Literature in Letters, Or, Manners, Art, Criticism, Biography, History, and Morals Illustrated in the Correspondence of Eminent Persons

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James Philemon Holcombe
D. Appleton, 1866 - American letters - 520 pages
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Contents

Horace Walpole to H S ConwayVisit to Stowe in Company of
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Bishop Warburton to Dr Hurd Account of the Bishops Visit
60
Hannah More to Martha More Description of a Royal Wedding
66
Hannah More to her Sister Evening with the Turkish Ambassador
71
Dr Beattie to Sir William Forbes Life in the Week and on Sunday
80
Lord Byron to Mr Murray An Italian Lady and Sir Humphrey
90
LETTER XLDr Chalmers to his Daughter Description of a Dinner at the Lord
96
Hugh S Legaré to his Sisters Visit of the Queen of France to Brus
103
Wm H Prescott to Miss Prescott Young Ladies not so much in
109
Alexander Pope to Edward Blount Humor of Wycherley in his last Ill
118
Alexander Pope to Mr Gay Congratulations on his RecoveryReflec
127
Lord Chesterfield to Dr Monsey Playful Allusions to the FacultyHis
143
William Cowper to John Johnson Playful Acknowledgment of
150
LETTER XXIIIMr Sterne to Ignatius Sancho In ReplyHumanity knows
153
Dr Franklin to Francis Hopkinson Advice to an Editor on
159
Rev George Crabbe to Mrs Leadbetter Gratification at the Receipt
165
Lady Dufferin to Miss Berry A Ladys Experience at the Old
172
George Washington to Dr John Cochran Bill of Camp Fare
180
Sir Walter Scott to Mrs Walter Scott Domestic NewsBoresHow
189
Robert Southey to his Daughters Description of the Ceremony of con
196
Rev Sydney Smith to Lord Murray Calculation to show that a Hundred
202
Daniel Webster to Mrs Page Descriptions of the Morning Note Appre
211
Thomas Gray to Mr Nicholls SouthamptonNetteley AbbeyDescrip
217
Horace Walpole to Richard West Amusements at ParisBurial of
219
Thomas Gray to Mr West TurinThe Grande ChartreuseCretins
225
Oliver Cromwell to Sir Arthur Hesselrig Feelings on the Eve of
305
Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann Trial of the Rebel LordsCon
314
Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann Execution of the Rebel Lords
321
William Strahan to David Hume Wilkes and the Middlesex Elections
329
Rev Dr Mayhew to Hon James Otis Jr Importance of Communica
337
General Washington to Col Lewis Nicola Rebuking a Suggestion com
343
Fisher Ames to George Richards Minot General Washingtons first
353
LETTER XXIV Sir Walter Scott to the Duke of Buccleugh Ride over the Field
364
Margaret Fuller Madame Ossoli to R W Emerson Siege of Rome
372
John Milton to Leonard Philara the Athenian Account of his Loss
379
Dr Arbuthnot to Alexander Pope Account of his ConditionExpress
387
Alexander Pope to Teresa and Martha Blount Visit to Hampton Court
393
David Hume to Dr Robertson Entertaining Account of his Reception
406
Hannah More to her Sister Party ProscriptionDinner at the Bishop
430
Robert Burns to Mr Thompson Origin of Scots wha hae wi Wallace
441
Sir Walter Scott to Robert Southey Congratulations on his Appoint
449
Miss Berry to Joanna Baillie In ReplyVindication of her Book
455
Oliver Cromwell to Col Valentine Walton Announces the Death of
461
Alexander Pope to Richard Steele Moral uses of Sickness
470
Sir James Mackintosh to Robert Hall Extent of his Obligations
476
Rev Robert Hall to W Hollick Feelings on his Recovery from a second
479
Mrs Grant to Mrs BrownInterview between Bishop Porteus and
485
Rev Dr J M Mason to Capt
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Sir W W Pepys to Hannah More Consolations of ReligionBishop
502
Sir W W Pepys to Hannah More Spirit of PrayerJohn Bowdler
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