ABSTRACT

Whilst Mrs Hungerford was wasting her good advice upon Lady Angelica, Sir James Harcourt, at his toilette, received this day’s letters, which he read, as usual, while his hair was dressing. – Some of these letters were from creditors, who were impatient to hear when his advantageous marriage would be concluded, or when he would obtain that place which had been so long promised. The place at court, as he was this post informed by a private, very confidential letter, under a government cover and huge seal, from his intimate friend, my Lord Skreene, ‘ministers had found themselves under the unfortunate necessity of giving away, to secure three votes on a certain cabinet question.’ /