Letters to his Son, by The Earl of Chesterfield

Table of Contents

Note to this Edition

Special Introduction

1746–1747

1748

1749

1750

1751

1752

1753–54

1756–58

1759–65

1766–71

Editor’s Notes:

The abbreviations O. S. and N. S. relate to the difference between the old Julian calender used in England and the Gregorian calender which was the standard in Europe. In the mid 18th century it is said that this once amounted to a difference of eleven days. To keep track of the chronology of letters back and forth from England to France or other countries in mainland Europe, Chesterfield inserted in dates the designation O. S. (old style) and N. S. (new style).

Only obvious typographical errors have been corrected. The original and occasionally variable spelling is retained throughout.

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