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The letters of Horace Walpole, ed. by P. Cunningham


The letters of Horace Walpole, ed. by P. Cunningham

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Excerpt from book: which has occasioned as much reasoning, and consequently as much false reasoning as ever was heard. What is helieved is, that Captain Tollemache, Lady Bridget's husband, is killed in a duel at New York, by a Captain Pennington, on a foolish quarrel about humming a tune. There is strange fatality attends the House of Tollemache: two brothers drowned and a third killed ! My poor niece, Lady Dysart, who is all goodness and good-nature, will be very unhappy, as she was about the last brother ! But indeed if she can love the eldest, it would not be just to be indifferent to the others: though, except the second, I never heard much good of any of them. I know which is the worst. I have seen George twice since his return from Ampthill. You have done him a great deal of good: he was in spirits yesterday: this morning there was a little relapse. He is gone, I believe, to Lady Holland, but returns to-morrow, as his mother is come to town not in a good way. I hope you saw and was delighted with the parody of Burgoyne's Despatch. I never saw more humour, nor better kept up. It is as much admired as it deserves. General Swagger is said to be entrenched at Saratoga, but I question whether he will be left at leisure to continue his Commentaries: one Arnold is mighty apt to interrupt him. Tlmnday morniny. I Am come to town to take possession of Berkeley Square : and your Ladyship's letter of the 9th, which, N.B., I received but yesterday, gives me great hopes of finding you in town. How happy I shall bo if you are, and that I may catch a glimpse of you after dinner! Your Ladyship is most obliging, and I will let the Strawberries know the honour you intended them, but alas! they go into Yorkshire on Wednesday for two months. / shall bo quite content with the party already named o...  
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