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OF

THE COURT OF ENGLAND

FROM THE

REVOLUTION IN 1688

TO THE

DEATH OF GEORGE THE SECOND.

14023

BY JOHN HENEAGE JESSE.

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 Her Majesty.

1843.
Mer

1895

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

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

CONTENTS

OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

JOHN SHEFFIELD,

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.

CHAPTER I.

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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