The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1 eBook

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REMINISCENCES OF THE COURTS OF GEORGE THE FIRST AND SECOND.

CHAPTer 1.—­67 Motives to the Undertaking-Precedents-George the First’s Reign-a Proem to the History of the Reigning House of Brunswick-The Reminiscent introduced to that Monarch-His Person and Dress-The Duchess of Kendal-her Jealousy of Sir Robert Walpole’s Credit with the King-the Intrigues to displace him, and make Bolingbroke Minister

Chapter 2.—­73 Marriage of George the First, while Electoral Prince, to the Princess Sophia Dorothea-Assassination of Count Konigsmark-Separation from the Princess-Left-handed espousal-Piety of the Duchess of Kendal-Confinement and Death of Sophia Dorothea in the Castle of Alden-French Prophetess-The King’s Superstition-Mademoiselle Schulemberg-Royal Inconsistency-Countess of platen-Anne Brett-Sudden Death of George the First

Chapter 3.—­79 Quarrel between George the First and his Son-Earl of Sunderland-Lord Stanhope-South Sea Scheme-Death of Craggs-Royal Reconcilement-Peerage Bill Defeated-Project for seizing the Prince of Wales and conveying him to America-Duke of Newcastle-Royal Christening-Open rupture-Prince and Princess of Wales ordered to leave the Palace

CHAPtER 4.—­83 Bill Of Pains and Penalties against Bishop Atterbury-Projected Assassination of Sir Robert Walpole-Revival of the Order of the Bath-Instance of George the First’s good-humoured Presence of Mind

Chapter 5.—­86
Accession of George the Second-Sir Spencer Compton-Expected
Change in Administration-Continuation of Lord Townshend -and
Sir Robert Walpole by the Intervention of Queen Caroline-Mrs.
Howard, afterwards Countess of Suffolk-Her character by
Swift-and by Lord Chesterfield

Chapter 6.—­89
Destruction of George the First’s Will.

Chapter 7.91 History of Mrs. Howard, afterwards Countess of Suffolk-Miss Bellenden-Marriage with Colonel John Carnl)bell, afterwards Fourth Duke of Argyle-Anecdotes of Queen Caroline-Her last Illness and Death-Anecdotes of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough-Last Years of George the Second-Mrs. Clayton, afterwards Lady Sundon-Lady Diana Spencer-Frederick, Prince of Wales-Sudden Removal of the Prince and Princess from Hampton Court to St. James’s-Birth of a Princess-Rupture with the King-Anecdotes of Lady Yarmouth

CHAPTER 8.—­101

George the Second’s Daughters-Anne, Princess of Orange-Princess Amelia-Princess Caroline-Lord Hervey-Duke of Cumberland

Chapter 9.—­103
Anecdotes of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough-and of Catherine,
Duchess of Buckingham

Extracts from the letters of Sarah, duchess of Marlborough, to the earl of Stair, illustrative ofThe reminiscences.” (Now first PUBlished) 111

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