George Selwyn: His Letters And His Life

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IN the histories and memoirs of the eighteenth century the name ofGeorge Selwyn often occurs. The letters which he received haveafforded frequent and valuable material to the student of the reignof Ge


orge the Third. A large number of these were published by thelate Mr. Jesse in the four volumes entitled "George Selwyn and hisContemporaries." Except, however, that Selwyn was regarded as thefirst humourist of his time, little was known about him, forscarcely any letters which he wrote had until recently been found.But in the Fifteenth Report of the Historical Manuscript Commissionthere were printed, amongst a mass of other material, more than twohundred letters from his untiring pen which had been preserved atCastle Howard. No one who has had an opportunity of examining theoriginals can fail to recognise the skill and labour with which theCastle Howard correspondence of Selwyn--wanting in most instancesthe date of the year--was arranged by Mr. Kirk on behalf of theCommission. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

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