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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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Works, Including His Letters to His Son, &c: To which is Prefixed an ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1853 - 647 páginas
...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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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1857 - 609 páginas
...Page to King James the Second's Queen. There the Graces protected and promoted him ; for while lie was an 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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Works of the Camden Society, Volumen 71

1858
...The version given by Lord Chesterfield in his letter to his son dated 18th November, 1718, is that " while he was an ensign of the guards, the Duchess...Cleveland, then favourite mistress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very graces, gave him 5.000/., with which he immediately bought an annuity...
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The Round Table

William Hazlitt - 1869 - 222 páginas
...ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress of Charles II. struck by these very graces, gave him five thousand pounds, with which he immediately bought an annuity of five hundred pounds ayear, which was the foundation of his subsequent fortune. His figure was beautiful,...
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Letters, sentences, and maxims by lord Chesterfield [selected from Letters ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1870
...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...
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Letters written by lord Chesterfield to his son, ed. with notes ..., Volumen 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1872
...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...
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Memoirs of the Duke of Marlborough: With His Original Correspondence ...

William Coxe - 1872
...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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THE BAZAR BOOK OF DECORUM

THE BAZAR BOOK OF DECORUM - 1873
...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...ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favorite mistress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very graces, gave him five thousand pounds,...
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Memoirs of count Grammont, ed., with notes, by sir W. Scott

Anthony Hamilton - 1876
...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 au ensign of the guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress to King Charles II., struck...
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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1876 - 609 páginas
...was Page to King James the Second'? Queen. There the Graces protected and promoted him; for while lie was an Ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mis tress to King Charles the Second, struck by those very Graces, gave him Gve thousand pounds, with...
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