The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2

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THE LETTERS of HORACE WALPOLE, EARL OF
ORFORD:
INCLUDING NUMEROUS LETTERS NOW FIRST
PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL
MANUSCRIPTS.
IN FOUR VOLUMES VOL. 2. 1749-1759.
CONTENTS OF VOL. II
[Those Letters now first collected are marked N.]1749.
1. To Sir Horace Mann, March 4.-Proceedings in
Parliament. Formidable minority headed by the
Prince. Character'-of Lord Egmont. Innovations in
the Mutiny Bill. New Navy Bill ;13
2. To the same, March 23.-Debates on the Military
Bills. Jar at Leicester House. King Theodore of
Corsica. The two black Princes of Anamaboe.
Spread of Methodism. Stories of his brother Ned's
envy-16
3. To the same, May 3.-Rejoicings for the peace.
Jubilee masquerade. Fire-works. English credulity.
Subscription masquerade. Projected chastisement
of Oxford. Union between the Prince's party and
the Jacobites. Disgrace of Maurepas. Epigram on
Lord Egmont's opposition to the Mutiny Bill. Bon-
mot by Wall; and of Lady Townshend. Increase of
Methodism, drinking, and gambling.-19
4. To the same, May 17.—The Duke of
Richmond's fireworks in celebration of the peace.
Second jubilee masquerade. Miss Chudleigh. Lady
Rochford. Death of Miss Jenny Conway.
Publication of Lord Bolingbroke's letters. Anecdotes
of Pope and Bolingbroke.-23
5. To George Montagu, Esq. May 18.-The Duke of
Richmond's fireworks. The Violette and Garrick.
Story of the Duchess of Queensberry. Mary Queen
of Scots. Dignity of human nature. Anecdote ofFielding. West's Pindar. Story of Charles
Townshend .-27
6. To Sir Horace Mann, June 4.-Stories of Pope,
Bolingbroke, and Atterbury.-30
7. To the same, June 25.-Cambridge installation.
Installation of six Knights of the Bath. Garrick's
marriage to the Violette. Lord Mountford's cricket-
matches.-32
8. To George Montagu, Esq. July 5.-Improvements
at Mistley. Visit to the Prince of Wales. Anecdote of
Lady Anson. Epigram.- 35
9. To the same, July 20.-Excursions. Layer
Marney. Messing parsonage. Death of the Duke of
Montagu. His will.-36
10. To Sir Horace Mann, July 24.-Death of the
Duke of Montagu. Principles of the Methodists .-38
11. To the same, Aug. 17.-Fire at Kensington
Palace.-40
12. To George Montagu, Esq. Aug. 26.-Expedition
to Arundel Castle. Petworth. Cowdry.-42
13. To Sir Horace Mann, Sept. 12.-Madame de
Mirepoix. Madame S`evign`e's Letters.-43
14. To John Chute, Esq. Sept. 22.—45
15. To George Montagu, Esq. Sept. 28.-Church at
Cheneys. Tombs of the Bedfords. Latimers. Stokechurch—45
16. To Sir Horace Mann, Oct. 27-Dodington first
minister at Carlton House. Lady Yarmouth.-46
17. To the same, Nov. 17.-Robbery of Walpole in
Hyde Park. Riots at the new French theatre.-47
1750.
18. To Sir Horace Mann, Jan. 10.-Montesquieu's
Esprit des Loix. Hainault's Abr`eg`e de L'Histoire
de la France. Westminster election. Death of Lord
Pembroke. His character. Death of lord Crawford.
Story of General Wade. Sir John Barnard's
scheme for the reduction of interest.-48
19. To the same Jan. 31.-Numerous robberies.
Secession on the mutiny-bill. Hurricane in the East
Indies. Bon-mot of the Chevalier Lorenzi.-52
20. To the same, Feb. 25.-Ministerial quarrels.
Dispute of precedence. Bon-mot of a chair-maker.
Westminster election. Extraordinary wager. Death
of the Duke of Somerset. Madame Munchausen.
Horrors of the slave-trade. Montesquieu's Esprit
des Loix. Grecian architecture.-53
21. To the same, March 11.-The earthquakes.
Middlesex election. Story Of Marie Mignot.-58
22. To the same, April 2.-Terror occasioned by the
earthquake. Death of Lady Bolingbroke. Death ofLady Dalkeith. Mr. Mason's pedigree. Epigram on
Lady Caroline Petersham, and the Lady Bingley.
Madame du Boccage.-60
23. To George Montagu, Esq. May 15.-
Westminster election.-65
24. To Sir Horace Mann, May 19.-Absurdities
committed after the earthquake. Westminster
election. Commotion in Dublin. Bower's History of
the Popes.-66
25. To George Montagu, Esq. June 23.-Character
of Mr. Bentley. Account of a party of pleasure at
Vauxhall.-68
26. To Sir Horace Mann, July 25.-The Houghton
lantern. King Theodore of Corsica in prison for
debt. Mr. Ashton. Dr. Mead.-71
27. To the same, Aug. 2.-Tuscan villas.
Improvement in the seats about London.
Consequences of the excessive heat of the
weather. Death of Dr. Middleton, and of Tacitus
Gordon. Account of M'Lean, the fashionable
highwayman.-73
28. To the same, Sept. 1.-Pedigrees. Young
Craggs's epitaph. Story of old Craggs. George
Selwyn's passion for coffins and executions. Death
of the Duke OF Richmond. Lord Granby's
marriage. Hanoverian duel. Singular bet at
White's.-76
29. To George Montagu, Esq. Sept. 10.-Death ofGeneral Handasyde, and of Sir Gerard Vanneck.
hopes conducive to happiness.-80
30. To Sir Horace Mann, Sept. 20.-Dr. Mead.
Sermon against Dr. Middleton. Ecclesiastical
absurdity. Project for publishing an edition of the
Bible without pointings or stops. Sir Charles
William's letters. Frequency of robberies. Visit to
Spence.-81
31. To the same, Oct. 18.-Treaty of commerce
with Spain. M'Lean's condemnation and execution.
Rage for visiting him in Newgate.-83
32. To the same, Nov. 19.-Shattered state of the
ministry. State of parties.-84
33. To the same, Dec. 19.-Interministerium. Droll
cause in Westminster Hall. The Duke of
Cumberland and Edward Bright. Sir Ralph Gore.
Bon-mots of Quin.-86
34. To the same, Dec. 22.-Miss Chudleigh.
FOntenelle. Reply of Lord Cornbury. Old Cibber's
soliciting the laureateship for Harry Jones. A very
odd new story. Ashton's ingratitude.-88
1751.
35. To Sir Horace Mann, Feb. 9.-Debates in
Parliament. "Constitutional queries." Westminster
petition. Proceedings against Mr. Murray. Account
of young Wortley Montagu.-9136. To the same, March 1,3.-Further proceedings
against Mr. Murray. Lady Vane's memoirs of her
own life. Fashionable theatricals. The English "a
grave nation".-94
37. To the same, March 21.-Death of Frederick,
Prince of Wales. Conduct of the King .-95
38. To the same, April 1.-Death of Mr. Whithed; his
will. Death of the Earl of Orford. Harmony between
the King and Princess of Wales. Prince George.
Prince Edward.-97
39. To the same, April 22.-Dodington's project of a
ministry upset by the death of the Prince. Story of
Bootle. Character of Dr. Lee. Prince George
created Prince of Wales. His household. Bishop
Hayter and Archbishop Blackburn. The young Earl
of Orford.-99
40. To the same, May 30.-Emptiness and vanity of
life. Match between Lord Orford and the rich Miss
Nicholl broken off. Debates on the Regency bill.-
103
41. To George Montagu, Esq. May 30.-Lady
Orford and Mr. Shirley married.-103
42. To the Rev. Joseph Spence, June 3.-With a
translation of a couplet on Tibullus. [N.]-105
43. To George Montagu, Esq. June 13.-Change of
ministry.
Bon-mot on Lord North's Wedding. Spenser, with