Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann: His Britannic Majesty's Resident at the Court of Florence, from 1760 to 1785. Now First Published from the Original Mss, Volume 2

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Lea & Blanchard, 1844 - Strawberry Hill (Villa, England)
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Contents

The great expedition Our Portuguese allies
53
Parliamentary campaign Coolness between Lord Chatham
55
Peace with France Exchange of ambassadors King of Spains
60
Insult from France Lord Stormont recalled from Paris
61
Mr Grenville and Lord Halifax Ministerial manœuvres
67
Rumour of changes in the Administration The Toulon squad
69
The Duke of Grafton Havoc among the Duke of Newcastles
73
News from America Dissensions between Admiral Keppel
75
May 10Wilkes acquitted by the Court of Common Pleas Triumph
81
Hawke and eleven other admirale Walpoles illness Manns indisposi
86
Death of Lord Egremont Candidates to succeed him as Secre
88
Renewed illuminations on the acquittal of Admiral Keppel Vote
92
The Parliamentary campaign No 45 of the North Briton
95
Parentheses of Opposition by Sir Horace Manns nephew
99
The Prince of Brunswicks popularity His marriage Wilkes
101
Reception by Sir Horace Mann of the Duke of York
106
Dearth of news Turks Island Abrupt return of the Duke
112
The combined fleets Sir Charles Hardy Captain Botelers
118
Opening of Parliament The Address Mr Coway and
119
Zoffanis picture of the Tribune at Florence Disagreement
125
Eve of a civil war Tumult by the weavers The riot quelled
128
Walpole afflicted with the gout Liberty of the post Mr Con
131
Probable war with Holland Capture by Captain Fielding
133
Representation to General Conway on behalf of Sir Horace
137
Rodneys victory over the Spaniards Approaching general elec
139
Earl Cowper Death of the Duke of Cumberland Glimpse
143
Signal defeat of the Court on Mr Dunnings bold motion
146
Successful interposition to prevent the Pope from acknowledging
149
Repeal of the Stampact Protests of the Opposition Lord
153
Rockingham Lord Temple and George Grenville An Italian story
170
Ineffectual victory of the Opposition Charles Townshend
177
Marriage of the Hon Horatio Walpole with Sophia Churchill
180
Accommodation with the East India company Rejection
184
Relief of Gibraltar by Darby Walpoles and Sir Horace Manns
186
End of the Session of Parliament Retirement of Mr Conway
187
Proceedings of the French and Spaniards Marriage of Lord
192
Walpole at Paris Death of Monsieur de Guerchy His cha
193
Conclusion of the ministerial treaty The Ministers Their sub
199
Sir Horace Mann jun Mrs Damer Reported surrender of
202
Mr Wilkess appearance in the Court of Kings Bench
205
Defeat of Hyder Ally in India Naval affairs Admiral Kem
210
Restoration of quiet Wonderful story of Green His Heroic
211
Cause of Lord George Germains resignation Changes and
216
The Administration Meeting of Parliament The Black Prince
217
Renewal of factious troubles Prevailing dislike of the Kings
258
Sir H Manns nephew Lord Orford Lord Shelburne Lord
259
City Remonstrance presented to the King Its reception Pro
265
Deaths of distinguished persons Alterations in the Ministry
272
Death of the Duke of Bedford More changes in the Ministry
279
Debates on the Peace in the House of Commons Uselessness
280
The Administration Death of Lady Walpole Suicide of
287
Examination of the Lord Mayor Serious riot Committal
289
The Administration settled Ministerial appointments Cava
293
Lack of news in England Miserable condition of France Cha
299
Inoculation Prince Octaviuss death Sir Horace Manns
301
Recovery of the Duke of Gloucester The Duke and Duchess
307
Continuation of Cav Mozzis affair Walpoles interview with
313
State of affairs in Denmark Seizure of the Queen of that country
314
Rumoured change of Administration Quiet state of Ireland
318
singer Mademoiselle Heinel Mr Nichols May 13 State of affairs in Denmark The Queen of Denmarks intended
321
The Cassolette of Benvenuto Cellini Walpole declines follow
325
Cavalier Mozzis affair Elections Lady politicians English
331
Donatellos St John Decline of health Illness of Lord
333
Cav Mozzis affair Lucass impertinence Reflections on
337
Progress of Lord Orfords illness Misfortunes of the Walpole
339
The rage for balloons Exploit of Lunardi the airgonaut
343
Emptiness of the town and dearth of news Degeneracy of
346
Inertness of Walpoles correspondence Creation of two marquises
350
Lord Orford Lady Mary Cokes reception at Turin Ameri
353
Acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter Recovery of
359
Dissolution of Parliament London in a ferment New bill by
364
Advantage and convenience of the gout Plunder of convents
366
Fresh attack of the gout Excellence of the bootikins Jamess
370
Lady Craven Mrs Piozzi Knot of poets The Rolliad Dearth
373
Politicians and pleasurists The American contest Wilkess
376
Arrival of vases and books Superiority of the French in orna
382
Mrs Damer Walpole remonstrates with Mann for sending
389
To the same Sept 9 1771 Comic Opera on Raton and Rosette two dogs
395
To the Duke of Gloucester Jan 17 1775 Advice as to applying to Parlia
403
To George Selwyn July 5 1779 Receipt of four beautiful drawings
409
MEMOIRS RELATING TO MY INCOME by Horace Walpole
416
SHORT NOTES OF MY LIFE by Horace Walpole
423
DESCRIPTION OF the Villa at STRAWBERRY HILL by Horace Walpole
440
Glorious victories The royal bride Sir Richard Lyttelton
525
Wilkess credulity Mrs Macauley The Duc de Rochefoucault
528
Reappearance of Wilkes He offers for the City of London
537
Proceedings in Parliament Lord Pomfrets submission after
546
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