The letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

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To Sir Horace Mann May 24 Lord Lytteltons Dialogues
57
To Sir Horace Mann June 20 Siege of Quebec The house
63
To the Earl of Strafford Aug 7 Fit of the gout
80
To the Earl of Strafford Sept 4 Visit to Hardwicke Newstead
88
To Sir Horace Mann Oct 5 Capture of Montreal Projected
94
To George Montagu Esq Oct 14 Duke of Yorks visit to Straw
96
To the same Oct 25 Death of George the Second
102
To George Montagu Esq June 18 Account of a party at Straw
103
To the same Nov 13 Personal conduct of the new King
112
To the Rev Henry Zouch January 3 State of the arts Book
118
To the Rev Henry Zouch March 7 Voltaires letter to Lord
124
To the same March 19 Ministerial resignations and changes
126
To the Hon H S Conway April 10 Prospect of peace Death
133
To the same May 5 Death of Sir William Williams Gray
140
To the Hon H S Conway Feb 28 Restoration to health
143
To George Montagu Esq June 18 Mr Bentleys play of
148
To George Montagu Esq July 16 The Kings approaching
154
To the Hon H S Conway July 23 Congratulations on the suc
160
To George Montagu Esq July 28 First night of Mr Bentleys
161
To the Earl of Strafford Aug 21 Arrival of the Queen Tripo
167
To the Countess of Ailesbury Sept 27 Pedigrees The corona
177
To the Hon H S Conway Oct 12 Mr Pitts pension and peer
184
To George Montagu Esq Nov 7 Sir John Custs nose Cari
190
To Sir David Dalrymple Dec 21 Complaints of printers Diffi
197
To the same Feb 2 Arrival of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
203
To George Montagu Esq Feb 22 Violent storm Elopement
210
To George Montagu Esq March 9 Epitaph for Lord Cutts
216
To the same May 14 Attack of the gout Visit to Audley Inn
222
To George Montagu Esq May 25 Duke of Newcastles resigna
226

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Page 180 - A difference of opinion with regard to measures to be taken against Spain, of the highest importance to the honour of the crown, and to the most essential national interests, and this founded on what Spain had already done, not on what that court may further intend to do, was the cause of my resigning the seals.
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