Another difficulty has been the selection of the letters to be published, there being many which, for family and other reasons, are less suitable for publication. On the other hand, I have tried to carry out the views expressed by Archbishop Whately in a review he wrote of one of Miss Austen's novels, and which are equally applicable to letters. He writes: Let anyone cut out from a work everything which is devoid of importance and interest in itself, and he will find that what is left will have lost more than half its charms. We are convinced that some writers have diminished the effect of their works by being too scrupulous to admit nothing into them which had not some absolute and independent merit.' I have endeavoured to add to the interest of the letters by describing in short notes the persons referred to - either the persons who were in intimate relation with Lady Granville, or those about whom the reader might like to know something. The descriptive notes only occur the first time any one is mentioned.
Lady Harriet Cavendish was the youngest daughter of the fifth Duke of Devonshire. Before she came of age she lost her mother, the beautiful Duchess. There are some letters extant.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Harriet Granville
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780265935149
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm
Page Count - 456
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