Philip dormer stanhope 4th earl of chesterfield since this was a topic hed covered at length in the letters to his son however lord chesterfield bequeathed . Not originally intended for publication the celebrated and controversial correspondences between lord chesterfield and his son philip dating from 1737 were praised in their day as a complete manual of education and despised by samuel johnson for teaching the morals of a whore and the manners of . The letter to chesterfield february 1755 was samuel johnsons response to what some believed to be lord chesterfields opportunistic endorsement of his a dictionary of the english language. The passage below is an excerpt from a letter written by the eighteenth century author lord chesterfield to his young son who was traveling far from home read the passage carefully. Chesterfields letters to his son the proud lord chesterfield would have turned in his grave had he known that he was to go down to posterity as a teacher
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