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" of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best speaker in the House of Commons, and capable of bearing the chief ministry, as it was once thought he was very near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did. "
A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ... - Page 139
by John Burke - 1831
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Excursions from Bath

Richard Warner - Bath (England) - 1801 - 346 pages
...like his father, a pattern of integrity and honesty; the best speaker, according to Bishop Burnet, in the House of Commons, and capable of bearing the...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did. He received the honour of knighthood in 1657, and was made one of the commissioners of the treasury...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 10

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1813
...one of the commissioners of the treasury on May 24, 1667 ; being, as bishop Burnet relates, " a man of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best speaker...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." Yet, as he was too honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelled with the duke of Buckingham,...
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Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and ..., Volume 3

Arthur Collins, Sir Egerton Brydges - Nobility - 1812
...great notions and eminent virtues: ihe best speaker in the house of commons, and capable of bearing ihe chief ministry, as it was once thought he was very...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." However, as he was loo honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelling with the Duke...
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Peerage of England: Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical ..., Volume 3

Arthur Collins, Sir Egerton Brydges - Nobility - 1812
...eminent virtues: the be-t speaker in the house of common", and capable of bearing the chief minisiry, as it was once thought he was very near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." However, as he was too honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelling with the Duke...
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The General biographical dictionary: containing an historical and critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1813
...one of the commissioners of the treasury on May 24, 1667 ; being, as bishop Burnet relates, " a man of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best speaker...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." Yet, as he was too honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelled with the duke of Buckingham,...
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Bishop Burnet's History of his own time: with the suppressed passages of the ...

Gilbert Burnet, Sir Thomas Burnet - Great Britain - 1823
...of the sea very particularly. He had a very able secretary about him, sir William Coventry : a man of great notions and eminent virtues, the best speaker...ministry, as it was once thought he was very near it. The duke found all the great seamen had a deep tincture from their education : they both hated popery...
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Bishop Burnet's History of his own time: with the suppressed passages of the ...

Gilbert Burnet, Sir Thomas Burnet - Great Britain - 1823
...1667. See Wood's Athene Oxon. vol. ii. p. 601, edit. 1692. He was, as bishop Burnet relates, a man of great notions and eminent virtues, the best speaker...bearing the chief ministry, as it was once thought lie was very near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." See Collins's Peerage of England,...
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A Biographical History of England: From Egbert the Great to the Revolution ...

James Granger - Great Britain - 1824
...1667, he was made one of the commissioners of the Treasury. Bishop Burnet observes, that he was " a man of great notions and eminent virtues; the best speaker...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." He engaged in a personal dispute with the Duke of Buckingham, which, terminating in a challenge, he...
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A biographical history of England, adapted to a methodical ..., Volume 5

James Granger - History - 1824
...1667, he was made one of the commissioners of the Treasury. Bishop Burnet observes, that he was " a man of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best speaker...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." He engaged in a personal dispute with the Duke of Buckingham, •which, terminating in a challenge,...
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Bishop Burnet's history of his own time

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1833
...of the sea very particularly. He had a very able secretary about him, sir William Coventry : a man of great notions and eminent virtues, the best speaker...ministry, as it was once thought he was very near it. The duke found all the great seamen had a deep tincture from their education : they both hated popery...
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