Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, Or Dormant, Volume 8

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George Edward Cokayne
G. Bell & sons, 1898 - Nobility

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Page 128 - Ireland, by the force of a wonderful constitution, has some years passed his grand climacteric, without any visible effects of old age, either on his body or his mind; and in spite of a continual prostitution to those vices, which usually wear out both. His behaviour is in all the forms of a young man at five-and-twenty.
Page 530 - I grew so rich that I was sent By a pocket borough into Parliament. I always voted at my party's call, And I never thought of thinking for myself at all. I thought so little, they rewarded me, By making me the Ruler of the Queen's Navee ! Chorus: He thought so little, etc.
Page 67 - He was a man of a pleasant and companionable wit and conversation ; of an universal jollity; and such a license in his words, and in his actions, that a man of less virtue could not be found...
Page 94 - Privileges have reported that "neither the said Letters Patent, nor the said Letters Patent with the usual Writ of Summons issued in pursuance thereof, can enable the Grantee to sit and vote in Parliament.
Page 51 - The Lord Delamere whom he had used ill had treated him with much more regard than the other two Lords to whom he had been kind, and from whom he might better have expected it.
Page 159 - That now both parties shun him. See yon old, dull, important Lord, Who at the long'd-for money-board Sits first, but does not lead : His younger brethren all things make ; So that the Treasury's like a snake, And the tail moves the head.
Page 104 - He dismissed Hell with costs, And took away from orthodox members of the Church of England Their last hope of everlasting damnation.
Page 44 - ... abusive on all who connected with his brother's enemies, — nobody so ready to connect with them for the least flattery, which he loved next to money, indeed he never entirely forgave Lord Bath for being richer. His mind was a strange mixture of sense, allayed by absurdity, wit by mimicry, knowledge by buffoonery, bravery by meanness, honesty by selfishness, impertinence by nothing."1 In 1753, describing, on some occasion, the different manners of speaking ill...
Page 220 - Tall, with immense embonpoint, and not proportionately strong legs ; he holds himself in such a way that one is always afraid he will tumble over backwards ; very bald, and not a very intelligent face : one can see that eating, drinking, and sensual pleasure, are everything to him.

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