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

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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 Second
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 22 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
181
To the Countess of Ailesbury July 31 Congratulation on the taking of
187
To the Hon H Š 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 14 Lady Waldegrave Botchedup administration
210
To the Hon H S Conway May 6 Prerogative Wilkess release from
216
To the same May 28 Masquerade at the Duke of Richmonds
223
To George Montagu Esq July 23 Visit to Stamford Castle Ashby Easton
229
To the same Sept 3 Crowds of visiters to see Strawberry Comforts
235
To the Earl of Hertford Oct 18 Death of the King of Poland Expulsion
241
To the Earl of Hertford Nov 25 Mr Conways voting against the court
251
Irish politics
254
To the same Dec 16 City politics Unpopularity of the ministry Dis
261
To Dr Decarel Feb 24 English Montfaucon Medals Errors in Vertue
266
To the Earl of Hertford Jan 22 Mr Conways opposition to the ministry
270
To the Rev Mr Cole Jan 31
277
ministry
283
To the Earl of Hertford Nov 1 The Duke of Devonshires legacy to
352
Adieu to politics
353
To the same Dec 3 Ministerial changes Separation in the house of Graf
360
To the same Jan 20 Sir William Pynsents bequest to Mr Pitt Reported
367
To the same Feb 12 Debates on the American Stampact Petition of
373
To Monsieur Elie de Beaumont March 18 The Castle of Otranto
381
To Sir David Dalrymple April 21 The Castle of Otranto Old Ballads
391
bles
399
To George Montagu Esq May 26 Proceedings on the Regencybill Minis
407
To the same July 28 Reflections on loss of youth Entrance into old
413
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Sept 3 Thanks for letters of introduction
419
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 the Right Hon Lady Hervey Jan 11 A supper at the Duchesse
457
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 the Hon H S Conway Aug 25 Disturbance in America Coffee
531
1769
538
To the same May 11 Grand festino at Strawberry Ridotto al fresco
540
To the Hon H S Conway July 7 Lord Chatham at the Kings levee
547
To George Montagu Esq Sept 7 Character of Madame du Deffand
553
To George Montagu Esq Sept 17 Visit to Versailles Madame du Barry
559

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Page 337 - And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
Page 245 - For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.
Page 540 - Letters. Poor man ! he was always wishing for money, for fame, and other distinctions; and his whole philosophy consisted in living against his will in retirement, and in a place which his taste had adorned; but which he only enjoyed when people of note came to see and commend it : his correspondence is about nothing eke but this place and his own writings, with two or three neighbouring clergymen, who wrote verses too.
Page 513 - 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 to expose myself to the impertinences of that jackanapes Garrick, who lets nothing appear but his own wretched stuff, or that of creatures still duller, who suffer him to alter their pieces as he pleases.
Page 29 - Indeed," says Horace Walpole, in his lively style, " one is forced to ask every " morning what victory there is, for fear of missing " one !
Page 52 - Sermons,' with his own comick figure, from a painting by Reynolds, at the head of them? They are in the style I think most proper for the pulpit, and show a strong imagination and a sensible heart ; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience.
Page 245 - But he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day.
Page 280 - I stood near him ; and his face, to use the expression of the Scripture of the first martyró his face was as if it had been the face of an angel.
Page 169 - When we opened the chamber, in which were fifty people, with no light, but one tallow candle at the end, we tumbled over the bed of the child to whom the ghost comes, and whom they are murdering by inches in such insufferable heat and stench.
Page 118 - Yet to do the folks justice, they are sensible and reasonable, and civilized; their very language is polished since I lived among them. I attribute this to their more frequent intercourse with the world and the capital, by the help of good roads and postchaises, which, if they have abridged the King's dominions, have at least tamed his subjects.

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