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PUBLIC LY 481064 A

ASTOR. LINOLINO TLDEN FOUNDATIONS

CORRESPONDENCE

OF THE

HON. HORACE WALPOLE.

To RICHARD BENTLEY, Esq.

Wentworth-castle, August. I always dedicate my travels to you. My present expedition has been very amusing : sights are thick sown in the counties of York and Nottingham : the former is more historic, and the great lords live at a prouder distance: in Nottinghamshire there is a very heptarchy of little kingdoms elbowing one another, and the barons of them want nothing but small armies to make inroads into one another's parks, murder deer, and massacre park-keepers. — But to come to particulars : The great road as far as Stamford is superb : in any other country it would furnish medals, and immortalize any drowsy monarch in whose reign it was executed. It is continued much farther, but is more rumbling. I did not stop at Hatfield and

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