George Selwyn and His Contemporaries, with Memoirs and Notes Volume 1

George Selwyn and His Contemporaries, with Memoirs and Notes Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...He attributed the present claim to a disappointment which the plaintiff had sustained by not receiving a legacy from the Duke. "The Judge left the Jury to decide whether the Duke had promised to remunerate Mr. Fuller for his services, as in that case he could recover a moderate reward for his assistance. The Jury retired from the box, and on their return', found for the plaintiff--Damages seven thousand five hundred pounds." VOL. I. P celebrity, of one thousand pounds each. The will contained no less than twenty-five codicils, and the legacy-duty alone is said to have amounted to one hundred and twenty thousand pounds. On the 31st of December the duke's remains were privately interred under the communion-table in a vault in the chancel of St. James's Church, Piccadilly. They were attended to the grave by his executor, Mr. Douglas, and were accompanied by all the male domestics attached to the duke's household. THE EARL OF MARCH TO GEORGE SELWYN. Seymour Place, 20th October, 1762. MY DEAR GEORGE, I Have received all your letters. You make me wish very much to be with you, but I scarce think it will be possible, though I should like to come, were I to stay but a week. The Rena has not quite fixed her setting out, but I believe it will be in ten days at furthest. As to any news from here concerning politics, or the administration, you are sure to have better A beautiful Italian woman, the mistress of Lord March. Horace Walpole writes to General Conway, from Strawberry Hill, 9th September, 1762, "I have had Lord March and the Rena here for one night, which does not raise my reputation in the neighbourhood, and may usher me again into the North Briton." Lord March, as will be seen by the subsequent correspondence, entertained a...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557913
  • 9781236557919