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THE

LETTERS

OF

HORACE WALPOLE,

EARL OF ORFORD:

INCLUDING

NUMEROUS LETTERS NOW FIRST PUBLISHED

FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

1744 - 1753.

LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,
Publisher it Ordinary to Her Majesty.

1840.

Br 2 123,5819

867 July 13.

Ichrzan Beguest

LONDON :
PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY,

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

To Sir Horace Mann, Feb. 28.-Alarming illness of Lord Orford.

Success of the coalition. Situation of the Pelhams. Masquerade

at the Venetian ambassadress's. Lady Townshend's ball. Mar-

shal Belleisle at Nottingham. Matrimonials on the tapis . 17

To the same, March 29. - Death of Lord Orford. Inquiry into

the miscarriage of the feet in the action off Toulon. Matthews

and Lestock. Instability of the ministry. Thomson's Tancred

and Sigismunda. Glover's “ Leonidas.” “ The Seasons.” Aken-

side's Odes. Quarrel between the Duchesses of Queensberry

and Richmond. Rage for conundrums . . . 20

To the same, April 15.-Reflections on his father's death. Com-

pliments paid to his memory. Mediterranean miscarriages .

To the same, April 29. – Disadvantages of a distant correspond-
ence. Death of Mr. Francis Chute, and of poor Patapan.

Prospect of a battle in Flanders. Marshal Saxe . .

To the same, May 11.-Battle of Fontenoy. Bravery of the Duke

of Cumberland. Song, written after the news of the battle,

by the Prince of Wales

To George Montagu, Esq. May 18. — Condolence on the death of

Mr. Montagu's brother at Fontenoy

To Sir Horace Mann, May 24.- Popularity of the Duke of Cum-

berland. Lady Walpole. Story of Lord Bath's parsimony - 32

To George Montagu, Esq. May 25. — Account of the family at

Englefield Green. Sir Edward Walpole. Dr. Styan Thirlby . 33

To the Hon. H. S. Conway, May 27.—Despairs of seeing his friend

a perfect hero. The Why. .

. 35

To Sir Horace Mann.-Recommendatory of Mr. Hobart, after-

wards Lord Buckinghamshire . . . . 36

To the same, June 24.-Expected arrival from Italy of Lady

Orford. Surrender of the citadel of Tournai. Defeat of

Charles of Lorrain. Revolution in the Prince of Wales's court.

Miss Neville. Lady Abergavenny . . . 37

To George Montagu, Esq. June 25.— Mistley, the seat of Mr.

Rigby, described. Fashionable At Homes. Lady Brown's Sun-
day parties. Lady Archibald Hamilton. Miss Granville.

Jemmy Lumley's assembly
To the Hon. H. S. Conway, July 1. – Tournai and Fontenoy.

Gaming act . .

To Sir Horace Mann, July 5.-Seizure of Ghent and Bruges by

the French .

To the same, July 12
To George Montagu, Esq. July 13. — Success of the French in

Flanders. Lord Baltimore. Mrs. Comyns

To Sir Horace Mann, July 15

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