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" He had no share of what is commonly called parts; that is, he had no brightness, nothing shining in his genius. He had, most undoubtedly, an excellent good plain understanding, with sound judgment. But these alone would probably have raised him but something... "
Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second - Página 407
de Anthony Hamilton (Count) - 1846 - 546 páginas
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Memoirs of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, and of the Court of Queen Anne: 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1839
...have raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James the Second's queen. There the graces protected and promoted him ; for while he was an ensign in the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress of the King, struck by those very...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of ...

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very graces, gave him five thousand...bought an annuity for his life, of five hundred pounds, of my grandfather, Halifax, which was the foundation of his subsequent fortune."* Even at this early...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to ..., Volumen 1

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...Court of Charles," says Lord Chesterfield, " the Graces protected and promoted him ; for while he was ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very graces, gave him five thousand pounds, with which he immediately bought...
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Memoirs of the court of England from ... 1688 to the death of ..., Volumen 1

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...Court of Charles," says Lord Chesterfield, " the Graces protected and promoted him ; for while he was ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very graces, gave him five thousand pounds, with which he immediately bought...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volumen 7

Alexander Pope - 1847
...was page to King James II.'s Queen. There the graces protected and promoted him ; for while he was ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then...bought an annuity for his life, of five hundred pounds a-year, of my grandfather, Halifax ; which was the foundation of his subsequent fortunes. His figure...
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Letters on education

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1847
...have raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James the Second's Queen. There the Graces protected and promoted him...Cleveland, then favourite mistress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very Graces, gave him five thousand pounds, with which he immediately bought...
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Ainsworth's Magazine, Volumen 12

William Harrison Ainsworth - 1847
...guards, these attractions soon opened to him the way to preferment. " The graces," says Chesterfield,• "protected and promoted him; for while he was an ensign...Cleveland, then favourite mistress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very graces, gaye him five thousand pounds, with which he immediately bought...
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Memoirs of John, duke of Marlborough, with his original ..., Volumen 1

William Coxe - 1847
...raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James II. 's queen. Then the graces protected and promoted him ; for while he was an ensign in the guards, the duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress of the king, struck by these very...
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Memoirs of the Duke of Marlborough: With His Original ..., Volumen 1

William Coxe - 1847
...raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James 11. 's queen. Then the graces protected and promoted him ; for while he was an ensign in the guards, the duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress of the king, struck by these very...
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Winterslow: Essays and Characters Written There

William Hazlitt - 1850 - 314 páginas
...probably have raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James II's Queen. There the graces protected and promoted him ; for while he was Ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress of Charles II, struck by these...
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