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THE

WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY

BY

GRACE AND PHILIP WHARTON

New EDITION WITH A PREFACE

BY

JUSTIN TUNTLY MCCARTHY, M.P”.

And the original illustrations by

H. K. BROWNE AND JAMES GODWIN

TWO VOLS.-- VOL. II.

J. IV. JARVIS E SON
28, King William STREET, CHARING Cross

LONDON, W.C.

1890
K.G.P.

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The Commoners of England. ---Horace's Regret for the Death of his Mother. -

'Little Horace' in Arlington Street.-Introduced to George I.-Charac-

teristic Anecdote of George I.-Walpole's Education.-Schoolboy Days. –

Boyish Friendships. -Companionship of Gray.- A Dreary Doom.-Wal-

pole's Description of Youthful Delights.-Anecdote of Pope and Frederic of

Wales. — The Pomfrets.-Sir Thomas Robinson's Ball.–An Admirable

Scene. - Political Squibs. - Sir Robert's Retirement from Office. — The

Splendid Mansion of Houghton. -Sir Robert's Love of Gardening.–What

we owe to the 'Grandes Tours.' — George Vertue. - Men of One Idea.-

The

Noble Picture-gallery at Houghton.—

The Market Pieces. '—Sir Robert's

Death.-The Granville Faction.—A very good Quarrel. —Twickenham.-

Strawberry Hill. — The Recluse of Strawberry. - Portraits of the Digby

Family. ---Sacrilege.—Mrs. Damer's Models. - The Long Gallery at Straw-

berry.-- The Chapel. —'A Dirty Little Thing.'—The Society around Straw-

berry Hill. —Anne Seymour Conway.-A Man who never Doubted.–Lady

Sophia Fermor's Marriage.-Horace in Favour.-Anecdote of Sir William

Stanhope.-A Paper House.-Walpole's Habits.—Why did he not Marry?

- Dowagers as Plenty as Flounders.'—Catherine Hyde, Duchess of Queens-

berry.-Anecdote of Lady Granville. — Kitty Clive. — Death of Horatio Wal-

pole. - George, third Earl of Orford.—A Visit to Houghton.-Family Mis.

fortunes.- Poor Chatterton.-Walpole's Concern with Chatterton.-Walpole

in Paris.-Anecdote of Madame Geoffrin.—'Who's that Mr. Walpole?--

The Miss Berrys.—Horace's two 'Straw Berries. ' — Tapping a New Reign.

-The Sign of the Gothic Castle.- Growing Old with Dignity.-Succession

to an Earldom.-Walpole's Last Hours. — Let us not be Ungrateful. p.

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