Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield
Chesterfield's illegitimate son, Philip Stanhope
, was by all accounts awkward in manner and debilitatingly shy. Chesterfield expended immense effort in the attempt, through a series of advice-letters beginning when Philip was a small child...
By April 1774: Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Son Philip...
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By April 1774
's Letters to his Son Philip Stanhope were posthumously published by his daughter-in-law Eugenia
; her omission of all material relating to herself gave rise to the story that he had not known...