Literature in Letters: Or, Manners, Art, Criticism, Biography, History, and Morals, Illustrated in the Correspondence of Eminent Persons

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James Philemon Holcombe
D. Appleton, 1866 - 520 pages
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Contents

Horace Walpole to H S ConwayVisit to Stowe in Company of
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Hannah More to her Sister Evening with the Turkish Ambassador
71
Dr Beattie to Sir William Forbes cLife in the Week and on Sunday
80
Mrs Adams to Mrs Cranch Description of a London Rout
87
Dr Chalmers to his Daughter Description of a Dinner at the Lord
96
Hugh S Legaré to his Sisters Visit of the Queen of France to Brus
103
Wm H Prescott to Miss Prescott Young Ladies not so much in
109
BOOK THE SECOND
115
Alexander Pope to Edward Blount Humor of Wycherley in his last Ill
118
The Bishop of Rochester to Alexander Pope Written from ParisIn
131
XVII XVIII XIX Correspondence between Mrs Piozzi and
144
Robert Burns to Mrs Dunlop Description of his Wife
154
Dr Franklin to Mrs Hewson Loss of FriendsPeaceRetrospect
160
Hannah More to Mr Harford Description of a DroughtEffect
168
Hannah More to Dr Wilberforce Infirmities of AgeBarley Wood
174
George Washington to Dr John Cochran Bill of Camp Fare
180
Charles Lamb to Bernard Barton Whimsical Description of a
193
Alexander Pope to Teresa and Martha Blount Visit to Hampton Court
196
Horace Walpole to George Montagu Beauty of the Richmond Fire
198
Rev Sydney Smith to Mrs No Affection beyond 78 or below
199
Walter Savage Landor to Lady BlessingtonA mere Touch of Rheu
206
LETTER XRev Robert Hall to W Hollick Feelings on his Recovery from a second
211
Dr James Alexander to Dr Hall Visit to OxfordGeneral Appearance
214
Ilorace Walpole to Richard West Amusements at ParisBurial of
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Thomas Gray to Mr West TurinThe Grande ChartreuseCretins
227
Horace Walpoleto Sir Horace Mann Scotch Rebellion in 1745Progress
311
Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann Execution of the Rebel Lords
321
LETTER XWilliam Strahan to David Hume Wilkes and the Middlesex Elections
329
Rev Dr Mayhew to Hon James Otis Jr Importance of Communica
337
General Washington to Col Lewis Nicola Rebuking a Suggestion com
343
Fisher Ames to George Richards Minot General Washingtons first
353
LETTER XXIV Sir Walter Scott to the Duke of Buccleugh Ride over the Field
364
Margaret Fuller Madame Ossoli to R W Emerson Siege of Rome
372
BOOK THE FIFTH
379
Dr Arbuthnot to Alexander Pope Account of his ConditionExpress
387
Alexander Pope to Mr Steele In ReplySends the famous Ode entitled
393
David Hume to Dr Robertson Entertaining Account of his Reception
406
Hannah More to her Sister Party ProscriptionDinner at the Bishop
430
8 T Coleridge to Joseph Cottle Description of Miss Wordsworth a Sis
439
Robert Burns to Dir Thompson Origin of Scots wha hae wi Wallace
441
Sir Walter Scott to Robert Southey Congratulations on his Appoint
449
Miss Berry to Joanna Baillie In ReplyVindication of her Book
455
Oliver Cromwell to Col Valentine Walton Announces the Death of
465
Hannah More to her Sister Three Requests made by Dr Johnson on
473
John Sheppard to Lord Byron Transmitting a Prayer for Lord Byron
481
Dr Thomas Arnold to Rev Augustus HareDuty of the Clergy toward
488
Rev Dr J M Mason to Capt U S A Advice as to the course
495
Sir W W Pepys to Hannah More Consolations of ReligionBishop
502
Sir W W Pepys to Hannah More Spirit of PrayerJohn Bowdler
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