The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Oxford, 3
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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...outrageously in the wrong, and the latter has much the least chance of being thought in the right. 1 See vol. ii. p. 213.--Cunninciham. Mr. Pitt, in a letter of the 15th to Lord Bute, eaya. "the King has ffivfn leave to Lord George Sackville to return to England, his lordship having, in a Id In-to Lord Holdernesse, requested to be recalled from his command. This mode of returning' your lordship will perceive, u a very considerable softening of his misfortune. The current in all parts bears hard upon him. As I have already, so I shall continue to give him, as a most unhappy man, all the offices of humanity which our first, sacred duty, the public good, will allow." CltatJtam Correspondence, vol. i. p. 417.--Wkight The particulars I tell you, I collected from the most accurate authorities.--I make no comments on Lord George, it would look like a little dirty court to you; and the best compliment I can make you, is to think, as I do, that you will be the last man to enjoy this revenge. You will be sorry for poor M'Kinsey and Lady Betty, who have lost their only child at Turin. Adieu! 626. TO SIR HORACE MANX. Strawberry Hill, Aug. 29, 1759. Truly I don't know whether one is to be rejoicing or lamenting! Every good heart is a bonfire for Prince Ferdinand's success, and a funeral pile for the King of Prussia's defeat.1 Mr. Yorke, who every week "lays himself most humbly at the King's feet" with some false piece of news, has almost ruined us in illuminations for defeated victories--we were singing "Te Deums" for the King of Prussia, when he was actually reduced to be King of Custrin, for he has not only lost his neighbour's capital, but his own too. Mr. Bentley has long said, that we should see him at Somerset House...
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