The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage and Baronetage: Containing the Family Histories of the Nobility (Google eBook)

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Hurst and Blackett, 1859 - Nobility - 870 pages
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Page 128 - MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ., FRS Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II.; comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev.
Page v - Bearings prefixed to the History of each Noble Family, render the work complete in itself and uniform with the Volume of THE PEERAGE, which it is intended to accompany and illustrate. The object of the whole Work, in its two distinct yet combined characters, has been useful and correct information ; and the careful attention devoted to this object throughout will, it is hoped, render the "Work worthy of the August Patronage with which it is honoured and of the liberal assistance accorded by its Noble...
Page 544 - Townshend ; nor of course know what a ferment he was able to excite in everything by the violent ebullition of his mixed virtues and failings. For failings he had undoubtedly — many of us remember them ; we are this day considering the effect of them.
Page 209 - ... of Scotland, Lord Errol ; as one saw him in a space capable of containing him, one admired him. At the wedding, dressed in tissue, he looked like one of the giants in Guildhall new gilt. It added to the energy of his person, that one considered him acting so considerable a part in that very Hall where so few years ago one saw his father, Lord Kilmarnock, condemned to the block.
Page 424 - Inventories were taken of their personal estates ; and the duke's achievement, as knight of the garter, was taken down from St. George's chapel at Windsor. A man of candour cannot, without an emotion of grief and indignation, reflect upon the ruin of the noble family of Ormond, in the person of a brave, generous, and humane nobleman, to whom no crime was imputed, but that of having obeyed the commands of his sovereign.
Page 211 - ... same cheerfulness, to obey the first summons when he was called out; which was quickly after. In a word, he was a man, that whoever shall, after him, deserve best of the English nation, he can never think himself undervalued, when he shall hear, that his courage, virtue, and fidelity, is laid in the balance with, and compared to, that of the lord Capel.
Page 544 - Sir, he was the delight and ornament of this house, and the charm of every private society which he honoured with his presence.
Page 544 - But he had no failings •which were not owing to a noble cause ; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate, passion for fame ; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Page 268 - Montagu, son of Sir Richard Pole, KG, by Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury, sister and heiress of Edward, Earl of Warwick, and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV., and Richard III.
Page 630 - ... within a wreath of laurel ; 2nd, ont of a mural crown or, a dexter arm embowed in armour, the hand grasping a sword, all ppr.

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