The letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

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To the same Feb 27 Rodneys victory Home prospects Party
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To the Hon H 8 Conway June 25 Benefits of retirement from
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To Mrs Abington June 11 Invitation to Strawberry Hill N
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To the Rev Mr Cole Sept 27 Electioneering agitations Death
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To the same Nov 30 In answer to a request for a copy of
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country
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To the Rev Mr Cole March 2 Reasons for becoming a member
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To the same May 28 Scotch thistles French politics Resigna
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To the Earl of Strafford June 13 Visit from Mr Storer
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To John Nichols Esq Oct 31 Criticisms on his Life of
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To the same July 26
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To Robert Jephson Esq Nov 7 On his tragedy of
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To the Hon H S Conway Nov 18 On Mr Jephsons tragedy
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To Robert Jephson Esq Dec 3 On his expression of dissatis
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To the same Feb 14 Thanks for the loan of some manuscripts
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To the Hon George Hardinge March 8 On the success of
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To the Rev Mr Cole March 9 Character of Dr Farmer
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To John Nichols Esq June 19 Dr Henry Bland the trans
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To the Earl of Buchan Sept 15 Dr Birchs Catalogue
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To the Earl of Buchan May 12 Congratulations on the success
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To the Earl of Strafford June 24 Visits of the French to Eng
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lunteers Political speculations Mr Fox
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To Lady Browne Oct 19 State of his health N
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To the Earl of Strafford Nov 10 Situation of Ireland Flowers
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To Miss Hannah More May 6 Thanks for her poem the
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To the same June 30 Inclemency of the season Death
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To John Pinkerton Esq Sept 27 Criticisms on his comedy N
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To Jobo Pinkerton Esq Oct 27 His own publications
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1785
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To Lady Browne Dec 14 Last illness and death of Kitty
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To Miss Hannah More Feb 9 On her poem of Florio dedi
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To Miss Berry June 30 Arabian Nights Bishop Atterbury
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To Miss Hannah More July 10 Bishop Bonners Ghost
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To John Pinkerton Esq July 31 Remarks on his Inquiry into
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To Richard Gough Esq Aug 24 Strictures on the injuries done
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To the Hon H S Conway Sept 5 Thanks to him for a poem
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To Miss Hannah More Nov 4 Death of Lady Dysart
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To the Earl of Strafford June 26 Reflections on the state
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To the Earl of Strafford Aug 12 Lord Barrymores exhibitions
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To the same Oct 31 Burkes Reflections Calonnes Etat
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To Miss Berry Nov 11 Mrs Damers departure for Lisbon
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To the Miss Berrys Dec 20 Character of Mr Burkes
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To Miss Berry Feb 4 Regrets at their absence and anxiety
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To the Earl of Charlemont Feb 17 On a surreptitious edition
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To Miss Agnes Berry Feb 18 Codicil to Gunnildas story
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To the same March 5 London unknown to Londoners
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To Miss Berry April 3 On her fall down a bank near Pisa
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To Miss Berry April 23 Resignation of the Duke of Leeds
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To the same May 19 Thanks for her punctuality in writing
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To Miss Hannah More Jan 24 With his subscription to
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To Miss Berry May 26 The Duchess of Gordons journal of a
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To the same June 14 Mrs Hobarts rural breakfast Dr Beattie
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To the Miss Berrys July 26 Tom Paine in England Crown
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To the same Sept 11 Lord Blandfords marriage Sir W Hamil
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Condorcet turned placeman Character of Mirabeau N
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To John Pinkerton Esq Dec 26 His feelings and situation
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To the Hon H S Conway Aug 31 Detail of French atrocities
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To the same March 23 On her Village Politics French
484
To Miss Berry April 16 Successes in Martinico Mrs Piozzis
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To Miss Berry Oct 7 On the advisability of her accepting
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To the same Feb 13 On receiving some ballads written by
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To the same Aug 24 Arundel Castle Chapel of the Fitz
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Page 173 - I believe his ' Dissertations on the Prophecies' is his great work." JOHNSON: " Why, Sir, it is Tom's great work ; but how far it is great, or how much of it is Tom's, are other questions. I fancy a considerable part of it was borrowed.
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Page 429 - Hastings's trial in the Hall; after dinner, to the play; then to Lady Lucan's assembly; after that to Ranelagh, and returned to Mrs. Hobart's faro-table; gave a ball herself in the evening of that morning, into which she must have got a good way; and set out for Scotland the next day. Hercules could not have achieved a quarter of her labours in the same space of time.
Page 402 - France. I admire his eloquence, I approve his politics, I adore his chivalry, and I can almost excuse his reverence for church establishments.
Page 209 - Nort'i moved in the House of Commons for leave to bring in a bill "for the better regulating the government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
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Page xxvii - I am very exactly informed of your impertinent inquiries, and of the information you so busily sent to Richmond, and with what triumph and exultation it was received. I knew every particular of it the next day. Now, mark me> vagabond ! Keep to your pantomimes, or be assured you shall hear of it...
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Page 432 - Benevolence to the whole species, and want of feeling for every individual with whom the professors come in contact, form the character of the new philosophy.
Page xvi - England and mankind:" he asserts, " that all the great discoveries in physics, in metaphysics, in political science, are ours ; but no foreign nation, except France, has received them from us by direct communication: isolated in our situation, isolated by our manners, we found truth, but did not impart it...

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