A Narrative of the Minutes of Evidence respecting the Claim of the Berkeley Peerage, as taken before the Committee of Privileges in 1811. Together with the entire evidence of the persons principally concerned. To which are added fac similes of the banns, and register of the marriage [of Frederick Augustus, Earl of Berkeley, and Mary Cole], etc

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Página 274 - That an humble address be presented to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent to...
Página 95 - ... telling her she would pay her stage-coach if she would. She refused, saying she liked to stay in London better. Upon which Miss Tudor asked me if I did not think the girl extremely obstinate ; and that a girl with a good countenance, and dismissed from service without money, would be sure to fall a prey to some man or other. 'In this situation...
Página 96 - Susan herself, dressed out hi all the paraphernalia of a fine lady going to the opera. She took me into her arms, carried me into the parlour and gave me refreshment; began to tear a great many valuable laces of sixteen shillings a yard, to equip me for the opera, and when I was so dressed I looked like a devil. I went to the opera and was entertained with it, and at night returned again to my sister's, and there I found a table well spread; not knowing that my sister ever had any fortune.
Página 275 - House where he was summoned by the King's writ to assist in the council, and of what consequence such a precedent might be to their own privilege and birthright; and then withdrew. And with very little debate the Peers resolved that he should be committed to the custody of the gentleman usher of the Black Rod, there to remain until the House of Commons should bring in a particular charge against him: which determination of the...
Página 96 - Susan's once again ; took up the knocker and gave a loud rap. Who should come to the door, but (as if it had been on purpose) my sister Susan herself, dressed out in all the paraphernalia of a fine lady going to the opera. She took me into her arms, carried...
Página xiv - Cole was denominated a spinster, and that in the minute for the baptism of the child born after this marriage, his lordship in his own hand-writing termed him Lord Dursley, son of the Earl and Countess of Berkeley. The life of her ladyship was traced from the death of her father, through various services, to one which she did not quit till the end of December 1784 ; and evidence was adduced to show that she was not acquainted with his lordship till late in 1785. The name of Augustus Thomas Hupsman...
Página 96 - At that table were Lord Berkeley, Sir Thomas Kipworth, I think a Mr. Marriott, and a Mr. Howarth. The evening went off very dull, and they soon left the place. The next night we went to the play in the same manner and returned in the same manner, and with no other difference than a young barrister, whom I thought agreeable, and if I had been frequently with him should have liked him very much. When they went away, I requested my sister to give me a cheerful evening that we might recount over our...
Página 96 - I took up the knocker ; but recollecting that my mother had given me strict orders never to speak to my sister Susan any more, I laid it down again quietly, and took a turn to reflect upon my disobedience; but when I thought...
Página 87 - ... man might be very naturally expected to pay. By that person you have so described, which of the sisters do you mean so to describe ?—Lady Berkeley. You knew the other to be Mrs. Farren, the wife of the Mr. Farren you knew ?—I cannot say that I knew it at the time; but when I repeated my visit I knew it certainly'; i cannot take upon me to say I knew it that day.

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