The Letters of Horace Walpole: Earl of Orford: Including Numerous Letters Now First Published from the Original Manuscripts ...

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To the same Oct 25 Death of George the Second
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To the same Nov 13 Personal conduct of the new King Funcial
104
To the Hon H S Conway Feb 8 Mr Conways speech on the Qualifica
110
To the Hon H S Conway April 10 Prospect of peace Death of Sir Harry
118
To the same May 14 Jemmy Lumleys battle with Mrs Mackenzy Party
125
To the Hon H S Conway July 14 Apologies for not having written
131
To the Hon H S Conway July 23 Congratulations on the success of
138
To the Hon H S Conway Aug 5 Tomb of the Earl of Pembroke Wolfes
140
To the Hon H S Conway Sept 25 Delays in the treaty of peace
147
To the Countess of Ailesbury Oct 10 Mr Pitts resignation pension
153
To George Montagu Esq Nov 7 Sir John Custs nose Caricature of
159
To the same Dec 30 Indifference to politics Progress of Anecdotes
165
To the Rev Henry Zouch Feb 13 Lamentation on the tediousness of
171
To George Montagu Esq Feb 25 Lelys picture of Madame Grammont
176
To the Rev Mr Cole May 20 Anecdotes of Painting Knavery of
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To George Montagu Esq Aug 10 Great drought Revolution in Russia
189
To the Rev Mr Cole Sept 30
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To the Rev Mr Cole Nov 13
201
To the same April 6 Illness of Lord Waldegrave And of Mr Thomas
206
To the same April 14 Lady Waldegrave Botchedup administration
212
To George Montagu Esq May 17 Fete at Strawberry Hill Madame
218
To the same June 16 22ft
226
To the Rev Mr Cole Aug 8
232
To the Rev Mr Cole Oct 8 Anecdotes of Engravers
239
To George Montagu Esq Nov 20 Political squabbles Wilkess E?say
246
fnsh politics
254
To the same Dec 16 City politics Unpopularity of the ministry Dis
261
To the Earl of Hertford Jan 22 Mr Conways opposition to the ministry
270
To the Rev Mr Cole Jan 31
277
To the same Feb 15 Great debates in the House of Commons on general
283
To the same Jan 27 Debates on the army estimates Sir William Pyn
370
To George Montagu Esq Feb 19 Congratulations on his health and cheer
376
To the Earl of Hertford March 26 Count de Guerchys pretended conspiracy
382
To Sir David Dalrymple April 21 The Castle of Otranto Old Ballads
391
To the same May 20 The King forbids the Parliament to be prorogued
399
To George Montagu Esq May 26 Proceedings on the Regencybill Minis
407
To the same July 28 Reflections on loss of youth Entrance into old
413
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Sept 3 Thanks for letters of introduction
419
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oct 3 Hotel de Carnavalet Madame
427
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oct 13 Attack of the gout Cupid and Death Allan Ramsay the painter Madame Geoffrin Common sense Due de Niver...
434
To the Hon H S Conway Oct 29 Probable death of the Dauphin
440
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Nov 28 Thanks for her introductions
447
To George Montagu Esq Jan 5 Robin Hood reform and Little John
455
To Mr Gray Jan 25 State of his health Making oneself tender
461
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Feb 3 Madame de Geoffrins secret mis
468
To George Montagu Esq March 12 Colman and Garrick Mrs Clive
474
To George Montagu Esq May 25 Ministerial appointments Duke
480
To George Montagu Esq July 10 Expected change in the ministry
485
To the Hon H S Conway Oct 18 Lord Chatham wishes him to second
491
To George Montagu Esq Dec 12 Politics Ministerial negotiations
499
To the Rev Mr Cole Oct 24 Return to England
505
and epilogues Boswells Corsica General Paoli 509 To the same Feb 26 Historic Doubts Guthries answer thereto
512
To Mr Gray Feb 18 New edition of Grays Poems On his own writings
517
To the same June 6 History of Ely cathedral Cardinal Lewis de Luxem
519
To Monsieur de Voltaire July 27 Reply to Voltaires vindication of
527
To the Earl of Strafford Oct 10 Health and sickness Quiet of his present
534
To the same April 15 Temperance the best physician Easy mode of pre
539
passion for fame The Leasowes Instructions on domestic privacy 542 To the same June 26 Intended visit to Ely English summers Advice
546
theatre Hamlet The Dumenil Voltaires tragedy of Les Guebres 552 To George Montagu Esq Sept 7 Character of Madame du Deffand
553
To the same Oct 13 Return to England Congratulations on his friends
560

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