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To S Dayrolles Esq Dec 4 His deafness not relieved
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1753
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To the same Sept 14 State of politics Character of the Empress
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To the same April 6 Charge brought by Mr Fawcett against
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To S Dayrolles Esq May 25 Arrival of Count Bentinck
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To Madame de Monconseil Sept 13 His son to proceed again
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To Madame de Monconsoil Nov 12 Wish for wings to fly over
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To the Bishop of Clonfert Schemes for the improvement
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To S Dayrolles Esq March 1 Intended journey to AixlaCha
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To Major Irwine March 7 Irritation in Ireland Assault upon
110
To the same March 26 Study of oratory Mere set speeches
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To his son April 5 Niceties of style not to be neglected Plan
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To S Dayrolles Esq April 23 Plans for his journey
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To the same Sept 25 Himself a deaf vegetable Lord Hunt
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To S Dayrolles Esq Dec 17 Lottery tickets at Brussels Minis
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To S Dayrolles Esq Feb 4 Deaf men and dead men differ very
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To S Dayrolles Esq May 2 What can a deaf hermit write?
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To S Dayrolles Esq July 10 Further increase of his deafness
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To Madame de Monconseil Aug 21 Congratulations on the birth
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To the same Oct 4 Hopes of Peace Prospects for the next
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To the Bishop of Waterford Dec 15 Sheridans book British Edu
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To S Dayrolles Esq Jan 23 Declarations of war daily expected
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To the same June 27 Advice in the education of Mr Dayrolless
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To the same Oct 5 On his having obtained for his son the Resi
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To S Dayrolles Esq Nov 26 Resignation of the Chancellor
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To Sir T Robinson Jan 15 Attempt at assassination of Damiens
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To the same July 4 Formation of a new administration
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milles
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To the same Oct 17 Resignation of the Duke of Cumberland
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To the same Nov 4 Brave conduct of Colonel Wolfe at Rochefort
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To his son Nov 20 Affairs of the King of Prussia Report
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To his son Nov 26 Scheme for opening a separate negotiation
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To the same Christmasday Battle of Leuthen The House
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1758
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To the same Feb 24 Death of Mr Burrish Reflections on
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To his son Feb 27 Unanimity in Parliament under Mr Pitt
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To the same April 16 Gloomy prospects of the war in Germany
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To the Bishop of Waterford June 13 His white Amalthea
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To the Bishop of Waterford Dec 9 Comparison between bimself
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To his son Feb 26 Election for the borough of St Germains
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To the same Oct 31 His three favourite points in the govern
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To Colonel Irwine Aug Mr Hutchinson Jacky Barnard
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To the same Nov 27 The Kings speech on opening the Session
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To the Bishop of Waterford Jan 6 New Years wishes
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To Madame de Monconseil June 10Prince Czartorinski
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To his son Aug 22 Death of Lord Egremont The Ratisbon cere
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To the same Nov 24 Pope Lambertini Mr Wilkes
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To the same Dec 24 Refusal to interfere in any party contests
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To the same July 27 High prices at Dresden Rage of marry
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To A C Stanhope Esq Sept 29 Account of the progress in edu
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To the same Oct 19 Proposal from Lord Halifax relative to
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To the same July 15 Formation of the Rockingham administra
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To the Bishop of Waterford Sept 25 Lord Hertford the
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To Sir T Robinson Dec 3 Monastic Retreat in Ranelagh Garden
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To the same March 17 Change of Ministry reported Repeal
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To Alderman Faulkner May 22 Study of Celtic Septennial Bill
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To the same Aug 1 New Ministry formed by Mr Pitt now cre
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To the Bishop of Waterford Oct 10 His own many physical ills
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To his son Nov 15 Advice as to health
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To his son Feb 13 State of politics Fashionable marriages
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To his son April 6 Unaccountable state of Lord Chatham
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To Alderman Faulkner July 7 New edition of Swifts Works
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To Sir T Robinson Nov 30 Names more important than things
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To his son Dec 27 Outlines of a new Ministry
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To the Bishop of Waterford June 25 His own continual malaise
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To the same Nov 27 General Conways motion on Corsica Rising
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To the Bishop of Waterford July 9 Inflammation in his eyes
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To the Bishop of Waterford Nov 21 The Archbishop of Cashel
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To the Earl of Arran Oct 22 Visit of Lord and Lady Sudley
527
To Charles and Philip Stanhope Oct 27 Their life at school
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Page 455 - Everybody is puzzled how to account for this step ; though it would not be the first time that great abilities have been duped by low cunning. But be it what it will, he is now certainly only Earl of Chatham ; and no longer Mr. Pitt, in any respect whatever.
Page 306 - I do by no means desire to repeat the nauseous dose, for the sake of the fugitive dream. Shall I tell you that I bear this melancholy situation with that meritorious constancy and resignation which most people boast of ? No ; for I really cannot help it. I bear it — because I must bear it, whether I will or no — I think of nothing but killing time the best I can, now that he is become mine enemy.
Page 494 - Parliament ; but he laughed at my offer, and said, that there was no such thing as a borough to be had now ; for that the rich East and West Indians had secured them all, at the rate of three thousand pounds at least ; but many at four thousand ; and two or three, that he knew, at five thousand. This, I confess, has vexed me a good deal...
Page 234 - Do not stare at the seeming paradox; for it is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and therefore one seldom does it at all; whereas those who have a great deal of business, must (to use a vulgar expression) buckle to it; and then they always find time enough to do it in.
Page 255 - Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life ; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something. My philosophy teaches me to reflect how much higher, rather than how much lower, I might have been taxed.
Page 110 - If it would but please God, by his lightning, to blast all the vines in the world, and by his thunder to turn all the wines now in Ireland sour, as I most sincerely wish he would, Ireland would enjoy a degree of quiet and plenty that it has never yet known.
Page 247 - Wolfe,* publicly offered to do the business with five hundred men and three ships only. In all these complicated political machines, there are so many wheels within wheels, that it is always difficult, and sometimes impossible, to guess which of them gives direction to the whole. Mr. Pitt is convinced that the principal wheel, or, if you will, the spoke in his wheel, came from Stade.
Page 90 - As when in tumults rise the ignoble crowd, Mad are their motions and their tongues are loud ; And stones and brands in rattling volleys fly, And all the rustic arms that fury can supply. If then some grave and pious man appear, They hush their noise and lend a listening ear ; He soothes with sober words their angry mood, And quenches their innate desire of blood.
Page 158 - I have seen,' says this man of the world, " the silly rounds of business and pleasure, and have done with them all. I have enjoyed all the pleasures of the world, and consequently know their futility, and do not regret their loss. I appraise them at their real value, which is in truth very low; whereas those who have not experienced always over-rate them. They only see their gay outside, and are dazzled with their glare : but I have been behind the scenes.
Page 158 - I have done, I can hardly persuade myself that all that frivolous hurry and bustle, and pleasure of the world, had any reality : but I look upon all that has passed as one of those romantic dreams which opium commonly occasions ; and I do by no means desire to repeat the nauseous dose for the sake of the fugitive dream.

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