Collins's Peerage of England: Contains the earls from the commencement of the eighteenth century to the death of George II
F.C. and J. Rivington, Otridge and Son, J. Nichols and Company ... [and 26 others], 1812
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afterwards ancestor Anne appears appointed arms August Baron Bart body born brother buried called castle Charles Chief church coheir command constituted continued court created daughter daughter and heir daughter of Sir death decease December departed died Duke Earl Edward eldest elected Elizabeth England Essex father February Fitz-William four France George grant Harcourt Harley Henry High honour Hugh Ireland issue James January John July June Justice King King's Knight Lady lands late leaving letters lived London Lord Lordship Majesty Majesty's manor March Margaret married Mary mentioned noble North November October Parliament person Philip present Prince Queen received reign returned Richard Robert seat September Sir Henry Sir John Sir Robert Sir Thomas Sir William sister sons succeeded third Thomas took unmarried VIII Viscount Wallop wife
Page 156 - As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies.
Page 447 - To this sad shrine, whoe'er thou art, draw near, Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear: Who ne'er knew joy, but friendship might divide, Or gave his father grief but when he dy'd.
Page 156 - Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite. Eternal smiles his emptiness...
Page 156 - Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, And he himself one vile antithesis. Amphibious thing ! that acting either part, The trifling head, or the corrupted heart ; Fop at the toilet, flatterer at the board, Now trips a lady, and now struts a lord.
Page 484 - Were I ambitious of any other patron than the public, I would inscribe this work to a Statesman who, in a long, a stormy, and at length an unfortunate administration, had many political opponents, almost without a personal enemy ; who has retained, in his fall from power, many faithful and disinterested friends ; and who, under the pressure of severe infirmity, enjoys the lively vigour of his mind, and the felicity of his incomparable temper.
Page 7 - Highness' good liking ; but God forbid that I should make so foul a shipwreck of my conscience, or leave so great, a blot to my poor posterity, to shed blood without law and warrant.
Page 79 - ... tis a soul like thine, a soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, above all pain, all passion and all pride, the rage of power, the blast of public breath, the lust of lucre and the dread of death.
Page 62 - CHARLES the Second by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.
Page 156 - Let Sporus tremble! - What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk? Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys: So well-bred spaniels civilly...