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Side 303 - The Earl of Chatham, with his sword drawn Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham.
Side 99 - Small is the worth Of beauty from the light retired : Bid her come forth, Suffer herself to be desired, And not blush so to be admired. Then die ! that she The common fate of all things rare May read in thee, — How small a part of time they share That are so wondrous sweet and fair.
Side 137 - SHE walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies ; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes : Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
Side 308 - There is an old saying that if you take care of the pence, the pounds will take care of themselves.
Side 31 - ... advantage of having been born a Whig. His uncle, the sixth Duke of Devonshire, a benevolent magnifico if ever there was one, treated him like a son, giving him the run of Devonshire House and Chiswick ; while Lady Holland, the most imperious of social dames, let him make a second home of Holland House. " I dined with her whenever I liked. I had only to send word in the morning that I would do so. Of course, I never uttered a word at dinner, but listened with delight to the brilliant talk —...
Side 42 - Venables, JG Phillimore, and EV Kenealy. This proved to be the last stage in his progress towards the Woolsack. Lord Granville died at the beginning of 1846, and the change which this event produced in Frederick Leveson's position can best be described in his own quaint words — " My father was greatly beloved by us all, and was the most indulgent parent — possibly too indulgent. Himself a younger son, although I cannot say that his own case was a hard one, he sympathized with me for being one...
Side 94 - Byng," who carried down to 1871 the social conditions of the eighteenth century, declared that nothing could be duller than Devonshire House in his youth. " It was a great honour to go there, but I was bored to death. The Duchess was usually stitching in one corner of the room, and Charles Fox snoring in another.
Side 102 - ... wonder that Lady Chesterfield admitted into her house that good-for-nothing fellow, Count d'Orsay. He was handsome, clever and amusing, and I am aware that in the eyes of some people such qualities cover a multitude of sins. But his record was a bad one. No Frenchman would speak to him because he...
Side 231 - ... gradual decline of patronage in such places as Derby, where the Duke of Devonshire seems to have decided at the end of the forties to make no effort to keep up his interest. Thus in 1846 he wrote to his nominee, Frederick Leveson-Gower : 'I am so very happy that you are pleased [to become member], and your letter has gratified me very much. It is quite true that you are the only person to whom I should consent to prolong that sort of interest with Derby.