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, Volume 2

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Lea & Blanchard, 1844
 

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Representation to General Conway on behalf of Sir Horace
137
Ministerial majority on the debate on the Kings household
144
New dignity conferred on Sir Horace Mann through Mr Con
145
Confirmation of the Ministerial recovery Reflections on
151
condition of the Government during the riots Approaching marriage
158
The History of the House of Medici The Famiglia estinta
165
Division in the Ministry Resignations Renewed negotiation
171
War with Holland declared Arrival of Admiral Darby
172
Lady Orfords death Lord Orfords sale of his pictures Lady ord Orfords inoi
178
Difficulties of the EastIndian affair Dangerous accident
179
phew and Walpoles nephew
187
Interception of letters Contradictory rumours respecting
196
Gloucester Inoculation of Prince William
201
Severe sentence on Wilkes His intended appeal to the House
210
Cause of Lord George Germains resignation Changes and
216
Introduction of the son of Lord Kaimes to Sir Horace Mann
219
The Opposition Renewed motion for an address of pacification
223
Walpoles gout Visiters at Strawberry Hill Want of news
232
Adjournment of the House Reflections
259
City Remonstrance presented to the King Its reception Pro
265
trial Doubts of Peace
273
More resignations and alterations in the Ministry Duel between
276
Arrival of the ratification of peace from Spain The Duc
282
The Opposition Resignation of Lord Shelburne Expectation
283
The prisoners in the Tower Wilkes The quarrel with Spain
290
The Administration settled Ministerial appointments Cava
293
Lack of news in England Miserable condition of France Cha
299
Mrs Piozzi and Boswell Voluine of English poetry printed at Florence
300
The war at an end Signing of the definite treaty Visiters
307
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 the 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
mons
359
The Duches sof Kingstons departure in the night Anecdote
361
Death of the Pope Wilkes and the Middlesex election Wilkes
366
country Approaching marriage of Lord Lincoln
370
Lady Craven Mrs Piozzi Knot of poets The Rolliad Dearth
373
Manns reception of Mrs Damer and Miss Campbell The Duke
378
Sir H Manns nephew Tumults in France Quarrels between
379
sons defects
382
The American contest Quarrel of the Livery of London with
383
Introduction of Mr Pars a painter to Sir H1 Mann
389
Sir H Manns accession to the familyseat Walpoles wish
395
Poetical Academy at BathEaston Anecdole of the Duchess of Kingston
402
ment for a provision for his family
403
To George Selwyn July 5 1779 Receipt of four beautiful drawings
409
Preparations in France for war The Earl of Bristol and his wife
411
MEMOIRS RELATING TO MY INCOME by Horace Walpole
416
News of Lord Howe Oct 13 Successes in America Excellent conduct of Lord Howe Duke of
417
Short NOTES OF MY LIFE by Horace Walpole
423
Accommodation with the East India company Rejection
525
THE FIRST VOLUME
Royal wedding anticipations Our terms for peace rejected
Wilkess credulity Mrs Macauley The Duc de Rochefvucault

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Pagina 147 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
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Pagina 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.
Pagina 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.
Pagina 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...
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Pagina 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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