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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1   By: (1717-1797)

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THE LETTERS of HORACE WALPOLE, EARL OF ORFORD:

INCLUDING NUMEROUS LETTERS NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.

IN FOUR VOLUMES VOL. 1. 1735 1748.

CONTENTS OF VOL. 1.

PREFACE 25

Advertisement 33

Second advertisement 40

Sir Charles Grey's Letter connecting Walpole with Junius 41

Sketch of the Life of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, by Lord Dover 47

REMINISCENCES OF THE COURTS OF GEORGE THE FIRST AND SECOND.

CHAPTer 1. 67 Motives to the Undertaking Precedents George the First's Reign a Proem to the History of the Reigning House of Brunswick The Reminiscent introduced to that Monarch His Person and Dress The Duchess of Kendal her Jealousy of Sir Robert Walpole's Credit with the King the Intrigues to displace him, and make Bolingbroke Minister

CHAPTER 2. 73 Marriage of George the First, while Electoral Prince, to the Princess Sophia Dorothea Assassination of Count Konigsmark Separation from the Princess Left handed espousal Piety of the Duchess of Kendal Confinement and Death of Sophia Dorothea in the Castle of Alden French Prophetess The King's Superstition Mademoiselle Schulemberg Royal Inconsistency Countess of platen Anne Brett Sudden Death of George the First

CHAPTER 3. 79 Quarrel between George the First and his Son Earl of Sunderland Lord Stanhope South Sea Scheme Death of Craggs Royal Reconcilement Peerage Bill Defeated Project for seizing the Prince of Wales and conveying him to America Duke of Newcastle Royal Christening Open rupture Prince and Princess of Wales ordered to leave the Palace

CHAPtER 4. 83 Bill Of Pains and Penalties against Bishop Atterbury Projected Assassination of Sir Robert Walpole Revival of the Order of the Bath Instance of George the First's good humoured Presence of Mind

CHAPTER 5. 86 Accession of George the Second Sir Spencer Compton Expected Change in Administration Continuation of Lord Townshend and Sir Robert Walpole by the Intervention of Queen Caroline Mrs. Howard, afterwards Countess of Suffolk Her character by Swift and by Lord Chesterfield

CHAPTER 6. 89 Destruction of George the First's Will.

CHAPTER 7.91 History of Mrs. Howard, afterwards Countess of Suffolk Miss Bellenden Marriage with Colonel John Carnl)bell, afterwards Fourth Duke of Argyle Anecdotes of Queen Caroline Her last Illness and Death Anecdotes of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough Last Years of George the Second Mrs. Clayton, afterwards Lady Sundon Lady Diana Spencer Frederick, Prince of Wales Sudden Removal of the Prince and Princess from Hampton Court to St. James's Birth of a Princess Rupture with the King Anecdotes of Lady Yarmouth

CHAPTER 8. 101

George the Second's Daughters Anne, Princess of Orange Princess Amelia Princess Caroline Lord Hervey Duke of Cumberland

CHAPTER 9. 103 Anecdotes of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and of Catherine, Duchess of Buckingham

EXTRACTS FROM THE LETTERS OF SARAH, DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH, TO THE EARL OF STAIR, ILLUSTRATIVE OF "THE REMINISCENCES." (NOW FIRST PUBlished) 111

LETTERS OF HORACE WALPOLE.

(Those Letters now first collected are marked N.)

1735

1. To Richard West, Esq. November 9. Picture of a University life. Cambridge sophs. Juvenile quadruple alliance 121

1736.

2. To George Montagu, Esq. May 2. Marriage of Frederick, Prince of Wales, with the Princess Augusta of Saxe Gotha 122

3. To the same, May 6. Pleasures of youth, and youthful recollections 123

4. To the same, May 20. Jaunt to Oxford. Wrest House. Easton Neston. Althorp 124

5. To the same, May 30. Petronius Arbiter. Coventry's Dialogue between Philemon and Hydaspes on False Religion. Artemisia 126

6. To Richard West, Esq. Aug. 17. Gray, and other schoolfellows. Eton recollections. Course of study at the University 127

1737.

7. To George Montagu, Esq... Continue reading book >>


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