The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 1
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The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 1

By Fanny Burney
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  • THE DIARY AND LETTERS OF MADAME D'ARBLAY
    • With Notes By W. C. Ward, And Prefaced By Lord Macaulay's Essay. Volume 1 (of 3) (1778-1787.)
      • "The Cream Of The Diarists And Memoir Writers"
    • DETAILED CONTENTS PREFACE
    • PREFACE.
    • MADAME D'ARBLAY, BY LORD MACAULAY.
  • DIARY AND LETTERS OF MADAME D'ARBLAY.
    • SECT. 1 (1778.)
    • MISS BURNEY PUBLISHES HER FIRST NOVEL AND FINDS HERSELF FAMOUS.
    • "EVELINA" AND THE MYSTERY ATTENDING ITS PUBLICATION.
    • A FIRST VISIT TO MRS. THRALE AND AN INTRODUCTION To DR. JOHNSON.
    • FANNY BURNEY INTERVIEWS HER PUBLISHER.
    • CONVERSATIONS WITH MRS. THRALE AND DR. JOHNSON.
    • DR. JOHNSON ON SOME "LADIES" OF HIS ACQUAINTANCE
    • A LEARNED MAN ON "EVELINA."
    • CURIOSITY REGARDING THE AUTHOR OF "EVELINA."
    • THE MEMBERS OF DR. JOHNSON'S HOUSEHOLD.
    • ANTICIPATED VISIT FROM MRS. MONTAGU.
    • FANNY BURNEY'S INTRODUCTION TO A CELEBRATED "BLUE-STOCKING."
    • DR. JOHNSON'S COMPLIMENTS AND GROSS SPEECHES.
    • SUGGESTED HUSBANDS FOR FANNY BURNEY.
    • A STREATHAM DINNER PARTY.
    • SECT. 2 (1779)
    • THE AUTHOR OF "EVELINA" IN SOCIETY:
      • SHE VISITS BRIGHTON AND TUNBRIDGE WELLS.
    • A QUEER ADVENTURE.
      • St. Martin's Street, January.
    • AN EVENING AT SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS'S
      • A DEMONSTRATIVE "EVELINA" ENTHUSIAST.
    • FANNY BURNEY'S INTRODUCTION TO SHERIDAN.
    • AN ARISTOCRATIC RADICAL OF THE LAST CENTURY.
    • MR. MURPHY, THE DRAMATIST.
    • A BEAUTY WEEPING AT WILL,
    • MR. MURPHY'S CONCERN REGARDING FANNY BURNEY'S COMEDY.
    • A SCENE ON THE BRIGHTON PARADE.
    • MR. MURPHY CONSIDERS THE DIALOGUE IS CHARMING: A CENSORIOUS LADY.
    • A MILITIA CAPTAIN OFFICIATES AS BARBER.
    • "HEARTS HAVE AT YE ALL."
    • GIDDY MISS BROWN.
    • SOPHY STREATFIELD AGAIN WEEPS TO ORDER.
    • "EVERYTHING A BORE."
    • PROPOSED MATCH BETWEEN MR. SEWARD AND THE WEEPER-AT-WILL.
    • THE FATE OF "THE WITLINGS."
      • FANNY BURNEY to MR. CRISP.
    • "QUITE WHAT WE CALL," AND "GIVE ME LEAVE To TELL YOU."
    • THE CRYING BEAUTY AND HER MOTHER.
    • A BEWITCHING PRODIGY.
    • AT BRIGHTON: A "CURE." THE JEALOUS CUMBERLANDS.
    • AN AMUSING CHARACTER: HIS VIEWS ON MANY SUBJECTS.
    • SECT. 3 (1780-1781)
    • A SEASON AT BATH: MR. THRALE'S DEATH.
    • A YOUTHFUL PRODIGY.
    • LORD MULGRAVE ON THE "SERVICES."
    • SARAH, DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH.
    • THE BYRONS.
    • MR. HENRY WILL BE SO MORTIFIED.
    • ALL THE BEST FAMILIES IN THE NAVY.
    • THE LADY OF BATH EASTON.
    • A FASHIONABLE CONCERT.
    • A BATH ALDERMAN'S RAREE SHOW.
    • FLIGHTY CAPTAIN BOUCHIER.
    • A YOUNG AND AGREEABLE INFIDEL.
    • BALL-ROOM FLIRTATIONS.
    • FURTHER FLIRTATIONS.
    • BATH EASTON AND SCEPTICAL MISS W——
    • CURIOSITY ABOUT THE "EVELINA" SET.
    • ALARM AT THE "NO POPERY" RIOTS.
    • HASTY DEPARTURE FROM BATH.
    • THE GORDON RIOTS.
    • A SUGGESTED VISIT To GRUB-STREET.
    • FANNY BURNEY'S BROTHER IS PROMOTED.
    • THE DEATH OF MR. THRALE.
    • SECT. 4 (1781-2.)
    • MISS BURNEY EXTENDS THE CIRCLE OF HER ACQUAINTANCE.
    • YOUNG MR. CRUTCHLEY RUFFLES MISS BURNEY.
      • Streatham, May.
    • MISS BURNEY SULKS ON.
    • TOO MUCH OF MANY THINGS.
    • A "POOR WRETCH OF A PAINTER."
    • DR. JOHNSON IN A RAGE.
    • THE MISERABLE HOST AND MELANCHOLY GUEST.
    • TWO CELEBRATED DUCHESSES DISCUSSED.
    • MR. CRUTCHLEY IS BANTERED ABOUT HIS PRIDE.
    • MISS SOPHY STREATHIELD IS COMMENTED ON
    • GARRULOUS MR. MUSGRAVE.
    • A PARTING SHOT AT MR. CRUTCHLEY.
    • MANAGER HELIOGABALUS.
    • SISTER AUTHORESSES.
    • A DINNER AT SIR JOSHUA'S, WITH BURKE AND GIBBON.
    • A LETTER FROM BURKE To FANNY BURNEY.
    • MISS BURNEY SITS FOR HER PORTRAIT
    • GENERAL PAOLI.[152]
    • SECT. 5 (1782-3-4-)
    • "CECILIA": A PAEAN OF PRAISE: LAMENTATIONS.
    • AT BRIGHTON AGAIN, THE "FAmous Miss BURNEY."
      • Brighthelmstone, Oct. 26.
    • DR. JOHNSON DOGMATISES.
    • A CUNNING RUNAWAY HEIRESS.
    • DR. JOHNSON A BORE.
    • MISS BURNEY WILL NOT BE PERSUADED TO DANCE.
    • DR. JOHNSON HELD IN GENERAL DREAD.
    • SHORT, FAT, HANDSOME MISS MONCKTON: DUCAL INDIFFERENCE.
    • MISS MONCKTON'S ASSEMBLY: SACQUES AND RUFFLES.
    • AT MISS MONCKTON'S: "CECILIA" EXTOLLED BY THE "OLD WITS," AND BY BURKE.
    • A WRITER OF ROMANCES.
    • MRS. WALSINGHAM.
    • MRS. SIDDONS.
    • DR. JOHNSON'S INMATES AT BOLT-COURT.
    • THE TWO MR. CAMBRIDGES IMPROVE UPON ACQUAINTANCE.
    • THE SHILLING, THE CHAIRMAN, AND THE GREEN-SHOP GIRL.
    • MR. SOAME JENYNS'S EULOGY ON "CECILIA."
    • AN ITALIAN SINGER'S VIEWS OF ENGLAND.
    • RAPTURES OF THE "OLD WITS" OVER "CECILIA."
    • ILLNESS AND DEATH OF MR. CRISP.
    • FANNY BURNEY to MR. CRISP
      • April 12, 1783.
    • DR. JOHNSON ATTACKED BY PARALYSIS.
    • A PLEASANT DAY WITH THE CAMBRIDGES.
    • DR. JOHNSON's HEROIC FORBEARANCE.
    • "SWEET BEWITCHING MRS. LOCKE."
    • MRS. THRALE'S SECOND MARRIAGE.
    • MRS. THRALE to FANNY BURNEY
      • Mortimer-st., Cavendish-sq.
    • FANNY BURNEY to MRS. PIOZZI
      • Norbury Park,
    • MRS. PIOZZI to FANNY BURNEY
      • Wellbeck-st., NO, 33, Cavendish-sq.,
    • A HAPPY HOME.
    • LADY F.'s ANGER AT MRS. PIOZZI'S MARRIAGE.
    • FANNY BURNEY TO MRS. LOCKE.
      • St. Martin's-st.,
    • DR. JOHNSON'S FAILING HEALTH.
    • DR. JOHNSON DYING. HIS DEATH.
    • SECT. 6 (1785-6.)
    • MISS BURNEY IS FAVOURABLY NOTICED BY THE KING AND QUEEN.
    • ROYAL GENEROSITY to MRS. DELANY.
    • FANNY BURNEY TO DR. BURNEY
      • St. James's-place,
    • FANNY BURNEY TO MRS. LOCKE.
      • St. James's-place,
    • A VISIT TO MRS. DELANY.
    • ROYAL CURIOSITY ABOUT MISS BURNEY.
    • AN ANTICIPATED ROYAL INTERVIEW.
    • DIRECTIONS FOR A PRIVATE ENCOUNTER WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY.
    • A PANIC.
      • In the midst of all this, the queen came!
    • "THE KING! AUNT, THE KING!"
    • THE KING CATEGORICALLY QUESTIONS Miss BURNEY.
    • THE QUEEN APPEARS UPON THE SCENE.
    • "MISS BURNEY PLAYS—BUT NOT TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT."
    • A DRAWING-ROOM DURING A FOG.
    • WILL MISS BURNEY WRITE ANY MORE?
    • A MUSICIAN, WITH A PROBOSCIS.
    • GENERAL CONVERSATION: ROYALTY DEPARTS.
      • After this, Mrs. Delany mentioned Madame de la Fite and her son.
    • THE KING AGAIN: TEA TABLE ETIQUETTE.
    • GEORGE III. ON PLAYS AND PLAYERS.
    • LITERARY TALK WITH THE QUEEN.
      • Tuesday, Dec. 20.—1st, summons; 2ndly, entree.
    • THE QUEEN ON ROMAN CATHOLIC SUPERSTITIONS.
    • ON BEING PRESENTED.
    • FANNY BURNEY TO MRS. BURNEY.
      • Windsor, Dec. 17
    • DIRECTIONS FOR COUGHING, SNEEZING, OR MOVING BEFORE THE KING AND QUEEN.
    • DR. BURNEY IS DISAPPOINTED OF A PLACE.
    • A VISIT TO WARREN HASTINGS AND HIS WIFE.
    • A PROPOSAL FROM THE QUEEN.
    • MISS BURNEY ACCEPTS THE QUEEN'S OFFER.
    • FANNY BURNEY TO DR. BURNEY
    • FANNY BURNEY TO MRS. FRANCIS
      • [202]
    • SECT. 7 (1786)
    • MISS BURNEY ENTERS UPON HER COURT DUTIES.
    • THE QUEEN'S SUMMONS.
    • A MILITARY GOURMAND.
    • A SUCCESSION OF VISITORS.
    • THE TEA TABLE OF THE KEEPER OF THE ROBES.
    • EVENING CEREMONIAL IN THE QUEEN'S DRESSING ROOM.
    • THE QUEEN'S TOILETTES.
    • CONGRATULATORY VISITS FROM COURT OFFICIALS.
    • INOPPORTUNE VISITORS.
    • MAJOR PRICE AND COLONEL POLIER.
    • MISS BURNEY'S DAILY ROUTINE AT WINDSOR.
    • THE PRINCESS ROYAL.
    • THE COURT AT KEW: A THREE YEAR OLD PRINCESS.
    • A DRAWING-ROOM AT ST. JAMES'S.
    • ABSENCE OF STATE AT KEW.
    • MISS BURNEY'S FIRST EVENING OUT
    • CASUAL CALLERS TO BE KEPT OFF: A NEW ARRIVAL.
    • THE ROYAL PRINCESSES.
    • ALARMING NEWS.
    • THE ATTEMPT AGAINST THE KING.
    • AGITATION OF THE QUEEN AND PRINCESSES.
    • A PRIVILEGE IS SECURED.
    • THE QUEEN CONTINUES ANXIOUS.
    • SNUFF PREPARER-IN—CHIEF.
    • A SUPPER MYSTERY.
    • LITTLE PRINCESS AMELIA'S BIRTHDAY.
    • THE CIPHER BECOMES A NUMBER.
    • DISPLAY OF LOYALTY AT LITTLE KEW.
    • MISS BERNAR, THE QUEEN WILL GIVE YOU A GOWN.
    • A CROWDED DRAWING-ROOM.
    • THE KEEPER OF THE ROBES IS VERY MUCH PUT OUT.
    • SECT. 8 (1786.)
    • ROYAL VISIT TO NUNEHAM, OXFORD AND BLENHEIM.
    • A JOB'S COMFORTER.
    • THE JOURNEY To NUNEHAM: UNGRACious RECEPTION.
    • A HASTY INTRODUCTION To LADY HARCOURT.
    • APPARITION OF THE PRINCESSES.
    • FROM PILLAR TO POST.
    • "THE EQUERRIES WANT THE LADIES."
    • SUMMONED TO THE QUEEN.
    • A CHECK FOR THE COLONEL.
    • THANKSGIVING SERVICE; AT NUNEHAM.
    • ROYAL VISIT TO OXFORD: RECEPTION BY THE UNIVERSITY.
      • And now for the Oxford expedition.
    • THE ROYAL FAMILY ARE MUCH AFFECTED.
    • THE PRESENTATIONS: RETIRING BACKWARDS.
    • THE COLLEGES VISITED: A STEALTHY COLLATION.
    • RETREATING FROM THE ROYAL PRESENCE.
    • SURPRISED BY THE QUEEN.
    • AT NUNEHAM AGAIN.
    • A LIVELY BREAKFAST INCIDENT.
    • SECT. 9 (1786-7-)
    • COURT DUTIES AT WINDSOR AND KEW.
    • THE MISCHIEF-MAKING KEEPER OF THE ROBES.
    • A TERRACE PARTY.
    • A NERVOUS READER.
    • MISS BURNEY REPINES AT HER POSITION.
    • FANNY BURNEY TO MRS. PHILIPS.
    • MADAME DE GENLIs DISCUSSED.
    • A DISTINGUISHED ASTRONOMER.
    • EFFUSIVE MADAME DE LA ROCHE.
    • A DINNER DIFFICULTY.
    • AN ECCENTRIC LADY.
    • THE WRONG GUEST INVITED.
    • THE PRINCESS ROYAL's BIRTHDAY.
    • ARRIVAL OF A NEW EQUERRY.
    • CUSTODIAN OF THE QUEEN'S JEWEL Box.
    • A LAUDATORY ESTIMATE OF THE QUEEN.
    • TABLE DIFFICULTIES.
    • AN EQUERRY'S DUTIES AND DISCOMFORTS.
    • ROYAL CAUTIONS AND CONFIDENCES.
    • THE QUEEN TIRED OF HER GEWGAWS.
    • A HOLIDAY AT LAST.
    • TEA ROOM GAMBOLS.
    • A DREADFUL MISHAP.
    • "IS IT PERMITTED?"
    • THE PLUMP PROVOST AND HIS LADY.
    • THE EQUERRIES VIOLATE THE RULES.
    • MR. TURBULENT ON COURT ROUTINE.
    • AN EQUERRY ON THE COURT CONCERT.
    • DR. HERSCHFL'S LARGE TELESCOPE.
    • ILLNESS, AND SOME REFLECTIONS IT GAVE RISE TO.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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