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Letters of Horace Walpole — Volume I   By: (1717-1797)

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LETTERS

OF

HORACE WALPOLE

SELECTED AND EDITED BY

CHARLES DUKE YONGE, M.A.

AUTHOR OF "THE HISTORY OF FRANCE UNDER THE BOURBONS," "A LIFE OF MARIE ANTOINETTE," ETC., ETC.

WITH PORTRAITS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

VOLUME I

London

T. FISHER UNWIN

PATERNOSTER SQUARE

NEW YORK: G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS

MDCCCXC

CONTENTS.

1736 1764.

1. TO MONTAGU, May 2, 1736. Marriage of the Princess of Wales Very lively

2. TO THE SAME, May 6, 1736. Fondness for Old Stories Reminiscences of Eton, etc.

3. TO THE SAME, March 20, 1737. Wish to Travel Superiority of French Manners to English in their manner to Ladies

4. TO WEST, April 21, 1739. Theatres at Paris St. Denis Fondness of the French for Show, and for Gambling Singular Signs The Army the only Profession for Men of Gentle Birth Splendour of the Public Buildings

5. TO THE SAME, 1739. Magnificence of Versailles The Chartreux Relics

6. TO THE SAME, February 27, 1740. The Carnival The Florentines Civil, Good natured, and Fond of the English A Curious Challenge

7. TO THE SAME, June 14, 1740. Herculaneum Search should be made for other Submerged Cities Quotations from Statius

8. TO CONWAY, July 5, 1740. Danger of Malaria Roman Catholic Relics "Admiral Hosier's Ghost" Contest for the Popedom

9. TO THE SAME, July 9, 1740

10. TO WEST, Oct. 2, 1740. A Florentine Wedding Addison's Descriptions are Borrowed from Books A Song of Bondelmonti's, with a Latin Version by Gray, and an English One by the Writer

11. TO MANN, Jan. 22, 1742. Debate on Pulteney's Motion for a Committee on Papers Relating to the War Speeches of Pulteney, Pitt, Sir R. Walpole, Sir W. George, etc. Smallness of the Ministerial Majority

12. TO THE SAME, May 26, 1742. Ranelagh Gardens Opened Garrick, "A Wine merchant turned Player" Defeat of the Indemnity Bill

13. TO THE SAME, Dec. 9, 1742. Debate on Disbanding the Hanoverian Troops First Speech of Murray (afterwards Earl of Mansfield) Bon Mot of Lord Chesterfield

14. TO THE SAME, Feb. 24, 1743. King Theodore Handel Introduces Oratorios

15. TO THE SAME, July 4, 1743. Battle of Dettingen Death of Lord Wilmington

16. TO THE SAME, Sept. 7, 1743. French Actors at Clifden A new Roman Catholic Miracle Lady Mary Wortley

17. TO THE SAME, March 29, 1745. Death of his Father Matthews and Lestock in the Mediterranean Thomson's "Tancred and Sigismunda" Akenside's Odes Conundrums in Fashion

18. TO THE SAME, May 11, 1745. Battle of Fontenoy The Ballad of the Prince of Wales

19. TO MONTAGU, August 1, 1745. M. De Grignan Livy's Patavinity The Maréchal De Belleisle Whiston Prophecies the Destruction of the World The Duke of Newcastle

20. TO MANN, Sept. 6, 1745. Invasion of Scotland by the Young Pretender Forces are said to be Preparing in France to join him

21. TO THE SAME, Sept. 20, 1745. This and the following Letters give a Lively Account of the Progress of the Rebellion till the Retreat from Derby, after which no particular interest attaches to it

22. TO THE SAME, Sept. 27, 1745. Defeat of Cope

23. TO THE SAME, Oct. 21, 1745. General Wade is Marching to Scotland Violent Proclamation of the Pretender

24. TO THE SAME, Nov. 22, 1745. Gallant Resistance of Carlisle Mr. Pitt attacks the Ministry

25. TO THE SAME, Dec. 9, 1745. The Rebel Army has Retreated from Derby Expectation of a French Invasion

26. TO THE SAME, April 25, 1746. Battle of Culloden

27. TO THE SAME, Aug. 1, 1746. Trial of the Rebel Lords Balmerino and Kilmarnock

28. TO THE SAME, Oct. 14, 1746. The Battle of Rancoux

29. TO CONWAY, Oct. 24, 1746. On Conway's Verses No Scotch man is capable of such Delicacy of Thought, though a Scotchwoman may be Akenside's, Armstrong's, and Glover's Poems

30. TO THE SAME, June 8, 1747. He has bought Strawberry Hill

31. TO THE SAME, Aug. 29, 1748. His Mode of Life Planting Prophecies of New Methods and New Discoveries in a Future Generation

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