ball Death of Lady Anson
315
To Mann June 20 Siege of QuebecThe house of FuentesPopes house and garden i
318
To Sir David Dalrymple June 20 Authenticity of the Erse poemsLord Lytteltons Dialogues of the Dead Isaac Waltons Complete Angler
319
To Conway June 21 Story of Sir Robert Walpole and his man John George Townshends absurdities Tant mieux pour Elle
320
To the same June 28 Siege of Quebec raised Lady Stormont
322
To Montagu July 4 Visit to ChalfontGrays taciturnity
324
To Mann July 7 Siege of Quebec raised
325
To Montagu July 19 Visit to OxfordHolbeins portraitsBlenheim DitchleyRousham
326
To the same July 20Drayton in Northamptonshire
327
To Mann Aug 1 Wolfes tombDeath of Lady LincolnArrival of General Clive
330
To Conway Aug 7 Fit of the gout
331
To Montagu Aug 12 Reflections on his illness
332
To the Countess of Ailesbury Aug 23 Visit to WhichnovreAdvises her ladyship to claim the flitch of bacon
333
To Mann Aug 28 Duke of Cumberlands illness
334
To the Earl of Strafford Sept 4 Visit to HardwickeNewsteadAlthorpe
340
To Montagu Oct 14 Duke of Yorks visit to Strawberry HillIntended
347
To Montagu Oct 28 The new courtManners of the young KingCapture
354
To the same Nov 13 Personal conduct of the new KingFuneral
360
To Montagu Nov 24 The Kings first visit to the theatreSeditious
366
To Zouch January 3 State of the artsBooksellersDr Hills works
372
LETTER PAGE
373
To Mann March 3 Insipidity of the new reignLord Bute and Mr Pitt
379
To Montagu Sept 1 Account of his tour to the northWhichnovre Lichfield cathedralSheffieldChatsworthHardwickeBess of Hard wickeNewstead Abb...
385
To Montagu March 17 Changes in the Kings household 885
387
To Conway April 10 Prospect of PeaceDeath of Sir Harry Bellendine
393
To Mann May 14 Negociations for peace The Abbé de Bussy
401
To Montagu May 14 Jemmy Lumleys battle with Mrs MackenzyParty
403
To the Earl of Strafford July 5 Anecdote of Whitfield and Lady
409
To Grosvenor Bedford July 19 With The Garland a poem on the King N
415
To Mann July 23 Glorious victories The royal bride Sir Richard
421
To Conway Tomb of the Earl of PembrokeWolfes monumentRapacity
427
To Montagu Sept 24 Description of the Coronation
439
To the same Oct 6 Resignation of Mr Pitt and anticipation of disastrous
446
To Conway Oct 12 Mr Pitts pension and peerageMinisterial changes
453
politicians
459
To Conway March 25 Mr Pitts goutThe plate taxProjected inva
461
LETTER PAGE
465
To Mann May 27 His uncle Horatio Walpole created a peerDeath
468
To Mann Dec 28 Revoluticns in MinistriesExpected restoration
471
To Mann Jan 4 War with SpainCargo from FlorenceEtrurian vases
475
To Mann Aug 29 Loss of MinorcaLeague of CambrayUnpopularity
477
To the same Feb 6 Effects of Hamiltons eloquence
482
To Montagu Oct 28 Mutability of the worldThe Duke of Newcastles
483
To the same Dec 8 Proceedings in ParliamentVoltaires epigram
489
at Rome
497

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