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" Pitt was then one of the poor; and to him Heaven directed a portion of the wealth of the haughty Dowager. She left him a legacy of ten thousand pounds, in consideration of " the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England, and to... "
The gallery of portraits: with memoirs ... - Page 56
by Arthur Thomas Malkin, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1837
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The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 6

Hugh Chisholm - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1910
...the age of ninety, left him a legacy of £10,000 as an " acknowledgment of the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England and to prevent the ruin of his country " As her hatred was known to be at least as strong as her love, the legacy was probably as much a mark...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and ...

Hugh Chisholm - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1910
...age of ninety, left him a legacy of £10,000 as an " acknowledgment of the noble defence he had inadc for the support of the laws of England and to prevent the ruin of his country " As her hatred was known to be at least as strong as her love, the legacy was probably as much a mark...
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The Life of William Pitt: Earl of Chatham

Basil Williams - Great Britain - 1913
...£10,000 to * William Pitt of the Parish of St. James, within the Liberty of Westminster, Esq., . . . upon account of his merit in the noble defence he has made of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country.' In addition to this she made him co-heir...
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John and Sarah, Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, 1660-1744: based on ...

Stuart Johnson Reid, Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill Marlborough (Duke of) - Great Britain - 1914 - 526 pages
...Northamptonshire, stating that she had done so " on account of his merit in the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England and to prevent the ruin of his country." The political prescience of 1 Blenheim Papers. the Duchess, as well as her patriotism, are apparent...
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Historical Essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1921 - 501 pages
...Dowager. She left him a legacy of ten thousand pounds, in consideration of "the noble defense he had made for the support of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country." The will was made in August. The Duchess died in October. In November Pitt was a courtier. The Pelhams...
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The Life of William Pitt, Volume 1: Earl of Chatham

Basil Williams - Biography & Autobiography - 1966
...within the Liberty of Westrrinster, Esq upon account of his merit in the noblr defence he has made of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country.' In addition to this she made hiin co-heir presumptive to part of her estates. Her daughter Anna, Countess...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 66

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - 1840
...died, leaving him a legacy ' of 10,OOO£. on account of his merit in the noble defence he has made of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country. * We do not find in the debates, nor in the meagre biographies of Lord Chatham, anything quite justifying...
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Henry Fielding, Political Writer: A Political Writer

Thomas R. Cleary - Biography & Autobiography - 1984 - 347 pages
...brilliant diamond Ring" and to the impecunious William Pitt £10,000 for "his Merit in the noble Defense he has made for the Support of the Laws of England, and to prevent the Ruin of his Country." I have suggested the eulogy of Chesterfield in Joseph Andrews indicates Fielding's continuing closeness...
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The North American Review, Volume 14

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1822
...£10,000 from Sarah, the celebrated dutchess of Marlborough, on account of ' the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England and to prevent the ruin of his country.' Before entering into parliament, Mr Pitt became a resident of Lincoln's inn in the spring of 1780,...
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wiliam pitt earl of chatham

...Dowager. She left him a legacy of ten thousand pounds, in con- 30 sideration of "the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England and to prevent the ruin of his country." The will was made in August. The Duchess died in October. In November Pitt was a courtier. The Pelhams...
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