The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville; With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte Volume 1

The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville; With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...and my sister's respects to all friends, and to assure you, I am Your affect and faithful E. FOLEY. I shall be obliged to you if you'll let them know in Bart: St. we are well and desire our duty. The writer of this letter was Elizabeth Unett, a friend of Ann Granville, and whose approaching marriage was alluded to in Mrs. Pendarves' previous letter. She was the daughter of Robert Unett, Esq., and the fourth wife of Thomas Foley, Esq. of Vtrhitley Court, in the county of Worcester, whose third wife was Elizabeth Wolstenholme, and whose father and mother are alluded to in this letter by her successor, as " my father and mother VVolstenholme." His first wife was Miss Andrews, an heiress, and the "joke" alluded to probably meant that Mr. Foley, to show respect to the memory of his first un.'fe's mother, had put his fourth 2rn.'fe and his household into mourning, and afterwards found that the nearest relations of the deceased were in colours. I hope my dearest sister is well, and my dear mama. I persuade myself you are, as much as I can. But I must leave off complaints to give you some account of our magnificence on the Birthday. Before I proceed I must tell you 'tis past one o'clock, and that we are in vited to dine abroad. The Birthday, as you may rcmember, happened on a Saturday. In the morning we all attended their Graces at the Castle in our best array, as I wrote you word after my return. Sunday we stayed at home; on Monday at eight o'clock went to the Castle. The room where the ball was to be was ordered by Capt. Pierce, finely adorned with paintings and obelisks, and made as light as a sum1ner's day. I never saw more companyin one place; abundance of finery, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861086
  • 9781236861085