The Life and Correspondence of Philip Yorke; Earl of Hardwicke, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain Volume . 1
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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...to understand nothing, nor even to guess what anybody means. Last night Lady Heathcote invited us all to breakfast at Ranelagh Garden, but the weather must mend before I venture; for you know I have promised you all to be very careful of my self.... Indeed I want you very much the long nights my Lord stays out. However, let us hear as often as you can, since it makes so great a part of all our pleasure; for be assured wee can never hear too often where wee love so much, nor ever want anything but power to serve you to the height of your wishes. My Lord's kind blessing, with the affectionate wishes of health and safety from your Brothers and Sisters, conclude this vile scrawl from your very affectionate and faithful M. Hardwicke. 1 After a visit home. 8 Wife of Sir John Heathcote, of Normanton, whose son Gilbert, third Baronet, married (1749) Margaret, the Chancellor's daughter. CONTEST WITH LORD GRANVILLE Lord Chancellor to the Duke of Newcastle N. i8, f. 61. Powis House, Monday evening, an hour past 8 May 11, 1744. My Dear Lord, I am this moment come to town, when I found the honour of your Grace's letter. If I had received your commands sooner, I would have taken care to have been here earlier; but really I am now so tir'd and choak'd with dust, and it would be so long before I could put myself into a proper dress to meet a foreign minister1, that I must entreat your Grace to excuse my absence. Besides, it would be very disagreeable to me to meet at a conference where French must be entirely spoken, or else perpetual interruption given by interpreting on my account. The paper8 which you were so good as to send me was extremely to my taste; and I think both the public and ourselves are extremely obliged to your Grace for preparing...
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