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Francis Garden


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Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstone : [Sketches?]

Letter to Mrs Macintosh October 3 1796 'Have you read Lord Gardenstone?s Sketches, or detailed observations, I believe they are? It is very much the kind of reading that you like. I never met with one who thought exactly as I do of Shakspear, of David Hume, and of Queen Mary, but he. In politics we should never agree, I am &c., &c.? '

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]      Print: Book


Francis Garden : 'travelling Memorandums'

Lady Harriet Cavendish to her sister, Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 14 November 1807: 'Miss Trimmer [former governess and companion] went out of town yesterday morning and I therefore spent almost the whole day here [at grandmother's London residence]. My grandmother and I had a dinner after our own hearts, a little in style of Cumberland's jew, Egg shells and potatoe skins, but quite enough for people on regimes as strict as ours. We played 5 games at Chess, read above a hundred pages of Forbes' life of Beattie, and 60 of Lord Gardenstone's travelling Memorandums, not a new book but a very entertaining one. Played old songs upon the harpsichord, and before the carriage came to fetch me, were both all but fast asleep upon our chairs.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Georgiana, Countess Dowager Spencer and Lady Harriet Cavendish     Print: Book


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