London, New Years’ Day, 1753
My dear friend: It is now above
a fortnight since I have received a letter from you.
I hope, however, that you are well, but engrossed by
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield Biographies (1)
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...