The Letters of Horace Walpole: Earl of Orford, Volume 8

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LETTER PAOL
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To Mann Sept 7 Arrival of the combined fleet at the mouth of
76
To Mann Oct 18 The History of the MediciShort criticism on
92
To John Nichols Oct 31 Hogarth and Nicholss Anecdotes of Hogarth
99
LETTER
104
To the same Nov 10 Same subject
106
To Robert Jephson Nov 21 Same subject
112
To Mason Nov 28 Lord Cornwalliss capitulation
118
LETTER PAGE
119
To Lady Ossory Dec 18 Rumour of a victory over the French by Admiral
125
To the same Dec 25 Why he cannot accompany his niece Miss
131
To Mason Jan 3 Ode to Hope by the Duchess of DevonshireThe
139
LETTER PAGE LETTER
142
To Mason Feb 7 Malones reply to Milles and BryantHumour not
149
To Mason Feb 14 New materials for the Strawberry Hill press
155
To Mason Feb 23 The power of the Crown
161
LETTER PAGE
165
To Mann March 1 The OppositionRenewed motion for an address
171
To John Henderson March 14 Meress Palladis Tamia N
177
To Mann March 21 Inclemency of the weatherThe Administration dis
183
LETTER PAGE
185
To the same April 1 The new AdministrationMarriage of his grand
193
To the same April The BishopCount of Bristol and Dr Stratfords
202
To the same April 14 Dr Stratfords tragedy of Lord Russell Bon
209
To the same April 27 Mr ShermanThe Dean and the Squire_
215
LETTER PAGE
223
To the same June 6 Postscript to the last
229
To Mason June 25 Mason and HayleyPope and Lord LytteltonEpic
235
To Lady Ossory July 1 Death of Lord RockinghamTalk of what
241
LETTER PAGE
248
To Mason Oct 9 Has been robbed by a highwayman Lord Richard
255
To Lady Ossory Aug 4 His engagements and movements of his friends
262
To Conway Aug 20 Oatlands and the Duke of Newcastle
268
To Lady Ossory Dec 14 He excuses himself from writing on the score
318
To the same Jan 23 Preliminaries of Peace signedMeeting of Parlia
323
To Mann Feb 3 Result of General Murrays trialThe PeaceMutiny
330
To Mann Feb 18 Debates on the Peace in the House of CommonsUse
338
To the same March 2 not sent till the 18th State of the Administra
344
To Mason May 31 Lord Carmarthen and his motherinlaw Lady Holder
373
To Lady Ossory June 20 HatfieldBrocket HallA wet JuneM
381
To the same July 23 Mr Morrice aliveLady Chewton a better nurse
388
To Lady Ossory Aug 4 The sultry seasonLord Carlisles tragedy
394
tionsMr Fox
399
To the Earl of Strafford Sept 12 Visit to Astleys theatreSir William
408
To Lady Ossory Oct 18 The advantage of writing nonsenseOf omens
419
LETTER PAGE
420
To Lady Ossory Nov 8 Lord Spencers will and widowFlood
428
To the same Dec 2 Sir H Mann jun confined with the goutHis
439
To Mann Dec 15 Rumoured change of AdministrationQuiet state
445
To Mann Dec 19 Lord North and Mr Fox displaced as Secretaries
446
To the same Jan 19 Death of his brother Sir Edward WalpoleMr Pitt
453
election for WestminsterCloudy aspect of Ireland
466
and ParliamentMr Foxs election
473
To Lady Aylesbury June 8 Voltaires Memoirs Lord Melcombes
480
To Mann July 8 Cavalier MozziNew taxes_National debtThe Arno
486
To James Dodsley Aug 8 Declining Pinkertons offer of dedicating to
491
To John Pinkerton Aug 24 Thanks for the perusal of his Poems
497
To John Pinkerton Sept 27 Criticisms on his Comedy
503
To Conway Oct 15 Airballoons
511
LETTER
528
LETTER PAGE
542
To the same May 29 Marriage of Lucy eldest daughter of Sir Horace
552
To John Pinkerton June 22 Remarks on Herons Pinkertons Letters
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LETTER PAGE
561
To John Pinkerton June 26 A letter of criticism on stylepoetsPoetry
567
To the same July 23 Party at Mrs Keppels at IsleworthVisit from
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