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OF

THE COURT OF ENGLAND

FROM THE

REVOLUTION IN 1688

TO THE

DEATH OF GEORGE THE SECOND.

BY JOHN HENEAGE JESSE.

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AUTHOR OF

" MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ENGLAND DURING THE REIGN OF

THE STUARTS.”

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,
Publisher in Ordinary to Wer Majesty.

1843.

LONDON:
Printed by S. & J. BENTLEY, Wilson, and Fley,

Pangor House, Shoe Lane.

CONTENTS

OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

JOHN SHEFFIELD,

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.

CHAPTER I.

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The Duke's intellectual character defined. — His birth.
Early habits of study, and subsequent love of pleasure.- A
volunteer in the first naval war with the Dutch in 1666.
-Attempts to take his seat in the House of Lords, but ob-
jected to, on account of his being under age. — Obtains the
favour of Charles the Second and his Courtiers, and befriends
the poet Dryden.- Appointed Gentleman of the Bed-cham-
ber.--Serves a campaign under Turenne.- Pays his addresses
to Princess Anne. Volunteers to command the forces de-
spatched to the relief of Tangier.-Curious anecdote.--Sworn
of the Privy Council on the accession of James the Second.
- Anecdote of the Duke and King William. The Duke's
noble conduct during the London riots. — Gives in his ad-
hesion to King William. - Created Marquis of Normanby.-
Created by Queen Anne Duke of Buckinghamshire.- His
vexation at the honours heaped on the Duke of Marlborough.
-His infidelity and superstition. — His character as a poet.
Neglected by George the Second.-Spring Macky's character
of the Duke. - His three Marriages.— Death in 1721.--His
epitaph on himself.

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