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Horace Walpole"s England as his letters picture it

Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole"s England as his letters picture it

by Horace Walpole

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMason, Alfred Bishop, 1851-1933
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 398 p.
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14714321M

    These two volumes of Horace Walpole's correspondence illustrate the breadth and variety of Walpole's friendships. The rakes, wits, and politicians of Volume 30 are the intimates of his younger days as an active member of the Young Club at White's and of Parliament, although correspondences with George Selwyn and Henry Fox continue until their deaths.   "The Yale edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence is one of the great monuments of modern scholarship Professor W.S. Lewis and his team are mean of great erudition and immense thoroughness The three volu 38 and 39 which have just been published comprise the letters between Horace Walpole, his cousin Henry Seymour Conway, .

      Horace Walpole (), as the youngest son of the powerful Whig minister Robert Walpole, grew up at the centre of Georgian society and politics and circulated amongst the elite literary, aesthetic, and intellectual circles of his day. His brilliant letters and writings have made him the best-known commentator on the rich cultural life of /5(4). Horace Walpole poems, quotations and biography on Horace Walpole poet page. Read all poems of Horace Walpole and infos about Horace Walpole. Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (24 September – 2 March ) was an English art historian, man .

      "The Yale edition of Horace Walpole's correspondence is one of the great monuments of modern scholarship Professor W.S. Lewis and his team are mean of great erudition and immense thoroughness The three volu 38 and 39 which have just been published comprise the letters between Horace Walpole, his cousin Henry Seymour Conway, . Hanoverian troops. Lord Denbigh's bon-mot on his own marriage To Sir Horace Mann, May His uncle Horatio created a peer. Death of Chief Justice Ryder. Opera contest To the Earl of Strafford, June Frightful catastrophe. Madame Maintenon's new Letters and Memoirs. Consternation on the behaviour of Byng


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