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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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Sketches and Essays: And Winterslow (essays Written There)

William Hazlitt - 1878 - 466 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 a year, which was the foundation of his subsequent fortune. His figure was beautiful,...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 536 páginas
...probably have raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James II. 's F, f THE honour I received by a letter from your ladyship, was too g ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress of Charles II., struck by these...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1887 - 536 páginas
...probably have raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James II. 's uman capacity can soar to. ... Methinke I see in my mind a noble and ensign of the Guards, the Duchess of Cleveland, then favourite mistress of Charles II., struck by these...
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Letters, Sentences, and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1888 - 327 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...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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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, with the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1892
...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, Sentences and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1892 - 307 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;...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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Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Son and Godson

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1897 - 159 páginas
...than they found him, which was Page to King James the Second's Queen. There the Graces pro10 tected and promoted him ; for, while he was an 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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Letters to His Son, Volumen 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1901
...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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The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, Volumen 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1901 - 502 páginas
...which was Page to King James the Second's Queen. There the Graces protected and promoted him ; tor 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 five thousand pounds, with which he immediately bought...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: During the Reigns of William and ..., Volumen 1

John Heneage Jesse - 1901
...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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