The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Oxford, 4
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: ...which sweetens every evil, and makes Mr. Conway at this instant the happiest man in England. I am your sincere and affectionate humble servant, Horace Walpole. P.S. I am so desirous of not saying a syllable that is not strictly true, that I choose to contradict in a postscript, rather than erase one passage in which I had said what I believed had passed. On showing this letter to the Duke of Richmond, his grace says he cannot say that before him Mr. Grenville made a demand of a positive declaration, though he expressed a strong desire that Mr. Conway would declare what his general system was. If I have, therefore, stated the argument too strongly, I willingly retract so much as is overcharged; though I must own I see little difference between a Minister demanding a positive declaration of a Member of Parliament, and expressing a strong desire of a declaration; because, if a Minister will take upon himself to catechise Members of Parliament, he must know that either the gentler or rougher method will be effectual, or both will be resisted. The Duke says he remembers very well my telling him the words cannot trust his army, fyc., before his grace saw Mr. Grenville.1 927. TO THE HON. H. S. CONWAY. Arlington Street, June 5, 1764. You will wonder that I have been so long without giving you any signs of life; yet, though not writing to you, I have been employed about you, as I have ever since the 21st of April; a day your enemies shall have some cause to remember. I had writ nine or ten sheets of an Answer or Counter-Address to the 'Address to the Public, ' when I received the enclosed mandate.' You will see my masters order me, as a subaltern of the Exchequer, to drop you and defend them--but you will see too, that, instead of obeying, / hare...
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