A Selection Form the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont, in the Possession of the Right Honble George Henry Rose Sir, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1831 - Great Britain
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Page xc - Cochrane's conduct favourably, that "he had always acted in conjunction with Sir Patrick Hume, who is proved by the subsequent events, and indeed by the whole tenor of his life and conduct to have been uniformly sincere and zealous in the cause of his country.
Page 91 - ... em ; and that he must have come into the closet through thorns and briers, with his face all scratched ; whereas he chose to strew the way with roses, and that he would not be a loser by his place, if he was to come out of it after March next come twelvemonth, nor even then above .362000. loser.
Page 91 - It was he who first, since the Revolution, made that office a post of active exertion. Only a few years before, the Duke of Shrewsbury had given as a reason for accepting it, that it was a place where a man had business enough to hinder him from falling asleep, and not enough to keep him awake ! Chesterfield, on the contrary, left nothing undone, nor for others to do.
Page 186 - Majesty, and not himself, he desired, that whenever he found his service not agreeable, or not useful to him, he might take the liberty to resign the seals, without it being taken for an affront or disgust at the particular time...
Page 219 - In October 1747 Chesterfield told Marchmont that he did not know where the Government lived. There was no Government ; they met, and talked, and then said. Lord ! it is late ; when shall we meet to talk over this again ? In that same month, the differences between Newcastle and his brother were so extreme that they could not speak to each other without falling into a passion, and actually declined to meet. The leader in the House of Commons would not see the leader in the House of Lords. Pelham and...
Page xxxii - William at the same time vouchsafed to him an addition to his armorial bearings, " an orange proper ensigned, with an imperial crown, to be placed in a surtout in his coat of arms in all time coming, as a lasting mark of his majesty's royal favour to the family of JPolwarth, and in commemoration of his lordship's great affection to his said majesty.
Page xlvi - Lordship was held by his contemporaries, may be judged of by his close and intimate friendship with Lord Cobham (who gave his bust a place in the Temple of Worthies, at Stow) and Sir William Wyndham, and by the mention of him in Pope's well-known inscription in his grotto at Twickenham— " There the bright flame was shot through Marchmont's soul...
Page civ - Treasury, of the money thus received from the Earl of Glasgow. So that in a few months thereafter, when they obtained certificates from the Lords of the Treasury of what was due to them on account of arrears of pensions and salaries, some of them had no regard at all, and others only in part, to what they had received from the Earl of Glasgow. And being thus entituled to the full of their arrears out of the Equivalent, many were consequently twice paid in whole or in part.
Page 187 - there was no plan ; and, in differences of opinion, the King bid them do what they thought fit, and continued very indolent, saying that it signified nothing, as his son, for whom he did not care a louse, was to succeed him, and would live long enough to ruin us all ; so that there was no government at all.
Page 239 - Fripon,' and wished he was Cham of Tartary ; that he, Lord Chesterfield, had told the King he wished so too ; but as he was King of Prussia, the more he was a