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ancient appears AUTHOR OF JOHN Baron became Berkeley brother Buckingham Castle century Champion Charles coronation coronet Courcy Court Courtenay daughter death died Dixon Duchess Duke of Wharton Dymoke Earl Earldom Edward eldest England English estates extinct father favour fortune France friends gentleman George Hanger Grace Haddon Haddon Hall Hall hand heir heiress Henry Henry VIII honour Horace Walpole House of Courtenay House of Lords House of Peers husband interest Ireland Irish Irish peerage JOHN HALIFAX King knight Knight of Malta Lady Ellenborough land late lived London Lord Charles Townshend Lord Lyttelton lordship Marquis marriage married Mary matter never noble Parliament passed Peerage person present Prince Queen quoth readers reign royal Scrivelsby seat Simon Eyre Sir Bernard Burke Sir George Sir John Sir William story tell Thomas told took Townshend vols volume Walpole wife young
Page 226 - Oh blameless Bethel ! to relieve thy breast ? When the loose mountain trembles from on high, Shall gravitation cease, if you go by ? Or some old temple, nodding to its fall, For Chartres' head reserve the hanging wall ? But still this world (so fitted for the knave) Contents us not.
Page 26 - Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born with whate'er could win it from the wise, Women and fools must like him or he dies; Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke.
Page 108 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage ; Minds innocent and quiet take That for a hermitage.
Page 27 - His passion still, to covet general praise, His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways; A constant bounty, which no friend has made; An angel tongue, which no man can persuade; A fool, with more of wit than half mankind, 200 Too rash for thought, for action too refined...