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Selected Letters of Horace Walpole
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0460007750, Hardcover)Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Excerpt: ... genies and insipid, but force me to exert my faint voice more than I can afford. I am now trying to scratch out a few lines with my muffled hand; and the effort must be accepted in lieu of length. In fact, I am impatient to thank your Ladyship and Mr. Fitzpatrick for his intended offering to the armoury at Strawberry, where it shall be consecrated on the 4th of November, a more solemn holiday there than the 5th. I recollect a story of James I, who, being seized with the colic as he was hunting, stepped into a cottage, and complaining, the good woman of the house recommended a bullet to him to swallow, which she assured him had done wonders, and had often passed through her whole family. I will preserve Mr. Fitzpatrick's present carefully, that so sovereign a medicine may have a chance of returning whence it came; and, in case of need, of going through all the Scots that deserve it. You know, Madam, I can give you no account of new beauties but what I hear: Miss Gore is much admired. Miss Lennox is said to be very well, but no more. Lord Ossory's speech was thought very sensible and proper, and to have no fault but its brevity, which is never charged on speeches that are not liked. Hitherto all goes well for Ireland: I fervently hope the Irish will be as reasonable. Recommend books to you, Madam!--why, the manufacture is lost both in England and France. I believe nothing will be printed soon but ship news; and Wilkes's and Temple Luttrell's speeches, which they print themselves. If Lord Ossory is returned to-day, as I conclude, pray tell him, Madam, that I shall have a gallery of Dusseldorp' for him at the original rate of six guineas. You see, Madam, there was no such miracle in Buckinger La-rrzR 2005.--' La Oalerie Electo- xmnt et figuri de set tableaux, by rale de Duneldorff, ou C...
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