A Duke and His Friends, Vol. 1: The Life and Letters of the Second Duke of Richmond (Classic Reprint)


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Whiggism the lady's beauty turned out as surprising as the most romantic novelist could have delighted to feign and, though it would hardly do to predicate ah solute fidelity to SO direct and immediate a descendant of Henri IV. And Charles IL, there can be no doubt that the marriage had a most steadying effect upon the young Lord March, who in 1723 became the young Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny. He was continually falling in love anew with his wife, by whom he had two celebrated sons and several daughters who became reigning beauties - one nearly reigned in earnest. The end of life found Richmond more devoted apparently than ever before to his dearest soul, who survived him barely a year. Their united ages came to no more than ninety-four.

Despite his comparative lack of landed and borough interest, Richmond's family, title, and loyalty to the Brunswick system rendered it easy enough for him to become a county riband and magnate. His affability, kindlier than was the wont of his Species in good King George's golden days, his straightforward honesty, and transparent patriotism, singled him out as a plain man, abnormally trustworthy, and of a solid integrity, among the intriguing caballers and malignant time-servers who fluttered between Court and Cabinet. Richmond had, in short, the inestimable advantage of being a safe Whig without being a party man at all. Walpole, Townshend, Pulteney, Carteret, Hervey, Chesterfield, and the rest evidently regarded him as a safe and creditable pawn, too Simple and upright to be formidable to their combinations. The King believed in him, with tolerable correctness.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Unknown Author


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780331562453

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm

Page Count - 432

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