Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann: His Britannic Majesty's Resident at the Court of Florence, from 1760 to 1785. Now First Published from the Original Mss, Volum 2

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Lord Bathurst AttorneyGeneral Thurlow
67
Meeting of Parliament Lord Bute bissed and pelted Mr Fox
71
tween Admiral Keppel and the Brest fleet Injury by a great storm
73
Death of Lord Waldegrave Lady Waldegraves distress Lord
77
Wilkes sent to the Tower His duel with Lord Talbot
79
Hill Aug 11 The Duke of Yorks Mediterranean tour English Dichesses at
86
and Lady Derby Feb 11 Triumph of Admiral Keppel illumination Insurrection in
87
The old Ministers resume their functions Resignation of Lord
92
of Admiral Keppel Riots March 9 Fluctuation of the majority in the House of Commons Ques
93
Adjournment of Parliament Wilkes prefers France to martyrdom
99
Rumours of peace Insincerity and cunning
100
Expected death of Madame Pompadour April 9 Reception by Sir Horace Mann of the Duke of York The
105
wallis sent to command America Death of the Duke of Rutland
106
July 27 The Duke of York Lady Temple DEon found guilty
111
iniliation of England Aug 4 Safe arrival of our greai WestIndia fleet Siege of Gibraltar
112
Mr Yorke Death of Dr Stone Primate of Ireland His cha
117
lant defence of his ship All the world are politicians or soldiers
118
Letter to Sir Horace Mann introducing Mr Stanley one of
124
Zoffanis picture of the Tribune at Florence Disagreement
125
Walpole afflicted with the gout Liberty of the post Mr Con
131
Dutch merchantmen and menofwar Reflections on age and illness
133
Representation to General Conway on behalf of Sir Horace
137
Rodneys victory over the Spaniards Approaching general elec
139
Expected demise of the Dauphin Solitude of Paris The Duke
143
Sigval defeat of the Court on Mr Dunnings bold motion
146
Successful interposition to prevent the Pope from acknowledging
149
Naval engagement in the WestIndies Lord George Gordon
153
condition of the Government during the riots Approaching marriage
158
Lord Teinples insolent demands His rejection by the King
161
Want of important events Reelection of Sir Horace Mann
164
between Hume and Rousseau
170
EastIndia fleet in Ireland Feb 6 Lady Orfords death Lord Orfords sale of bis pictures Lady
176
Majority for Ministers
177
Accommodation with the East India company Rejection
184
Mr Wilkess appearance in the Court of Kings Bench
205
him New England in a state of rebellion Formidable state of
211
The Administration Meeting of Parliament The Black Prince
218
City Remonstrance presented to the King Its reception Pro
265
Deaths of distinguished persons Alterations in the Ministry
272
Death of the Duke of Bedford More changes in the Ministry
279
Debates on the Peace in the House of Commons Uselessness
280
The Administration Death of Lady Walpole Suicide of
287
The prisoners in the Tower Wilkes The quarrel with Spain
290
the Duke of Richmond New preferments Warmth of the weather
293
Lack of news in England Miserable condition of France Cha
299
Mrs Piozzi and Boswell Volume of English poetry printed at Florence
300
Mozzis affair The Fatti Farnesiani The Czarina
304
liament Dec 15 The Duke of Cumberland forbidden the Court New Knights
307
Continuation of Cav Mozzis affair Walpoles interview with
313
State of affairs in Denmark Seizure of the Queen of that country
314
reputation Dec 15 Rumoured change of Administration Quiet state of Ireland
315
singer Mademoiselle Heinel Mr Nichols May 13 State of affairs in Denmark The Queen of Denmarks intended
321
Lord Weymouth Proposed visit to Yorkshire
325
Cavalier Mozzis affair Elections Lady politicians English
331
Walpoles gout Visiters at Strawberry Hill Want of news
333
Lady Harrington July 10 Cav Mozzis affair Lucass impertinence Reflections on old
335
Progress of Lord Orfords illness Misfortunes of the Walpole
339
forfeited in 1745 Vast number of letters written by Walpole to Mand
342
decline of health and spirits Death of Andrew Stone
346
Large force sent against Holland by the Emperor of Austria
349
riage of the Duke of Devonshire Scultore Capezzuoli
353
Acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter Recovery of
359
Duncans marriage Bonmot of George Selwyn
364
country Approaching marriage of Lord Lincoln
370
Politicians and pleasurists The American contest Wilkess
376
cester Comparison of former times with the present
383
Introduction of Mr Pars a painter to Sir H1 Mann
389
To the same Oct 16 1767 Walpoles passage from France Emptiness
394
Sir H Manns accession to the familyseat Walpoles wish
395
Anecdote of her mothers courage Jamaica May 17 Retreat of the Kings army from Bosion Rumours of the loss of
402
Repulse of the American rebels General Howe and Admiral
409
News of Lord Howe Oct 13 Successes in America Excellent conduct of Lord Howe Duke of
416
Mr Pitt created Earl of Chatham Anger of the City and
525
1779
553

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Pàgina 146 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes; Youth on the prow, and pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening prey.
Pàgina 307 - That the influence of the crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:" and Mr Burke's bill of reform was framed with skill, introduced with eloquence, and supported by numbers.
Pàgina 88 - At this man's table I enjoyed many cheerful and instructive hours, with companions such as are not often found; with one who has lengthened, and one who has gladdened life; with Dr. James, whose skill in...
Pàgina 90 - I ever looked on Lord Keppel as one of the greatest and best men of his age; and I loved, and cultivated him accordingly. He was much in my heart, and I believe I was in his to the very last beat.
Pàgina 184 - ... destroyed every temple. The miserable inhabitants flying from their flaming villages, in part were slaughtered; others, without regard to sex, to age, to the respect of rank, or sacredness of function, fathers torn from children, husbands from wives, enveloped in a whirlwind of cavalry and amidst the goading spears of drivers, and the trampling of pursuing horses, were swept into captivity in an unknown and hostile land. Those who were able to evade this tempest fled to the walled cities. But...
Pàgina 107 - There my Retreat, the best Companions grace, Chiefs out of War, and Statesmen out of Place. There ST JOHN mingles with my friendly Bowl, The Feast of Reason, and the Flow of Soul. And HE, whose Lightning pierc'd th...
Pàgina 107 - To VIRTUE ONLY and HER FRIENDS A FRIEND, The world beside may murmur, or commend. Know, all the distant din that world can keep, Rolls o'er my grotto, and but soothes my sleep. There, my retreat the best companions grace, Chiefs out of war, and statesmen out of place.
Pàgina 47 - To this sad shrine, whoe'er thou art, draw near, Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear: Who ne'er knew joy, but friendship might divide, Or gave his father grief but when he dy'd.
Pàgina 27 - It was circulated with profusion, and, for writing it, the Common Council of London voted the Doctor their thanks, and presented him with the freedom of the city in a gold box.
Pàgina 184 - A storm of universal fire blasted every field, consumed every house, destroyed every temple. The miserable inhabitants, flying from their flaming villages, in part were slaughtered; others, without regard to sex, to age, to the respect of rank or sacredness of function, fathers torn from children, husbands from wives, enveloped in a whirlwind of cavalry, and...

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