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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
by William Makepeace Thackary
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CONTENTS
My Dear Lord,
Preface.
Book I. The Early Youth of Henry Esmond, Up to the Time of His Leaving Trinity College, in Cambridge.
Chapter I. An Account of the Family of Esmond of Castlewood Hall.
Chapter II. Relates How Francis, Fourth Viscount, Arrives At Castlewood.
Chapter III. Whither in the Time of Thomas, Third Viscount, I Had Preceded Him As Page to Isabella.
Chapter IV. I Am Placed Under a Popish Priest and Bred to That Religion.-- Viscountess Castlewood.
Chapter V. My Superiors Are Engaged in Plots for the Restoration of King James II.
Chapter VI. The Issue of the Plots.--the Death of Thomas, Third Viscount of Castlewood; and the Imprisonment of His Viscountess.
Chapter VII. I Am Left At Castlewood an Orphan, and Find Most Kind Protectors There.
Chapter VIII. After Good Fortune Comes Evil.
Chapter IX. I Have the Small-pox, and Prepare to Leave Castlewood.
Chapter X. I Go to Cambridge, and Do But Little Good There.
Chapter XI. I Come Home for a Holiday to Castlewood, and Find a Skeleton in the House.
Chapter XII. My Lord Mohun Comes Among Us for No Good.
Chapter XIII. My Lord Leaves Us and His Evil Behind Him.
Chapter XIV. We Ride After Him to London.
Book II. Contains Mr. Esmond's Military Life, and Other Matters Appertaining to the Esmond Family.
Chapter I. I Am in Prison, and Visited, But Not Consoled There.
Chapter II. I Come to the End of My Captivity, But Not of My Trouble.
Chapter III. I Take the Queen's Pay in Quin's Regiment.
Chapter IV. Recapitulations.
Chapter V. I Go on the Vigo Bay Expedition, Taste Salt-water and Smell Powder.
Chapter VI. The 29Th December.
Chapter VII. I Am Made Welcome At Walcote.
Chapter VIII. Family Talk.
Chapter IX. I Make the Campaign of 1704.
Chapter X. An Old Story About a Fool and a Woman.
Chapter XI. The Famous Mr. Joseph Addison.
Chapter XII. I Get a Company in the Campaign of 1706.
Chapter XIII. I Meet an Old Acquaintance in Flanders, and Find My Mother's Grave and My Own Cradle There.
Chapter XIV. The Campaign of 1707, 1708.
Chapter XV. General Webb Wins the Battle of Wynendael.
Book III. Containing the End of Mr. Esmond's Adventures in England.
Chapter I. I Come to an End of My Battles and Bruises.
Chapter II. I Go Home, and Harp on the Old String.
Chapter III. A Paper Out of the "Spectator."
Chapter IV. Beatrix's New Suitor.
Chapter V. Mohun Appears for the Last Time in This History.
Chapter VI. Poor Beatrix.
Chapter VII. I Visit Castlewood Once More.
Chapter VIII. I Travel to France and Bring Home a Portrait of Rigaud.
Chapter IX. The Original of the Portrait Comes to England.
Chapter X. We Entertain a Very Distinguished Guest At Kensington.
Chapter XI. Our Guest Quits Us As Not Being Hospitable Enough.
Chapter XII. A Great Scheme, and Who Balked It.
Chapter XIII. August 1St, 1714.

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