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THE

L E T T E R S

OF

H OR A CE WA L P O L E,

EARL OF ORFORD:

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INCLUDING

NUMEROUS LETTERS NOW FIRST PUBLISHED

FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

1759_1769.

PHILADELPHIA:

LEA AND BLANCHARD.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. III.

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1760.

To George Montagu, Esq. Jan. 7.- Visit to Princess Emily. Commotions in

Ireland

32

To the Right Hon. Lady Hervey, Jan. 12.—Apologizing for an unintentional

offence

34

To George Montagu, Esq. Jan. 14.-Severity of the weather.

Military pre-

parations. Prince Edward's party. Edwards's “ History of Birds”

35

To Sir Horace Mann, Jan. 20.-Severity of the winter. Death of Lady

Besborough. Ward's drops

36

To George Montagu, Esq. Jan. 28.-Death of Lady Besborough. Lord

Ferrers's murder of his steward. Visit to the Magdalen. Dr. Dodd 37

To Sir David Dalrymple, Feb. 3.—Macpherson's fragments of Erse poetry.

Mary Queen of Scots. Dyer's “ Fleece.” Pepys's collection of ballads.

Faction (N.]

40

To Sir Horace Mann, Feb. 3.-Caserta. Character of Mr. Thomas Pitt.

Death of the Duchess of Bolton. Lord George Sackville's court-martial.

Lord Charles Hay. Lord Ferrers's murder of his steward. Dutch mud-

quake

41

To the Rev. Henry Zouch, Feb. 4.-" Anecdotes of Painting.' Character of

Dr. Hurd. Warburton's "Shakspeare." Edwards's “ Canons of Criticism" 44

To Sir Horace Mann, Feb. 28.-M. Thurot's expedition. Siege of Carrick-

fergus. Lord Ferrers

45

To the same, March 4.-M. Thurot's expedition. Duke of Bedford's Irish

administration. General Flobert and Mr. Mallet. Ward's drops

48

To the same, March 26.-Lord George Sackville's court-martial

49

To George Montagu, Esq. March 27.—Lord George Sackville's court-martial.

Miss Chudleigh's public breakfast

50

To Sir David Dalrymple, April 4.-Erse poetry; Gray's queries concerning

Macpherson. Home's "Siege of Aquileia." ' "Tristram Shandy" (N.] . 51

VOL. III.

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To George Montagu, Esq. April 19.—Lord George Sackville's sentence.

Lord Ferrers's trial. Duel between the Duke of Bolton and Mr. Stewart 52

To Sir Horace Mann, April 20.—Lord George Sackville's sentence. Trial of

Lord Ferrers

54

To the Rev. Henry Zouch, May 3.—Lord Bath's “Rhapsody." " Anecdotes

of Painting”

55

To George Montagu, Esq. May 6.-Execution of Lord Ferrers

56

To Sir Horace Mann, May 7.-Execution of Lord Ferrers. Lady Hunting,

don. Death of Lord Charles Hay. King of Prussia's poems. General

Clive

57

To Sir David Dalrymple, May 15.-Erse poetry. Lord Lyttelton's “ Dia-

logues of the Dead.” King of Prussia's poems. (N.)

63

To Sir Horace Mann, May 24.-Lord Lyilelton's " Dialogues of the Dead."

Anecdotes of Lord Ferrers

61

To the Earl of Strafford, June 7.—Description of Miss Chudleigh's ball. Death

of Lady Anson

66

To Sir Horace Mann, June 20.-Siege of Quebec. The house of Fuentes..

Pope's house and garden

68

To Sir David Dalrymple, June 20.—Anthenticity of the Erse poems. Lord

Lyttelton's “ Dialogues of the Dead.” Isaac Walton's “Complete Angler.”

[N.]

69

To the Hon. H. S. Conway, June 21.–Story of Sir Robert Walpole and his

man John. George Townshend's absurdities. “ Tant mieux pour Elle."[N.] 70

To the same, June 28.—Siege of Quebec raised. Lady Storinont

72

To George Montagu, Esq. July 4.- Visit to Chaffont. Gray's taciturnity 73

To Sir Horace Mann, July 7.-Siege of Quebec raised

74

To George Montagu, Esq. July 19.–Visit to Oxford. Holbein's portraits.

Blenheim. Ditchley. Rousham

75

To the same, July 20

76

To Sir Horace Mann, Aug. 1.-Wolfe's tomb. Death of Lady Lincoln. Ar-

rival of General Clive

77

To the Earl of Strafford, Aug. 7.-Fit of the gout

To the Hon. H. S. Conway, Aug. 7-Fit of the gout

79

To George Montagu, Esq. Aug. 12. --Reflections on his illness

80

To the Countess of Ailesbury, Aug. 23.–Visit to Whichnovre. Advises her

ladyship to claim the Aitch of bacon

81

To Sir Horace Mann, Aug. 28.—Duke of Cumberland's illness

82

To George Montagu, Esq, Sept. 1.--Account of his tour to the north. Which-

Litchfield cathedral. Sheffield. Chatsworth. Hardwicke. Bess

of Hardwicke. Newstead Abbey

83

To the Earl of Strafford, Sept. 4.- Visit to Hardwicke. Newstead. Althorpe.

Mad dogs. An adventure

87

To the Hon. H. S. Conway, Sept. 19

68

To the same, Sept. 30

89

To George Montagu, Esq. Oct. 2.- Marriage of his niece Charlotte to Lord

Huntingtower

90

To Sir Horace Mann, Oct. 5.-Capture of Montreal. Projected expedition.

Lord Dysart. His niece's marriage. Death of Lady Coventry

91

To George Montagu, Esq. Oct. 14.-Duke of York's visit to Strawberry Hill.

Intended expedition

92

To the same, Oct. 25.—Death of George the Second

95

To the Earl of Strafford, Oct. 26.—Death of George the Second

96

To George Montagu, Esq. Oct. 28.—The new court. Manners of the young

King. Capture of Berlin

97

To Sir Horace Mann, Oct. 28.-Death of George the Second. Capitulation

of Berlin. Political movements

98

To George Montagu, Esq. Oct. 31.-Conduct of the young King

99

To the same, Nov. 4. Bequests of the late King. Court and ministerial

changes. George Townshend's challenge to Lord Albemarle

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