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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3   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. III.

1759 1769.

Contents Of Vol. III.

[Those Letters now first collected are marked N.]


1. To George Montagu, Esq. Nov. 17. Lord Temple's resignation of the privy seal. Lady Carlisle's marriage with Sir William Musgrave. 25

2. To the Right Hon. William Pitt, Nov. 19. Congratulations on the lustre of his administration [N.] 26

3. To Sir Horace Mann, Nov. 30. Sir Edward Hawke's victory over Conflans. Lord Kinnoul's mission to Portugal 27

4. To the same, Dec. 13. Regretting his own ignorance of mathematics and common figures. Victory of Prince Henry 28

5. To George Montagu, Esq. Dec. 23. Tumults in Ireland. Story of Lord Lyttelton and Mr. Shelley 30

6. To the Rev. Henry Zouch, Dec. 23. "Life of Lord Clarendon." "Lucan" 31


7. To George Montagu, Esq. Jan. 7. Visit to Princess Emily. Commotions in Ireland 32

8. To the Right Hon. Lady Hervey, Jan. 12. Apologizing for an unintentional offence 34

9. To George Montagu, Esq. Jan. 14. Severity of the weather. Military preparations. Prince Edward's party. Edwards's "History of Birds" 35

10. To Sir Horace Mann, Jan. 26. Severity of the winter. Death of Lady Besborough. Ward's drops 36

11. To George Montagu, Esq. Jan. 28. Death of Lady Besborough. Lord Ferrers's murder of his steward. Visit to the Magdalen. Dr. Dodd 37

12. To Sir David Dalrymple. Feb. 3. Macpherson's fragments or Erse poetry. Mary Queen of Scots. Dyer's "Fleece." Pepys's collection of ballads. Faction [N.] 40

13. 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

14. To the Rev. Henry Zouch, Feb. 4. "Anecdotes of Painting." Character of Dr. Hurd. Warburton's "Shakspeare." Edwards's "Canons of Criticism" 44

15. To Sir Horace Mann, Feb. 28. M. Thurot's expedition. Siege of Carrickfergus. Lord Ferrers 45

16. To the same, March 4. M. Thurot's expedition. Duke of Bedford's Irish administration. General Flobert and Mr. Mallet. Ward's drops 48

17. To the same, March 26. Lord George Sackville's court martial 49

18. To George Montagu, Esq. March 27. Lord George Sackville's court martial. Miss Chudleigh's public breakfast 50

19. To Sir David Dalrymple, April 4. Erse Poetry; Gray's queries concerning Macpherson. Home's "Siege of Aquileia." "Tristram Shandy" [N.] 51

20. 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

21. To Sir Horace Mann, April 20. Lord George Sackville's sentence. Trial of Lord Ferrers 54

22. To the Rev. Henry Zouch, May 3. Lord Bath's ,Rhapsody." "Anecdotes of Painting" 55

23. To George Montagu, Esq. May 6. Execution of Lord Ferrers 56

24. To Sir Horace Mann, May 7, Execution of Lord Ferrers. Lady Huntingdon. Death of Lord Charles Hay. King of Prussia's poems. General Clive 57

25. To Sir David Dalrymple, May 15. Erse poetry. Lord Lyttelton's "Dialogues of the Dead." King of Prussia's poems [N 63

26. To Sir Horace Mann, May 24. Lord Lyttelton's "Dialogues of the Dead." Anecdotes of lord Ferrers 64

27. To the Earl of Strafford, June 7. Description of Miss Chudleigh's ball. Death of Lady Anson 66

28. To Sir Horace Mann, June 20. Siege of Quebec. The house of Fuentes. Pope's house and garden 68

29. To Sir David Dalrymple, June 20. Authenticity of the Erse poems. Lord Lyttelton's "Dialogues of the Dead." Isaac Walton's "Complete Angler... Continue reading book >>

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