Peerage of England: genealogical, biographical, and historical. Greatly augmented and continued to the present time

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F.C. and J. Rivington [and others], 1812 - England

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Page 450 - Argyll, the state's whole thunder born to wield, And shake alike the senate and the field?
Page 314 - ... his generous preference usually directed to the more obscure members of the company. The simplicity of his manners was far from excluding that perfect urbanity and amenity which flowed still more from the mildness of his nature, than from familiar intercourse with the most polished society of Europe.
Page 412 - Esq. created one of the Knights of the Bath, at the Coronation of King Charles II. He...
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Page 505 - In the succeeding year he was elected one of the Knights Companions of the Most Noble Order of the Garter ; and, in 1467, he was advanced to the title of Earl of Pembroke.
Page 104 - ... the other side, that they routed them in most places, till they had left the greatest part of their foot without any guard at all of horse. But then the foot behaved themselves admirably on the enemy's part, and gave their scattered horse time to rally, and were ready to assist and secure them upon all occasions.
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Page 141 - demanded any marriage portion, neither promise of any, it not being in my consideration ; yet her father, after her marriage, gave me one thousand pounds in gold with her. But that gift of his daughter unto me, I must ever thankfully acknowledge, as the crown of all my blessings ; for she was a most religious, virtuous, loving, and obedient wife unto me all the days of her life, and the happy mother of all my hopeful children, whom with their posterity I beseech God to bless.

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