The letters of Horace Walpole: earl of Orford, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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H.G. Bohn, 1861
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Contents

Charles Watson Wentworth Second Marquis of Rockingham E G
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To the Earl of Charlemont July 1 Mr Prestons Poems 58 2047 To Mason July 3 Masons alterations inThe Mysterious Mother
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LETTER PAOB
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To Mann Sept 19 Interception of letters Contradictory rumours respecting the combined fleet and DarbyMinorca supposed to be ceded
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LETIER PAGE
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To Mann Oct 29 Sir Horace Mann jun State of Walpoles health and shattered condition of his nervesExpectation of the loss of Minorca
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ToRobert Jephson Nov 7 Jephsons tragedy ofThe Count of Narbonne
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To Lady Ossory Nov 15 His trouble in the production of Jephsons play French newsEpisode of Mademoiselle Diane de PolignacMadame
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To the Earl of Strafford Nov 27 Surrender of the British forces at York townGloomy forebodingsGeneral spirit of dissipation
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LETTER PAGE
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To Mann Dec 28 Remarks on the History of the MediciIniquities
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LETTER PAGE
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To Mason Feb 7 Malones reply to Milles and BryantHumour not an antiquarys weaponLord George Germain to be made a Viscount
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To Mason Feb 14 New materials for the Strawberry Hill press Washington silent and seriousMrs Montagus new palace in Portman
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To Mason Feb 23 The power of the Crown
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To Mason Feb 28 Lord Chancellor Thurlow and the vacant deanery of St PaulsSir John Hawkins a most inoffensive and good being
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To the Earl of Harcourt March 17 Excuses for waiting on Lady Har
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LETTER PAGE
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To the same April The BishopCount of Bristol and Dr Stratfords
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To the same April 22 His application in behalf ofMasons brotherinlaw
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LETTEB PAQH
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To Lady Ossory no date The change of weatherLord Cholmondeleys
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LETTER PACE
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To Lady Ossory Aug 4 His engagements and movements of his friends The Prince of WalesLady ChewtonLady SeftonMrs Bouverie
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LETTER PAGE
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to Sir Joseph YorkeGeneral Elliots defence of Gibraltar 284 2194 To the Earl of Strafford Oct 3 General Elliots success at Gibraltar Necessity of peac...
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To Mann Nov 10 Lord Howe attacked by the combined fleetGlory
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Francis Setmour Conwat Earl of Hertford K G Walpoles Cousin
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To Mason Nov 27 Gout unfits him to be his gazetteer
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To Mann May 29 Quiet state of the countryProceedings in Parliament Mr PittSuicide of Mr PowellArrival of French DukesAnecdote
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To the same June 9 Attacks on Johnsons Life of GrayBeattiea
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To Mr Highmore June 28 A letter of thanks and compliment N
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To the Earl of Strafford Aug 1 Complains of his own inactivity and indifferenceSpeculations on the peaceLord NortheskShock of
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To Mann Aug 27 The war at an endSigning of the definitive treaty
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To Mason Sept 22 Has given his Grammont to Dodsley to be reprinted
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To the Earl of Strafford Oct 11 Disturbed state of IrelandParliamentary
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LETTER PAOE
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To Lady Ossory Nov 8 Lord Spencers will and widowFlood
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To the same Dec 2 Sir H Mann jun confined with the goutHis daughters treaty of marriage broken offPrint of the old Pretenders
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To Mann Dec 15 Rumoured change of AdministrationQuiet state of IrelandThe Earl of Bristols speech in favour of the Roman Catholics
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LETTER PAGE
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To the same Jan 19 Death of his brother Sir Edward WalpoleMr Pitt
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To Horace Walpole from the Duke of Gloucester Feb 4 Acknowledging
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To the Earl of Harcourt April 20 Portrait of Prior the poet N
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To Conway May 21 Epitaph writingLord Melcombes DiaryCoxs
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To Conway June 25 Benefits of retirement from public lifeLocal griev
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To James Dodsley Aug 8 Declining Pinkertons offer of dedicating to
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To John Pinkerton Aug 24 Thanks for the perusal of his Toems
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To John Pinkerton Sept 27 Criticisms on his Comedy
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To Conway Oct 15 Airballoons
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LETTER PAGI
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To Lady Ossory Nov 17 He remarks on the marriage of his niece to Lord
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To Lady Ossory Dec 9 He answers Lady Annes salique queryThe
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To Lady Ossory Jan 16 Tells the manner in which he shall dieCagli
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LETTER TAOE
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To Mann April 8 Manns illnessWalpoles broken constitutionGeneral
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To Lady Ossory June 7 Boswells AdvertisementThe milkwomans poetryHayley and Miss SewardDinner at GunnersburyContented
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