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

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To Sir Horace Mann July 5 Seizure of Ghent and Bruges
43
To Sir Horace Mann July 15
50
To Sir Horace Mann Aug 7 Rumours of an invasion Procla
56
To the same Sept 27 Successes of Prince Charles in Scotland
67
To the same Oct 11 Death of Lady Granville
73
To the same Nov 15 Disturbance about the new regiments
79
To the same Dec 9 Conduct of the rebels at Derby Black
88
1746
94
To Sir Horace Mann Jan 17 The rebels fortifying themselves
96
To the same Feb 14 Insurrection in the Closet The Pelhams
102
To the same March 21 The rebels take Fort Augustus
109
To the same April 25 Battle of Culloden Escape of the young
116
To the same June 5 Character of the Prince of Hesse Fame
122
To Sir Horace Mann June 20 Battle of Placentia Old Tully
129
in their behalf Confessions of Murray
135
To the same Aug 5 Discoveries of Murray Lady Cromarties
143
To George Montagu Esq Aug 16 Anecdotes of the rebel Lords
149
To the same Sept 15 Lady Orford and Mr Shirley
156
To Sir Horace Mann Oct 14 Defeat of the allies in Flanders
162
To the same Nov 12
168
To Sir Horace Mann Dec 25 Trial of Lord Lovat Mr Daviss
176
To the Hon H S Conway April 16 Mutability of fame
185
To the Hon S Conway June 8 Description of Strawberry Hill
192
To Sir Horace Mann July 3 Battle of LafTeldt Capture of
198
To the same Nov 10 Admiral Hawkes victory Meeting
204
the army Public amusements Comedy of the Foundling
212
To George Montagu Esq May 18 Lord Ansons marriage with
218
To Sir Horace Mann July 14 The Duke of Newcastles travels
225

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Seite 357 - Oh let me live my own, and die so too! (To live and die is all I have to do:) Maintain a poet's dignity and ease. And see what friends, and read what books I please: Above a patron, though I condescend Sometimes to call a minister my friend.
Seite 93 - ' said Lamb, "that were ever paid by the wit of man. Each of them is worth an estate for life — nay, is an immortality. There is that superb one to Lord Cornbury: 'Despise low joys, low gains; Disdain whatever Cornbury disdains; Be virtuous, and be happy for your pains.
Seite 380 - Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. ' ;' Had it been the whole generation, , , . Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Seite 322 - As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts his sweat With stripes, that Mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps, when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man...
Seite 155 - ... arm, as if he were giving the signal for battle. He received three blows, but the first certainly took away all sensation. He was not a quarter of an hour on the scaffold ; Lord Kilmarnock above half a one. Balmerino certainly died with the intrepidity of a hero, but with the insensibility of one too. As he walked from his prison to execution, seeing every window and top of house filled with spectators, he cried out, 'Look, look, how they are all piled up like rotten oranges!
Seite 23 - I had rather have written the most absurd lines in Lee, than Leonidas or the Seasons ; as I had rather be put into the round-house for a wrongheaded quarrel, than sup quietly at eight o'clock with my grandmother. There is another of these tame geniuses, a Mr. Akenside," who writes Odes : in one he has lately published, he says, " Light the tapers, urge the fire.
Seite 305 - When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
Seite 153 - He took no notice of the crowd, only to desire that the baize might be lifted up from the rails, that the mob might see the spectacle. He stood and prayed some time with Forster, who wept over him, exhorted and encouraged him. He delivered a long speech to the Sheriff, and with a noble manliness stuck to the recantation he had made at his trial; declaring he wished that all who embarked in the same cause might meet the same fate. He then took off his bag, coat and...
Seite 343 - Quid verum atque decens euro et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum ; Condo et compono quae mox depromere possim.
Seite 153 - Home, a young clergyman, his friend. Lord Balmerino followed, alone, in a blue coat turned up with red, his rebellious regimentals, a flannel waistcoat, and his shroud beneath; their hearses following. They were conducted to a house near the scaffold ; the room forwards had benches for spectators ; in the second Lord Kilmarnock was put, and in the third backwards Lord Balmerino; all three chambers hung with black. Here they parted ! Balmerino embraced the other, and said, " My lord, I wish I could...

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