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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