The Grenville Papers, Being the Correspondence of Richard Grenville, Earl Temple, K.G., and the Right Hon. George Grenville, Their Friends and Contemporaries; Now First Published from the Orig. Mss Volume 2

The Grenville Papers, Being the Correspondence of Richard Grenville, Earl Temple, K.G., and the Right Hon. George Grenville, Their Friends and Contemporaries; Now First Published from the Orig. Mss Volume 2

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...in some of the journals or periodicals, and therefore it may not now be possible to ascertain its purport. In Debrett's Collection of Scarce Tracts, from 1763 to 1770, he ascribes to Dr. Francis, a short tract of seven or eight pages, entitled a Letter from the Cocoa Tree to the Country Gentlemen. There is nothing in it, however, which displays " that zeal to serve," or " that earnestness to be grateful," with which he comforts himself. The "last favour" was the Pension of 3001.; but the expression implies former favours, and consequently former services. It may be assumed that Francis had long been a writer in support of Mr. Grenville's political views. In a list of Pensioners on the Irish Establishment, printed in the London Museum for 1770, I find the following, " John Stear, Esq., assignee of Philip Francis, Esq., 6001., for 31 years, from September 16th, 1762." So this valuable politician cost the country 900l. per annum S 2 On Wilkes's complaint of Breach of Privilege. " On the marriage of the Princess Augusta with the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick. THE EARL OF SANDWICH TO MR. GRENVILLE. Whitehall, January 27, 1764. DEAR SIR, --The Duke of Bedford most thoroughly approves of the idea of our meeting once a week; I shall therefore hope for the pleasure of seeing you for the first meeting, at dinner, at my house, on Tuesday next'. I am, &c. SANDWICH. MR. HORACE WALPOLE TO COUNTESS TEMPLE. January 28, 1764. I HAVE now, Madam, very carefully studied your Ladyship's poems, in which, as I told you, I can find no faults but in the longer metre. This 1 have tried to supply here and there by a syllable, or by little inversions which mend the...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687417X
  • 9781236874177