The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Oxford Volume 6

The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Oxford Volume 6

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...--Wright. had sent terms of accommodation, and that your brother told him so; but a strange fatality attends George's news, which is rarely canonical; and I doubt this intelligence is far from being so. I shall know more to-morrow, when I go to town to prepare for my journey on Tuesday. Pray let me hear from you, enclosed to M. Panchaud. I accept with great joy Lady Aylesbury's offer of coming hither in October, which will increase my joy in being at home again. I intend to set out on my return the 25th of next month. Sir Gregory Page has left Lord Howe eight thousand pounds at present, and twelve more after his aunt Mrs. Page's death. Thursday, 10th. I cannot find any grounds for believing that any proposals are come from the Congress. On the contrary, everything looks as melancholy as possible. Adieu! 1519. TO THE COUNTESS OF OSSORY. Strawberry Hill, Aug. 10, 1775. If I am become mysterious, Madam, I must be grown as old as Methusaleh, or by keeping bad company have contracted habits of circumspection, which I always despised. Is it mystery not to notify royal pregnancies? Consider how bourgeois it would be in me to talk of her Highness my niece; there is the source of my reserve. Oh! but a babe of Brunswick to be born at Rome! what an event! very well, Madam, it will be time enough six months hence to talk of that. For my escape, and the valour of my servant, it is a mystery still to myself. I believe a man did intend to rob me one morning as I went to Hanworth, because when I ordered my footman to produce a blunderbuss that was under the seat of the chaise, the fellow galloped off; but if David is intituled in any part in this history that I have suppressed, it is for being such a fool as to bid the man follow the chaise when he...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965701
  • 9781236965707