Paris ; amounting in all to sixteen or seventeen thousand pounds a year ? Was it his birth ? No, a Dutch gentleman only. Was it his estate ? No, he had none. Was it his learning, his parts, his political abilities and application ? You can answer these... the monthly journal - Page 30by several hands - 1774Full view
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Texas Parkman, Francis Parkman, David Levin - History - 1983 - 1620 pages
...to encourage his son in the pursuit of the graces: "What do you think made our friend Lord Albcmarle colonel of a regiment of Guards, Governor of Virginia, Groom of the Stole, and ambassador to Paris, — amounting in all to sixteen or seventeen thousand pounds a year?...