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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGR

“ WERE PILED UP AND WRAPPED IN FLAMES (see page 326).

Frontispiece DAVID GARRICK

29 SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS

83 HERVEY, EARL OF BRISTOL

94 GEORGIANA, DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE RANELAGH GARDENS

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Selwyn, Vol. IV.

GEORGE SELWYN AND HIS

CONTEMPORARIES.

The Rev. Doctor Warner to George Selwyn.

Wednesday evening, January 20, 1779. DEAR SIR :- Your poor spy at Paris has just crawled out of bed to have it made, and to tell you (having no quilted jacket to write with in bed, nor any nurses but the porter of the hotel, and the Savoyard at the gate) that the foolish little fever, consequent upon a most severe cold, is subdued, and that he intends to get up to-morrow like a man. But are you not, sir, monstrously pleased (I hope you are, sir, because I am) with the mot of old Patris, that Madame de Sévigné tells us of, who, still in his bed, upon being congratulated by his friends upon his recovery from an illness, answered, coolly, “ Est-ce la peine de se s'habiller!" I crawled out of bed, I say, to tell you that I have nothing to tell but what might have waited till next post; and you would have forgiven me, I know, if I had been silent.

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