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A Week in Literary History

September 22nd, 2002

English belletrist Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield (Letters to His Son, 1774) is born in 1694 in London.

Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, b. September 22, 1694, d. 1773

chesterfieldAlthough the priggish Samuel Johnson said that they “teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master,” Lord Chesterfield’s Letters to His Son have survived as a lively and well written guide to life in the eighteenth century. Chesterfield’s wise, frank, and practical advice seems as timely now as it did then.

Suggested Reading Works Letters to His Son, 1774.

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