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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4   By: (1717-1797)

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For easier searching, letters have been numbered. Only the page numbers that appear in the table of contents have been retained in the text of letters. Footnotes have been regrouped as endnotes following the letter to which they relate.

The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford:

Including Numerous letters Now First Published From The Original Manuscripts.

In Four Volumes. Vol. IV.

1770 1797.

Philadelphia: Lea And Blanchard.


C. Sherman & Co. Printers 19 St. James Street.

Contents Of Vol. IV.

[Those Letters now first collected are marked N.]


1. To Sir David Dalrymple, January 1. Thanks for his "History of Scottish Councils." The spirit of controversy the curse of modern times. Attack on the House of Commons. Outcry against grievances. Despotism and unbounded licentiousness (N.) 25

2. To the same, Jan. 23. Mr. Charles Yorke's rapid history. Lord Chatham's attempt to enlarge the representation. Sir George Savile and Mr. Burke's attack on the House of Commons. Modern Catilines. Corruption of senators. Wilkes, Parson Horne, and JUnius [N.] 26

3. To George Montagu, Esq. March 31. Print of Alderman Backwell 28

4. To the same, May 6. Backwardness of the season. Marriages. Masquerades. New establishment at Almack's. Intercourse between age and youth 28

5. To the same, June 11. Description of Lord Dysart's house at Ham 29

6. To the same, June 29. Promising a visit on his way to Stowe. Death of Alderman Beckford 31

7. To the same, July 1. On not finding him at home 32

8. To the same, July 7. Account of his visit to Stowe, Lines addressed to Princess Amelia 33

9. To the Earl of Strafford, July 9. Visit to Stowe, Alderman Beckford's death 35

10. To the Hon. H. S. Conway, July 12. Visit to Stowe 36

11. To George Montagu, Esq. July 14. Reversion of Walpole's place 37

12. To the same, July 15 Correcting a mistake in his last 38

13. To the same Oct. 3. Fit of the gout. The gate of age 38

14. To the same, Oct. 16 39

15. To the Earl of Strafford, Oct. 16. Convalescence. Dispute with Spain 39

16. To the Earl of Charlemont, Oct. 17. In answer to an application on behalf of an artist, and a wish to be permitted to read his tragedy [N.] 40

17. To the Rev. Mr. Cole, Nov. 15. Soliciting his interest in Cambridgeshire for Mr. Brand 41

18. To the same, Nov. 26. Mr. Bentham's "History of Ely Cathedral" 41

19. To the same, Dec. 20. Mr. Essex's projected "History of Gothic Architecture." Antiquarian Society. Dean Milles. Gentlemen engravers at Cambridge 42

20. To the Hon. H. S. Conway, Dec. 25. Planting of poplar pines. Dryden's "King Arthur" altered by Garrick 43

21. To the same, Dec. 29. Change in the French ministry. Overthrow of the Duc de Choiseul. Banishment of the Duc de Praslin. New law arrangements at home 44


22. To the Rev. Mr. Cole, Jan. 10. Suggestions for getting the projected History of Gothic Architecture patronized by the King 45

23. To the same, May 29. Letters of Edward the Sixth 46

24. To the same, June 11. On the various attacks upon his writings. Archaeologia, or Old Women's Logic. Mr. Masters 47

25. To the Hon. H. S. Conway, June 17. Visit to Ampthill. Houghton Park. Mausoleum of the Bruces [N.] 48

26. To the Earl of Strafford, June 20 . Intended visit to Paris. Madame du Deffand. New French ministry. The Duc d'Aiguillon. Life of Cellini. Charles Fox 49

27. To the Rev. Mr. Cole, June 22. On the cross to be erected at Ampthill to the memory of Catherine of Arragon 50

28. To the same, June 24. Thanks for some prints and letters 51

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