London, January 10, O. S. 1749.
Dear boy: I have received your letter
of the 31st December, N. S. Your thanks for my present,
as you call it, exceed the value of the present; but
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Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, was perhaps the politest man in an age that took its manners seriously and one of the wittiest in an age that specialized in that rare, volatile, a...