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*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK, THE DIARY AND LETTERS OF MADAME
D'ARBLAY VOLUME 1 ***
This eBook was produced by Marjorie Fulton.
THE CREAM OF THE DIARISTS AND
MEMOIR WRITERS. THE DIARY AND
LETTERS OF MADAME D'ARBLAY
(FRANCES BURNEY.)
WITH NOTES BY W. C. WARD, AND PREFACED
BY LORD MACAULAY'S ESSAY.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. 1 (1778-1787.)CONTENTS
PREFACE— xi
MADAME D'ARBLAY, by Lord Macaulay — Xiii
1. (1778) MISS BURNEY PUBLISHES HER FIRST
NOVEL AND FINDS HERSELF FAMOUS — 59-
110
Evelina'.' and the Mystery attending its Publication
—A First
Visit to Mrs. Thrale and an Introduction to Dr.
Johnson—Fanny
Burney Interviews her Publisher — Conversation
with Mrs. Thrale
and Dr. Johnson—Dr. Johnson on some "Ladies"
of his
Acquaintance—A Learned Man on "Evelina"—
Curiosity regarding the
Author of "Evelina"—The Members of Dr.
Johnson's
Household—Anticipated Visit from Mrs. Montagu—
Fanny Burney's
Introduction to a celebrated "Blue-Stocking"—Dr.
Johnson's
Compliments and Gross Speeches—Suggested
Husbands for Fanny
Burney—A Streatham Dinner Party.
2. (1779) THE AUTHOR OF "EVELINA" IN
SOCIETY: VISITS BRIGHTON AND TUNBRIDGE
WELLS — 111-164 A Queer Adventure—AnEvening at Sir Joshua Reynolds's: a Demonstrative
"Evelina" Entbusiast—Fanny Burney's Introduction
to Sheridan—An Aristocratic Radical of the Last
Century—Mr. Murphy, the Dramatist—A Beauty
Weeping at Will—Mr. Murphy's concern regarding
Fanny Burney's Comedy—A Scene on the Brighton
Parade—Mr. Murphy finds the Dialogue charming:
a Censorious Lady—A Militia Captain officiates as
Barber—"Hearts have at ye all"—Giddy Miss
Brown—Sophy Streatfield weeps again to order0- -
"Everything a Bore"—Proposed Match between Mr.
Seward and the Weeper-atwill—The Fate of "The
Witlings"— "Quite what we call," and "Give me
leave to tell you"—The Crying Beauty and her
Mother—A Bewitching Prodigy—At Brighton: A
"Cure."— The jealous Cumberlands—An Amusing
Character: His Views on many Subjects, page viii
3. (1780) A SEASON AT BATH: MR. THRALE'S
DEATH — 165-201
A Youthful Prodigy—Lord Mulgrave on the
"Services"—Sarah,
Duchess of Marlborough—The Byrons—"Mr. Henry
will be so
Mortified"—All the best Families in the Navy—The
Lady of Bath
Easton—A Fashionable Concert—A Bath
Alderman's Raree Show—
Flighty Captain Bouchier—A Young and Agreeable
Infidel-Ball-room
Flirtations—Further Flirtations—Bath Easton and
Sceptical Miss
W….— -Curiosity about the "Evelina" Set—Alarm
at the NoPopery Riots—Hasty Departure from Batb—The
Gordon Riots—A
Suggested Visit to Grub-street —Promotion of
Fanny Burney's
Brother—The Death of Mr. Thrale.
4. (1781-2) MISS BURNEY EXTENDS THE
CIRCLE OF HER ACQUAINTANCE — 202-235
Young Mr. Crutchley ruffles Miss Burney—Miss
Burney Sulks on— Too Much of Many Things—A
"Poor Wretch of a Painter"—Dr. Johnson in a Rage
—The Miserable Host and Melancholy Guest—Two
Celebrated Duchesses discussed—Mr. Crutchley is
bantered about his Pride—Miss Sopby Streatfield
is Commented on—Garrulous Mr. Musgrave—A
Parting Shot at Mr. Crutchley—Manager
Heliogabalus— Sister Authoresses—A Dinner at
Sir joshua's, with Burke and Gibbon—A Letter from
Burke to Fanny Burney—Miss Burney sits for her
Portrait—General Paoli.
5. (1782-3-4) "CECILIA": A PAEAN OF PRAISE:
LAMENTATIONS —
236-288
At Brighton again. "The Famous Miss Burney"—Dr.
Johnson
Dogmatises—A Cunning Runaway Heiress—Dr.
Johnson a Bore—Miss
Burney will not be Persuaded to Dance-Dr.
Johnson held in general
Dread—Miss Monckton's Assembly: Sacques and
Ruffles—At Miss
Monckton's: "Cecilia" extolled by the "Old Wits,"and by Burke—A
Writer of Romances—Mrs. Walsingham—Mrs.
Siddons—Dr. Johnson's
Inmates at Bolt-court—The two Mr. Cambridges
Improve upon
Acquaintance—Mr. Soame jenyns's Eulogy on
"Cecilia"—An Italian
Singer's Views of England—Raptures of the 11 Old
Wits" over
"Cecilia"—Illness and Death of Mr. Crisp—Dr.
Johnson attacked
by Paralysis—A Pleasant Day with the Cam-
Page ix
bridges—Dr. Johnson's Heroic Forbearance
—"Sweet Bewitching Mrs.
Locke"—Mrs. Thrale's Second Marriage—A Happy
Home—Lady F.'s
Anger at Mrs. Piozzi's Marriage—Dr. Johnson's
Failing Health—
Dr. Johnson Dying. His Death.
6. (1785-6) MISS BURNEY IS FAVOURABLY
NOTICED BY THE KING AND
QUEEN — 289-332
Royal Generosity to Mrs. Delany—A Visit to Mrs.
Delany—Royal
Curiosity about Miss Burney—An Anticipated Royal
Interview—
Directions for a private encounter with the Royal
Family—A
Panic—"The King! aunt, the King!"—The King
categoricallyquestions Miss Burney—The Queen appears upon
the Scene—"Miss
Burney plays—but not to acknowledge it"—A
Drawing-room during a
Fog—Will Miss Burney write any more?—A
Musician with a
Pioboscis—General Conversation: Royalty departs
—The King again:
Tea Table Etiquette—George III. on Plays and
Players—Literary
Talk with the Queen—The Queen on Roman
Catholic Superstitions—
On being presented—Directions for coughing,
sneezing, or moving
before the King and Queen—Dr. Burney is
Disappointed of a
Place—A Visit to Warren Hastings and his Wife—A
Proposal from
the Queen—Miss Burney accepts the Queen's
Offer.
7. (1786) MISS BURNEY ENTERS UPON HER
COURT DUTIES — 333-372
The Queen's Summons—A Military Gourmand—A
Succession of
Visitors—The Tea Table of the Keeper of the
Robes—Evening
Ceremonial in the Queen's Dressing Room—The
Queen's Toilettes—
Congratulatory Visits from Court Officials—
Inopportune
Visitors—Major Price: Adieu Colonel Polier—Miss
Burney's
routine at Windsor—The Princess Royal—TheCourt at Kew: A Three
Year old Princess—A Drawing-room at St. James's
—Absence of
State at Kew—Mis Burneys First Evening Out—
Casual Callers to be
kept off: A New Arrival—The Royal Princesses—
Alarming News—The
Attempt against the King—Agitation of the Queen
and Princesses—
A Privilege is Secured—The Queen continues
Anxious—Snuff
Preparer-in-Chief—A Supper Mystery—Little
Princess Amelia's
Birthday—The Cipher becomes a Number—Display
of Loyalty at
little Kew—"Miss Bernar, the Queen will give you a
Gown"—A
Crowded Drawing-room—The Keeper of the Robes
is very much put
out.
Page x
8. (1786) ROYAL VISIT TO NUNEHAM, OXFORD,
AND BLENHEIM —- 373-398 A A job's Comforter
—The Journey to Nuneham: Ungracious Reception
—A HastyIntroduction to Lady Harcourt—
Apparition of the Princesses—From Pillar to Post
—"The Equerries Want the Ladies"—Summoned to
the Queen—A Check for the Colonel—
Thanksgiving Service at Nuneham—Royal Visit to
Oxford: Reception by the University—The Royal
Family are much Affected—The Presentations:
Retiring Backwards—The Colleges Visited: A
Stealthy Collation—Retreating from the Royal