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Letters of Horace Walpole — Volume II   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 II

London

T. FISHER UNWIN

PATERNOSTER SQUARE

NEW YORK: G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS

MDCCCXC

CONTENTS.

1764 1795.

81. TO MANN, Dec. 20, 1764. Madame de Boufflers at Strawberry The French Opinion of the English Character Richardson's Novels Madame de Beaumont

82. TO THE EARL OF HERTFORD, Feb. 12, 1765. Debate on American Taxes Petition of the Periwig Makers Female Head dresses Lord Byron's Duel Opening of Almack's No. 45

83. TO COLE, March 9, 1765. His "Castle of Otranto" Bishop Percy's Collection of Old Ballads

84. TO THE EARL OF HERTFORD, March 26, 1765. Illness of the King French and English Actors and Actresses: Clairon, Garrick, Quin, Mrs. Clive

85. TO MANN, May 25, 1765. Riots of Weavers Ministerial Changes Factious Conduct of Mr. Pitt

86. TO MONTAGU, July 28, 1765. Prospects of Old Age when joined to Gout

87. TO LADY HERVEY, Sept. 14, 1765. Has reached Paris The French Opera Illness of the Dauphin Popularity of Mr. Hume

88. TO MONTAGU, Sept. 22, 1765. Is Making New Friends in Paris Decay of the French Stage Le Kain Dumenil New French inclination for Philosophy and Free Thinking General Admiration of Hume's History and Richardson's Novels

89. TO CHUTE, Oct. 3, 1765. His Presentation at Court Illness of the Dauphin Description of his Three Sons

90. TO CONWAY, Jan. 12, 1766. Supper Parties at Paris Walpole Writes a Letter from Le Roi de Prusse à Monsieur Rousseau

91. TO GRAY, Jan. 25, 1766. A Constant Round of Amusements A Gallery of Female Portraits Madame Geoffrin Madame du Deffand Madame de Mirepoix Madame de Boufflers Madame de Rochfort The Maréchale de Luxemburg The Duchesse de Choiseul An old French Dandy M. de Maurepas Popularity of his Letter to Rousseau

92. TO MANN, Feb. 29, 1766. Situation of Affairs in England Cardinal York Death of Stanilaus Leczinski, Ex King of Poland

93. TO CONWAY, April 8, 1766. Singular Riot in Madrid Changes in the French Ministry Insurrections in the Provinces

94. TO MONTAGU, June 20 , 1766. The Bath Guide Swift's Correspondence

95. TO CHUTE, Oct. 10, 1766. Bath Wesley

96. TO MANN, July 20, 1767. Ministerial Difficulties Return of Lord Clive

97. TO THE SAME, Sept. 27, 1767. Death of Charles Townshend and of the Duke of York Whist the New Fashion in France

98. TO GRAY, Feb. 18, 1768. Some New Poems of Gray Walpole's "Historic Doubts" Boswell's "Corsica"

99. TO MANN, March 31, 1768. Wilkes is returned M.P. for Middlesex Riots in London Violence of the Mob

100. TO MONTAGU, April 15, 1768. Fleeting Fame of Witticisms "The Mysterious Mother"

101. TO MANN, June 9, 1768. Case of Wilkes

102. TO MONTAGU, June 15, 1768. The English Climate

103. TO VOLTAIRE, July 27, 1768. Voltaire's Criticisms on Shakespeare Parnell's "Hermit"

104. TO THE EARL OF STRAFFORD, Aug. 16, 1768. Arrival of the King of Denmark His Popularity with the Mob

105. TO MANN, Jan. 31, 1769. Wilkes's Election The Comtesse de Barri The Duc de Choiseul's Indiscretion

106. TO MONTAGU, May 11, 1769. A Garden Party at Strawberry A Ridotto at Vauxhall

107. TO MANN, June 14, 1769. Paoli Ambassadorial Etiquette

108. TO CHUTE, Aug. 30, 1765. His Return to Paris Madame Deffand A Translation of "Hamlet" Madame Dumenil Voltaire's "Mérope" and "Les Guèbres"

109. TO MONTAGU, Sept. 17, 1769. The French Court The Young Princes St. Cyr Madame de Mailly

110. TO MANN, Feb. 27, 1770. A Masquerade State of Russia

111. TO THE SAME, May 6, 1770. Wilkes Burke's Pamphlet Prediction of American Republics Extravagance in England

112. TO MONTAGU, May 6, 1770. Masquerades in Fashion A Lady's Club

113. TO MANN, June 15, 1770, The Princess of Wales is gone to Germany Terrible Accident in Paris

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