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WRITTEN BY THE LATE
RIGHT HON. PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE,
EARL OF CHESTERFIELD,
PHILIP STANHOPE, Esq.
With several other Pieces, on various Subjects.
MRS. EUGENIA STANHOPE,
FROM THE ORIGINALS.
LETTERS TO HIS SON.
London, April the 12th, O. S, 1749. I
RECEIVED, by the last mail, a letter from Mr. Harte, dated Prague, April the 1st, N. S.; for which, I desire
you will return him my thanks, and assure him that I extremely approve of what he has done, and proposes eventually to do, in your way to Turin. Who would have thought you were old enough to have been so well acquainted with the Heroes of the Bellum Tricennale, as to be looking out for their great grandsons in Bohemia, with that affection with which, I am informed, you seek for the Wallsteins, the Kinskis, &c.? As I cannot ascribe it to your age, I must to your consummate knowledge of History, that makes every country, and every century, as it were, your own. Seriously; I am told, that you are both very strong and very correct in History; of which I am extremely glad. This is useful knowledge.
Comte du Perron, and Comte Lascaris, are arrived here; the former gave me a letter from Sir Charles Williams, the latter brought me your orders. They are very pretty men, and have both Knowledge and Manners; which, though they always ought,