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


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To George Montagu Esq Nov 21 A simile Sameness of life
To the Countess of Suffolk Dec 5 French society The Com
To George Montagu Esq Jan 5 Robin Hood reformé
To the Right Hon Lady Hervey Feb 3 Madame de Geoffrins
To George Montagu Esq March 3 Preparations for leaving
To the Hon H S Conway April 6 Insurrection at Madrid
To the Rev Mr Cole Aug 15 Account of his antiquarian
To the same June 20 Ansteys New Bath Guide Swifts
To the same July 21 Change of the ministry Ode on the occa
To George Montagu Esq Oct 22 Satisfaction at his return
To the same Nov 11 The same subject Omissions by DAlem
To Dr Ducarel April 25 Thanks for his AngloNorman
To George Montagu Esq Nov 1 General Conways refusal
To the same Feb 26 Historic Doubts Guthries answer
To the Rev Mr Cole April 16 Rouss rolls of the Earls
To the Earl of Strafford June 25 Wilkes and Number 45
To George Montagu Esq Aug 13 Arrival of the King of Den
To the Earl of Strafford Oct 10 Health and sickness Quiet
To the same April 15 Temperance the best physician Easy
To the Rev Mr Cole June 14 Proposed painted window
To the Rev Mr Cole July 15 Return from Ely East window
To George Montagu Esq Sept 7 Character of Madame
To the same Oct 13 Return to England Congratulations
To the Rev Mr Cole Dec 21 Thanks for communications
To George Montagu Esq March 31 Print of Alderman Back
To the same July 7 Account of his visit to Stowe Lines

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Seite 5 - In the evening I sat down and began to write, without knowing, in the least, what I intended to say, or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it.
Seite 407 - Roman vase dressed with pink ribbons and myrtles receives the poetry, which is drawn out every festival; six judges of these Olympic games retire and select the brightest compositions, which the respective successful acknowledge, kneel to Mrs. Calliope Miller, kiss her fair hand, and are crowned by it with myrtle, with — I don't know what.
Seite 161 - They have boys and girls with charming voices, that sing hymns, in parts, to Scotch ballad tunes ; but indeed so long, that one would think they were already in eternity, and knew how much time they had before them.
Seite 123 - The generality of the men, and more than the generality, are dull and empty. They have taken up gravity, thinking it was philosophy and English, and so have acquired nothing in the room of their natural levity and cheerfulness.
Seite 162 - Except a few from curiosity, and some honourable women, the congregation was very mean. There was a Scotch Countess of Buchan *, who is carrying a pure rosy vulgar face to heaven, and who asked Miss Rich, if that was the author of the poets. I believe she meant me and the Noble Authors.
Seite 403 - The Antiquities of Furness ; or an Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, in the vale of Nightshade, near Dalton, in Furness.
Seite 327 - I congratulate you on the late victory of our dear mamma, the Church of England. She had, last Thursday (Feb. 6) 71 rebellious sons, who pretended to set aside her will, on account of insanity; but 217 worthy champions, headed by Lord North, Burke, Hans Stanley, Charles Fox, Godfrey Clarke, &c., supported the validity of it with infinite humour.
Seite 197 - These odes are marked by glittering accumulations of ungraceful ornaments; they strike, rather than please; the images are magnified by affectation; the language is laboured into harshness. The mind of the writer seems to work with unnatural violence. "Double, double, toil and trouble.
Seite 110 - Mr. Hume carries this letter and Rousseau to England. I wish the former may not repent having engaged with the latter, who contradicts and quarrels with all mankind, in order to obtain their admiration. I think both his means and his end below such a genius. If I had talents like his, I should despise •any suffrage below my own standard, and should blush to owe any part of my fame to singularities and affectations. But great parts seem like high towers erected on high mountains, the more exposed...
Seite 162 - Wesley is a lean elderly man, fresh-coloured, his hair smoothly combed, but with a soupfon of curl at the ends. Wondrous clean, but as evidently an actor as Garrick. He spoke his sermon, but so fast, and with so little accent, that I am sure he has often uttered it, for it was like a lesson. There were parts and eloquence in it ; but towards the end he exalted his voice, and acted very ugly enthusiasm ; decried learning, and told stories, like Latimer, of the fool of his college, who said,

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