Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, Or Dormant, Volume 3

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George Edward Cokayne
G. Bell & sons, 1890 - Nobility

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Page 164 - House resulted in a resolution 'that no patent of honour, granted to any Peer of Great Britain who was a Peer of Scotland at the time of the Union, can entitle such Peer to sit and vote in Parliament, or to sit upon the trial of Peers'.
Page 352 - Harry, you saw Lord Deskfoord * at Geneva ; don't you like him ? He is a mighty sensible man. There are few young people have so good understandings. He is mighty grave, and so are you ; but you can both be pleasant when you have a mind. Indeed, one can make you pleasant, but his solemn Scotchery is a little formidable : before you I can play the fool from morning to night, courageously.
Page 152 - He was the finest gentleman in the voluptuous court of Charles the Second, and in the gloomy one of King William. He had as much wit as his first master, or his contemporaries, Buckingham and Rochester ; without the royal want of feeling, the Duke's want of principles, or the Earl's want of thought.
Page 169 - Department, was a Man of elegant Manners, and wanted neither Ability, nor Attention to public Business : but, his natural Endowments, however solid, did not rise above Mediocrity. He had owed his political, as well as personal Elevation in Life, more to his good Sense, Penetration, Suavity, and Address, than to any intellectual Superiority. At St. James's he was more at Home, than at Westminster; and might rather be esteemed an accomplished Courtier, than a superior Minister.
Page 28 - He sets up for a critic in conversation, makes jests, and loves to laugh at them ; takes a great deal of pains in his office, and is in a fair way of rising at court.
Page 151 - Dorset, was, to all intents, principles, and purposes, another man; his person beautiful, and graceful, and vigorous ; his wit pleasant, sparkling, and sublime; and his other parts of learning, and language, of that lustre, that he could not miscarry in the world. The vices he had were of the age, which he was not stubborn enough to contemn or resist.
Page 48 - ... intention was not carried out only because Lord Liverpool alone altered his opinion3 — an alteration of opinion no doubt only due to prejudice, either in his own mind or the mind of the King, for certainly the weight of authority at that time was all . in favour of the measure. In the Third Report of the Committee of the House of Lords on the Dignity of a Peer...
Page 66 - DKRRY by special charter, dated at Northampton, he was girt with a sword by the king's own hands (being the first of whom in any charter that expression was used).
Page 187 - And therefore we do not only give and grant, unto the said Lady Alice Dudley, the title of Duchess Dudley for her life, in England and other our realms and dominions, with such precedencies as she might have had, if she had lived in the dominions of the sacred empire ; (as a mark of our favour unto her, and out of our Prerogative Royal, which we will not have drawn into dispute ;) but we do also further grant unto the said Lady Katherine, and Lady Anne, her daughters, the places, titles, and precedencies...

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