The Letters of Horace Walpole: 1759-1769

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To George Montagu Esq April 16Anacreontic upon Sir Harry Bellendine
To George Montagu Esq June 18Mr Bentleys play of The Wishes
To the Earl of Strafford July 22Battle of Kirkdenckirk
To the Hon H S Conway Aug 5Tomb of the Earl of Pembroke Wolfes
To the Hon H S Conway Sept 25 Delays in the treaty of peace
To the Countess of Ailesbury Oct 10 Mr Pitts resignation pension
To George Montagu Esq Nov 7 Sir John Custs nose Caricature of
To the same Dec 30Indifference to politics Progress of Anecdotes
To the Rev Henry Zouch Feb 13 Lamentation on the tediousness of
To George Montagu Esq Feb 25Lelys picture of Madame Grammont
To the same May 14 Attack of the gout Visit to Audley Inn
To the Countess of Ailesbury July 31 Congratulation on the taking of
To the Hon H S Conway Sept 28 Negotiations for peace Capture
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oct 31
To the same April 6Illness of Lord Waldegrave And of Mr Thomas
To the same April 22Lady Waldegrave The new administration Lord
To George Montagu Esq May 17 Fête at Strawberry Hill Madame
To the same July 1 Improvements at Strawberry Hill
To the Rev Mr Cole Aug 8
To the Rev Mr Cole Oct 8 Anecdotes of Engravers
To George Montagu Esq Nov 20 Political squabbles Wilkess Essay
Irish politics
To the same Dec 16 City politics Unpopularity of the ministry Dis
To the Rev Mr Cole Jan 31
To the same Feb 15 Great debates in the House of Commons on general
To the Earl of Hertford Feb 24 Complaint in the House of Lords of a book
To Charles Churchill Esq March 27 Death of Lord Malpas M de Guerchy
To the Rev Mr Cole April 12
To the same Jan 27 Debates on the army estimates Sir William Pyn
To the Rev Mr Cole Feb 28 Planting and gardening Publication of The
To the Earl of Hertford March 26 Count de Guerchys pretended conspiracy
To the Earl of Hertford May 5Proceedings in the House of Lords on
To George Montagu Esq Contradicting a report of his dangerous illness
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Sept 14 Salutary effects of his journey French gravity Parisian dirt French Opera i comedy Chan
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oct 3 Hôtel de Carnavalet Madame
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Oct 13 Attack of the gout Cupid
To the Hon H S Conway Oct 28 Probable death of the Dauphin
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Nov 28 Thanks for her introductions
To George Montagu Esq Jan 5 Robin Hood reformé and Little John
To the same Feb 23 French Parliaments
To the Rev Mr Cole Nov 8 352
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey June 28 Madame du Defiands present
To George Montagu Esq July 10 Expected change in the ministry
To the Hon H S Conway Oct 18 Lord Chatham wishes him to second
To George Montagu Esq Dec 12 Politics Ministerial negotiations
To the Rev Mr Cole Oct 24 Return to England
To Sir David Dalrymple Feb 2On sending him his Historic Doubts
To the same Feb 26 Historic Doubts Guthries answer thereto
To the same June 6 History of Ely cathedral Cardinal Lewis de Luxem
To Monsieur de Voltaire July 27 Reply to Voltaires vindication of
To the Hon H S Conway Aug 25Disturbance in America Coffee
To the same April 15 Temperance the best physician Easy mode of pre
To the Hon H S Conway July 7 Lord Chatham at the Kings levee
To the Earl of Strafford Sept 8 Affected admiration of the French govern
To the same Oct 16 Return to Strawberry His tragedy of The Mys

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