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- The Diary and Letters of Madam D'Arblay Volume 2 - 1/120 -


THE DIARY AND LETTERS OF MADAME D'ARBLAY (FRANCES BURNEY.)

WITH NOTES BY W. C. WARD, AND PREFACED BY LORD MACAULAY'S ESSAY.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. 2. (1787-1792.)

WITH AN ENGRAVING OF GEORGE III., QUEEN CHARLOTTE, AND THEIR FAMILY.

LONDON: VIZETELLY & CO., 16, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN. 1891.

PRINTED BY J. S. VIRTUE & COMPANY, LONDON, CITY ROAD.

10. (1787) COURT DUTIES AT ST. JAMES'S AND WINDSOR --9-48

The Queen's Birthday Drawing Room--A Serious Dilemma--Counsels of a Court Official--Mr. Turbulent's Anxiety to Introduce Mr. Wellbred--Colonel Wellbred is received at Tea--Eccentric Mr. Bryant--Mr. Turbulent in a New Character--Bantering a Princess- -Mr. Turbulent meets with a Rebuff--A Surprise at the Play--The King's Birthday--The Equerries: Colonel Manners--The Duchess de Polignac at Windsor--Colonel Manners' Musical Accomplishments- -Mrs. Schwellenberg's "Lump of Leather"--Mrs. Schwellenberg's Frogs--Mr. Turbulent's Antics.

11 (1787-8) COURT DUTIES: SOME VARIATIONS IN THEIR ROUTINE--49-85

Meeting of the two Princes--Bunbury, the Caricaturist--Mrs. Siddons proves disappointing on near acquaintance--Mr. Fairly's Bereavement--Troublesome Mr. Turbulent--A Conceited Parson--Mr. Turbulent becomes a Nuisance--Dr. Herschel and his Sister--Gay and Entertaining Mr. Bunbury--The Prince of Wales at Windsor again--False Rumours of Miss Burney's Resignation--Tyrannical Mrs. Schwellenberg--Mrs. Schwellenberg's Capriciousness--New Year's Day--Chatty Mr. Bryant again--Dr. Johnson's Letters to Mrs. Thrale discussed--A Pair of Paragons--Mr. Turbulent's Self Condemnation--Miss Burney among her Old Friends--Some Trivial Court Incidents.

12 (1788) THE TRIAL OF WARREN HASTINGS--86-153

Westminster Hall at the opening of the Hastings Trial--Warren Hastings appears at the Bar--The Lord Chancellor's Speech--The Reading of the Charges commenced--An Old Acquaintance--William Windham, Esq., M.P.--Windham inveighs against Warren Hastings- -Miss Burney Battles for the Accused--A Wearied M.P.--Mr. Crutchley reappears--Mr. Windham discusses the Impeachment- -Windham affects to commiserate Hastings--Miss Burney is again present at Hastings's Trial--Burke's Speech in support of the Charges--Further Conversation with Mr. Windham--Miss Fuzilier likely to become Mrs. Fairly--The Hastings Trial again: Mr. Fox in a Rage--Mrs. Crewe, Mr. Burke and Mr. Windham--Miss Burney's Unbiassed Sentiments--Burke and Sheridan meet with Cold Receptions--At Windsor again--Death of Mrs. Delany--The

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Hastings Trial and Mr. Windham again--"The Queen is so kind"-- Personal Resemblance between Windham and Hastings--Death of Young Lady Mulgrave--Again at Windsor--Another Meeting with Mr. Crutchley--Mr. Turbulent's troublesome Pleasantries--Colonel Fairly and Second Attachments.

13. (1788) ROYAL VISIT TO CHELTENHAM--154--219

The Royal Party and their Suite--Loyalty not Damped by the Rain- -Arrival at Fauconberg Hall--The Tea-Table Difficulty--A t`ete-`a-t`ete wit" Colonel Fairly--The King's Gentlemen and the Queen's Ladies--Royalty Crowded at Fauconberg Hall--At the wells--Conversation and Flirtation with Colonel Fairly--Miss Burney meets an old Friend--Colonel Fairly again--A Visit to miss Palmer--"Original Love Letters"--The Founder of Sunday Schools criticised--On the Walks--An Unexpected Visitor-- Courts and Court Life--The Vindictive Baretti--speculations upon Colonel Fairly's Re-marrying--Colonel Fairly again presents Himself--The Colonel and the "Original Love Letters"--The Gout and the Love Letters again--A Dinner with Colonel Fairly and Miss Planta--Royal Concern for the Colonel's Gout--young Republicans Converted--The Princes' Animal Spirits--The Duke of York: Royal Visit to the Theatre--An uncourtly visitor--Mr. Fairly reads "Akenside" to Miss Burney--The Doctor's Embarrassment--From Grave to Gay--A Visit to Worcester--The Queen and Mr. Fairly--Mr. Fairly Moralizes--Major Price is tired of Retirement--The Return to Windsor--At Windsor again: The Canon and Mrs. Schwellenberg-- Compliments from a famous Foreign Astronomer--The Prince eyes miss Burney curiously--Colonel manners's Beating--mr. Fairly is Discussed by his Brother Equerries--Baron Trenck: Mr. Turbulent's Raillery--Amiable Mrs. Schwellenberg again--A Royal Joke--Colonel Goldsworthy's Breach of Etiquette--Illness of Mrs. Schwellenberg- -General Grenville's Regiment at Drill.

14. (1788-9) THE KING'S ILLNESS--220-299

Uncertain State of the King's Health--The King complains of Want of Sleep--Distress of the Queen--First Outburst of the King's Delirium--An Anxious Night--The King's Delirious Condition-The King refuses to see Dr. Warren--The Queen's anxiety to hear Dr. Warren's opinion--The Queen removes to more distant Apartments--A Visit from Mr. Fairly--The King's Night Watchers--A Change in Miss Burney's Duties--Mr. Fairly Succeeds in Soothing the King--New Arrangements--The Princess Augusta's Birthday-- Strange Behaviour of the First Gentleman in Europe--Stringent New Regulations--Mrs. Schwellenberg is back again--Public Prayers for the King decided upon--Sir Lucas Pepys On the King's Condition- Further Changes at the Lodge--Mr. Fairly and the Learned Ladies-- Reports on the King's Condition--Mr. Fairly thinks the King

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needs Stricter Management--Mr. Fairly wants a Change--Removal of the King to Kew determined upon--A Privy Council held--The Removal to Kew--A Mysterious Visitor--The King's Arrival--The Arrangements at Kew Palace--A Regency hinted at--Mr. Fairly's Kind Offices--Mrs. Schwellenberg's Parlour--A new Physician Summoned--Mrs. Schwellenberg's Opinion of Mr. Fairly--The King's varying Condition--Dr. Willis and his Son--Learning in Women--The Queen and Mr. Fairly's Visits-A Melancholy Birthday--Mr. Fairly on Fans--Mr. Fairly continues his Visits: the Queen again Remarks upon them--The Search for Mr. Fairly--Miss Burney's Alarm on being chased by the King--A Royal Salute and Royal Confidences-- Curiosity regarding Miss Burney's meeting with the King--The Regency Bill--Infinitely Licentious!--Miss Burney is taxed with Visiting Gentlemen--Improvement in the King's Health--Mr. Fairly and Mr. Windham--The King continues to improve--The King's Health is completely Restored.

15. (1789) THE KING'S RECOVERY: ROYAL VISIT TO WEYMOUTH--300-333

The King's Reappearance--An Airing and its Consequences-- Illuminations on the King's Recovery--Mr. Fairly on Miss Burney's Duties--A Visit from Miss Fuzilier--A Command from Her Majesty- -Colonel Manners mystifies Mrs. Schwellenberg--The Sailor Prince--Loyal Reception of the King in the New Forest--The Royal journey to Weymouth--Welcome to Weymouth--The Royal Plunge with Musical honours--"You must Kneel, Sir!"--Royal doings in and about Weymouth--A Patient Audience--A Fatiguing but Pleasant Day--Lulworth Castle--The Royal Party at the Assembly Rooms--A journey to Exeter and Saltram--May "One" come in?--An Excursion to Plymouth Dockyard--A Visit to a Seventy-four--A Day at Mount Edgecumbe--Mr. Fairly on a Court Life--A Brief Sojourn at Longleat--Tottenham Court: Return to Windsor.

16. (1789-90) MR. FAIRLY'S MARRIAGE: THE HASTINGS TRIAL--334-365

Rumours of Mr. Fairly's impending Marriage--A Royal Visit to the Theatre: jammed in the Crowd--In the Manager's Box--Mr. Fairly's Marriage imminent--Court Duties discussed--Mr. Fairly's Strange Wedding--Renewal of the Hastings Trial: A Political Impromptu--An Illbred Earl of Chesterfield--Miss Burney in a New Capacity--The long-forgotten Tragedy: Miss Burnei again as Reader--Colonel Manners in his Senatorial Capacity--A Conversation with Mr. Windham at the Hastings Trial--A Glimpse of Mrs. Piozzi--Captain Burney wants a Ship to go to Court--Captain Burney and Mr. Windham--Mr. Windham speaks on a Legal Point--An Emphatic Peroration-An Aptitude for Logic and for Greek--More Talk with Mr. Windham.

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17. (1790-1) MISS BURNEY RESIGNS HER PLACE AT COURT--366-409

A Melancholy Confession--Captain Burney's Laconic Letter and Interview--Burke's Speech on the French Revolution--An Awkward Meeting--A New Visit from Mrs. Fairly--One Tragedy Finished and Another Commenced--Miss Burney's Resignation Memorial--Mr. Windham Intervenes--An Amusing Interview with Mr. Boswell--Ill, Unsettled, and Unhappy--A Medical Opinion on Miss Burney's Condition--Miss Burney breaks the Matter to the Queen--The Memorial and Explanatory Note--The Keeper of the Robes' Consternation--Leave of Absence is Suggested--A Royal Gift to the Master of the Horse--Conferences with the Queen--Miss Burney determines on Seclusion--The Hastings Trial Resumed: The Accused makes his Defence--Mr. Windham is Congratulated on his Silence-- Miss Burney makes her Report--Prince William insists on the King's Health being Drunk--The Queen's Health--The Procession to the Ball-room: Absence of the Princes--Boswell's Life of johnson--The Close of Miss Burney's Court Duties--Miss Burney's Successor: A Pension from the Queen--Leavetakings--Farewell to Kew--The Final Parting.

18. (1791-2) REGAINED LIBERTY--410-468


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