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" My resolutions of growing old and staid are admirable: I wake with a sober plan, and intend to pass the day with my friends — then comes the Duke of Richmond... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 78
1873
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 114

1873
...about him or before him as only a repetition of old joys from which the spirit has fled, but which ho yet prefers to all maturity of thought or graver interests...plan and intend to pass the day with my friends, then come the Duke of Richmond and hurries me down to Whitehall to dinner ; then the Duchess of Grafton...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, Volume 4

Horace Walpole - 1891
...and parties by very young people, as I was all last week. My resolutions of growing old and staid are admirable : I wake with a sober plan, and intend to pass the day with my friends—then comes the Duke of Richmond, and hurries me down to Whitehall to dinner—then the Duchess...
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Essays from 'Blackwood,'

Anne Mozley - 1892 - 344 pages
...of, with a banter which is only yearning in disguise. " My resolutions for growing old and staid are admirable. I wake with a sober plan and intend to...Kensington to give Mrs Anne Pitt my opinion about a bow-window ; after that I am to walk with Miss Pelham in the terrace till two in the morning, because...
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Horace Walpole and His World: Select Passages from His Letters

Horace Walpole - 1895 - 296 pages
...and parties by very young people, as I was all last week. My resolutions of growing old and staid are admirable : I wake with a sober plan, and intend to...pass the day with my friends — then comes the Duke cf Richmond, and hurries me down to Whitehall to dinner — then the Duchess of Grafton sends for me...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole: Fourth Earl of Orford, Volume 6

Horace Walpole - 1904
...and parties by very young people, as I was all last week. My resolutions of growing old and staid are admirable: I wake with a sober plan, and intend to...Anne Pitt my opinion about a bow window — after the loo, I am to march back to Whitehall to supper — and after that, am to walk with Miss Pelham...
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The Independent Review, Volume 2

1904
...he was no longer bored. " My resolutions of growing old and staid," he writes to Lady Hervey, " are admirable ; I wake with a sober plan, and intend to...— before I can get thither, I am begged to step ts Kensington, to give Mrs. Anne Pitt my opinion about a bow-window — after the loo, I am to march...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole: Fourth Earl of Orford, Volume 4

Horace Walpole - 1906
...and parties by very young people, as I was all last week. My resolutions of growing old and staid are admirable : I wake with a sober plan, and intend to...the Duchess of Grafton sends for me to loo in Upper Grosvenor-street — before I can get thither, I am begged to step to Kensington, to give Mrs. Anne...
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Selected English Letters (XV-XIX Centuries)

Mabel Duckitt - 1913 - 460 pages
...and parties by very young people, as I was all last week. My resolutions of growing old and staid are admirable : I wake with a sober plan, and intend to pass the day with my friends — then conies the Duke of Richmond, and hurries me down to Whitehall to dinner — then the Duchess of Grafton...
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