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1853 Excerpt: ... information; adding a violent invective against
the Court, and saying repeatedly, that though there was every
reason to suppose a change, he saw yet no step tending that way.
Last night I was alone some time with Lord Mansfield; he was not
very open, but he spoke hostilely against the Ministers: said,
never was any conduct so bad; that they were disunited and
irresolute; that though they might not wish to bring the business
on, he did not see how they could avoid sending a message on
Wilkes's commitment, and nobody could answer for what might arise:
he therefore thought you should attend; your dignity required it;
there was reason enough to expect business, and there could be no
harm in it. Lord Temple says that he sees no objection to your
coming up, but that it exposes you to conversations, which may lead
to a discovery of your opinions; you may, however, avoid the
discussion, and, let the Court mean what they may, the questions on
Wilkes, his mob, the sailors' mob, and the news from America, which
is worse and worse, will probably occasion business, from which you
would be very sorry to be absent. MR. WHATELY TO MR. GRENVILLE. May
21, 1768. Dear Sir, --It is the opportunity which Lord Temple's
visit at Wotton to-morrow gives me, and not the importance of any
news I can send you, which occasions you this trouble. He will tell
you how very little is stirring, but if we have no anecdotes to
boast of, the Rockinghams have as few to whisper. 'Till now they
say they have always had some little line held out, some appearance
of something, but now all is absolutely shut up, and from that
closeness towards them, they concluded that an opening was made
towards you, not believing it possible that the Court could be
without a shadow of a negotiation. We too, you kno...
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