The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4 eBook

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(31) Paul Sandby, the well-known artist in water-colours, was brother to Thomas Sandby, who was professor of architecture in the Royal Academy of London.-E.

(32) Afterwards Sir William Chambers, author of the well-known “Treatise on Civil Architecture;” a “Dissertation on Oriental Gardening,” etc.  In 1775, he was appointed to superintend the building of Somerset-house, in the Strand.-E.

(33) In the early part of this year, Walpole’s house in Arlington-street was broke open, without his servants being alarmed; all the locks forced off his drawers, cabinets, etc. their contents scattered about the rooms, and yet nothing taken away.  In her letter of the 3d of April, Madame du Deffand says, “Votre aventure fait tenir ici toute sorte de propos:  les uns disent que l’on vous soup`connait d’avoir une correspondence secr`ete avec M. de Choiseul.-E.

Letter 23 To The Rev. Mr. Cole.  Arlington Street, May 29, 1771. (page 46)

Dear Sir, I have but time to write you a line, that I may not detain Mr. Essex, who is so good as to take charge of this note, and of a box, which I am sure will give you pleasure, and I beg may give you a little trouble.  It contains the very valuable seven letters of Edward the sixth to Barnaby Fitzpatrick.  Lord Ossory, to whom they belong, has lent them to me to print, but to facilitate that, and to prevent their being rubbed or hurt by the printer, I must entreat your exactness to copy them, and return them with the copies.  I need not desire your particular care; for you value these things as much as I do, and will be able to make them out better than I can do, from being so much versed in old writing.  Forgive my taking this liberty with you, which, I flatter myself, will not be disagreeable.  Mr. Essex and Mr. Tyson dined with me at Strawberry Hill; but could not stay so long as I wished.  The party would have been still more agreeable if you had made a fourth.  Adieu! dear Sir, yours ever.

Letter 24 To The Rev. Mr. Cole.  Arlington Street, June 11, 1771. (page 47)

You are very kind, dear Sir, and I ought to be, nay, what is more, I am ashamed of giving you so much trouble; but I am in no hurry for the letters.  I shall not set out till the 7th of next month, And it will be sufficient if I receive them a week before I set out.  Mr. C. C. C. C. is very welcome to attack me about a Duchess of Norfolk.  He is even welcome to be in the right; to the edification I hope of all the matrons at the Antiquarian Society, who I trust will insert his criticism in the next volume of their Archaeologia, or Old Women’s Logic; but, indeed, I cannot bestow my time on any more of them, nor employ myself in detecting witches for vomiting pins.  When they turn extortioners like Mr. Masters,(34) the law should punish them, not only for roguery, but for exceeding their province, which our ancestors

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