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LETTERS

WRITTEN BY THE LATE

RIGHT HON. PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE,

EARL OF CHESTERFIELD,

TO

HIS SON,

PHILIP STANHOPE, Esq.
LATE ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY AT THE COURT OF DRESDEN.

With several other Pieces, on various Subjects.

PUBLISHED BY

MRS. EUGENIA STANHOPE,

FROM THE ORIGINALS.

C. and C. Whittingham, Chiswick.

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PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE:

R. M. TIMS, DUBLIN ;
AND R. GRIFFIN AND CO, GLASGOW.

1827.

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LORD CHESTERFIELD'S

LETTERS TO HIS SON.

LETTER CXLVII.

DEAR BOY,

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,

VOL, II.

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