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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Lea & Blanchard, 1844

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Birth of a Prince of Wales The Northern Athaliah Catherine
59
Insult from France Lord Stormont recalled from Paris
61
Conquest of the Havannah The spoils Lady Albemarle
65
Meeting of Parliament Lord Bute hissed and pelted Mr Fox
71
Death of Lord Waldegrave Lady Waldegraves distress Lord
77
Wilkes sent to the Tower His duel with Lord Talbot May 10 Wilkes acquitted by the Court of Common Pleas Triumph of
79
Hill Aug 11 The Duke of Yorks Mediterranean tour English Duchesses at
86
and Lady Derby Feb 11 Triumph of Admiral Keppel illumination Insurrection in
87
Dearth of news Mr Wilkes and Mr Forbes Approaching
93
Adjournment of Parliament Wilkes prefers France to martyrdom
99
Bootikins for hands and feet Expected decision of Spain Fal
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
The Duke of York Lady Temple DEon found guilty
111
The war with Spain Great preparations at Cadiz and in the ports
112
Mr Yorke Death of Dr Stone Primate of Ireland His cha
117
The combined fleets Sir Charles Hardy Captain Botelers
118
Lords of the Admiralty
124
Zoffanis picture of the Tribune at Florence Disagreement
125
Suicide of the Duke of Bolton Lord Sandwich and his wife
131
Dutch merchantmen and menofwar Reflections on age and illness
133
Mann Walpole going to Paris His fear that he shall not be able
137
Rodneys victory over the Spaniards Approaching general elee
139
Expected demise of the Dauphin Solitude of Paris The Duke
143
Signal 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
Creation of Seven new Barons Mr Morrice Oct 4 The History of the House of Medici The Famiglia estinta
164
Rockingham Lord Temple and George Grenville An Italian story
170
The Countess of Albany General Conways dangerous voyage
176
Lord Chatham Lord Townshend Debate on EastIndia affairs Want
177
of Washingtons troops
180
Accommodation with the EastIndia company Rejection
184
gout Wretched state of our affairs in the East May 16 Lord Cornwalliss victory over Greene in America Capture of
186
Proceedings of the French and Spaniards Marriage of Lord
192
Want of news Proceedings of France and Spain The combined
198
Gloucester Inoculation of Prince William
201
Mr Wilkess appearance in the Court of Kings Bench
205
unskilfulness and negligence Lord Rockingham complains of him
210
Tolsuccess of the Opposition Troubles with the Irish Rumour
241
at Rome
243
State of the Ministry owing to Lord Rockinghams death Pro
248
country Jan 22 Sudden death of Mr Yörke Cause of his death Mr Conway
249
Triumph of the Administration Firmness and goodhumour
255
ger of stirring out after dark Absurdities in fashionable life Sept 25 Sir H Manns nephew Lord Orford Lord Shelburne Lord
258
der of her husband and others May 6 Quietness of Wilkes The Middlesex election The Bill of
261
Northington Approaching meeting of Parliament Wishes for peace
265
City Remonstrance presented to the King Its reception Pro
266
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
not sent till the 18th State of the Administration Resig
288
Queensberry Priors verses on her Death of Sir Edw Walpoles son
290
the Duke of Richmond New preferments Warmth of the weather
293
Mr Davenport Ministerial appointments in England and France
297
Quiet state of the country Proceedings in Parliament
299
The Pretender French affairs Arrival of Mr afterwards
303
liament
307
Continuation of Cav Mozzis affair Walpoles interview with
313
State of affairs in Denmark Seizure of the Queen of that country
314
singer Mademoiselle Heinel Mr Nichols May 13 State of affairs in Denmark The Queen of Denmarks intended
321
Lord Weymouth Proposed visit io Yorkshire
325
Cav Mozzis affair Lucass impertinence Reflections on
337
Progress of Lord Orfords illness Misfortunes of the Walpole
339
The rage for balloons Exploit of Lunardi ihe airgonaut
343
decline of health and spirits Death of Andrew Stone
346
delivered of a prince Mrs Anne Pitt
350
Ignorance as to the intentions of Louis XVI DAiguillon
357
General Conway Sept 2 Barrenness of the Season Troubled aspect of America Banish
361
Dissolution of Parliament London in a ferment New bill by
364
country Approaching marriage of Lord Lincoln
370
Dulness of the political world The American contest Despatch
378
Arrival of vases and books Superiority of the French in orna
382
cester Comparison of former times with the present
383
Introduction of Mr Pars a painter to Sir H Mann
389
Sir H Manns accession to the familyseal Walpoles wish
395
Degenerate state of England Monsieur de Marchais absurd love
553
News from America Dissensions between Adiniral Keppel
pleasantry Lord Orfords bet with Mr Rigby Court ceremonies

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Pàgina 184 - Arcot, he drew from every quarter whatever a savage ferocity could add to his new rudiments in the arts of destruction ; and compounding all the materials of fury, havoc, and desolation into one black cloud, he hung for a while on the declivities of the mountains.
Pàgina 147 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
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 amidst the goading spears of drivers, and the trampling of pursuing horses, were swept into captivity in an unknown and hostile land. Those...
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 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 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 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 220 - Conway moved an address to implore his majesty " to listen to the advice of his Commons, that the war in America might no longer be pursued for the impracticable purpose of reducing the inhabitants of that country to obedience...
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 90 - It was painted by an artist worthy of the subject, the excellent friend of that excellent man from their earliest youth, and a common friend of us both, with whom we lived for many years without a moment of coldness, of peevishness, of jealousy, or of jar, to the day of our final separation.

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