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

April 30Divisions in the Ministry New cargo of peers Disturbances
49
Victory in Germany Lady Ailesbury Probable continuation
53
Parliamentary campaign Coolness between Lord Chatham
55
Birth of a Prince of Wales The Northern Athaliah Catherine
59
March 17Insult from France Lord Stormont recalled from Paris
61
Mr Grenville and Lord Halifax Ministerial manœuvres
67
The Duke of Grafton Havoc among the Duke of Newcastles
73
Return of Lord Howe Intention of sending twelve thousand
79
May 10Wilkes acquitted by the Court of Common Pleas Triumph
81
The Courtmartial on Admiral Keppel Its probable effects
87
The Duke of Yorks Mediterranean tour English Duchesses
88
Disgrace brought on the Court by the persecution of Admiral
93
The Parliamentary campaign No 45 of the North Briton
95
April 17 Parentheses of Opposition by Sir Horace Manns nephew
99
The Prince of Brunswicks popularity His marriage Wilkes
101
wallis sent to command America Death of the Duke of Rutland Dis
106
The war with Spain Great preparations at Cadiz and in the ports
112
The combined fleets Sir Charles Hardy Captain Botelers
118
Zoffanis picture of the Tribune at Florence Disagreement
125
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 elee
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
Naval engagement in the WestIndies Lord George Gordon
153
condition of the Government during the riots Approaching marriage
158
Want of important events Reelection of Sir Horace Mann
164
Proceedings in Parliament Lord Pomfrets submission after
170
The Countess of Albany General Conways dangerous voyage
176
Marriage of the Hon Horatio Walpole with Sophia Churchill
180
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
Want of news Proceedings of France and Spain The combined
198
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
Aug 4Restoration 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
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
The prisoners in the Tower Wilkes The quarrel with Spain
290
Mr Davenport Ministerial appointments in England and France
297
The Pretender French affairs Arrival of Mr afterwards
303
Recovery of the Duke of Gloucester The Duke and Duchess
307
State of affairs in Denmark Seizure of the Queen of that country
314
Emptiness of London The inquiry into Indian affairs Prepara
321
The Cassolette of Benvenuto Cellini Walpole declines follow
325
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
Lord Orfords estate Pleasure of returning to Strawberry Hill
350
Ignorance as to the intentions of Louis XVI DAiguillon
357
Manns illness Walpoles broken constitution General Ogle
359
The Duches sof Kingstons departure in the night Anecdote
361
Dissolution of Parliament London in a ferment New bill by
364
Fresh attack of the gout Excellence of the bootikins Jamess
370
Politicians and pleasurists The American contest Wilkess
376
Marriage of Captain Hugh Conway to Lady Horatia Waldegrave
380
Sir H Manns nephew Defeat of the Kings forces in America
381
The American contest Quarrel of the Livery of London with
383
Concert at Mrs Cosways Rubinelli Introduction to Earl
387
Introduction of Mr Pars a painter to Sir H Mann
389
To the same Oct 16 1767 Walpoles passage from France Emptiness
394
Dec 26Sir H Manns accession to the familyseat Walpoles wish
395
To the Duke of Gloucester Jan 17 1775 Advice as to applying to Parlia
403
Death of Mr Chute Walpoles love for him Particulars of his last
404
To George Selwyn July 5 1779 Receipt of four beautiful drawings
409
Preparations in France for war The Earl of Bristol and his wife
411
MEMOIRS RELATING TO MY INCOME by Horace Walpole
416
Successes in America Excellent conduct of Lord Howe Duke
417
SHORT NOTES OF MY LIFE by Horace Walpole
423
DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA AT STRAWBERRY HILL by Horace Walpole
440
Entertainments given to the Duke of York in Italy Mr Con
525
Wilkess credulity Mrs Macauley The Duc de Rochefoucault
528
Inclemency of the weather The Administration dissolved
547
Mr Pitts motion for Parliamentary Reform rejected Reflections
550
1767
552
1779
553
Glorious victories The royal bride Sir Richard Lyttelton

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