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alternate turns in the front of his own mansion ; rational excursions with his phaeton and ponies from the White Horse Cellar to Hyde Park Corner, and sometimes the longer and more laborious journey of Park Lane, Hyde Park, and home. These, with occasional elegant entertainments and accompanying concerts, (to the most brilliant of the sashionable dulcineas and operatic beauties) seem likely to fill the measure of his grace’s sublu. nary enjoyments, and afford him daily opportunity in ruminating upon the various pleasures of thi, Wife, or the uncertainty of the future ; that whether sooner or later
Jummoned to pass “the bourne,” he may exultingly lay his head in mental ease upon the pillow, and in paying the debt of NATURE gratefully exclaim “ value received.
“ Take him for all in all, “We ne'er shall look upon his like
for he was formed in “nature’s nicest mould,” that the world might be taught to estimate perF Ectio N. Under the IN FLU EN ce of his co UN ci Ls, under the weight of his PER so N A L Ex ERT Io Ns that monster REBE LL1 on was subdued beyond the power of renovation, and the BRIT is H NAT I on relieved
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of the creation. The sacred volume of incontrovertible truths has justly taught us to believe, “ the sins of the fathers are wifited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation ;” without searching deeper into the repository of domestic recitals, it becomes applicable only to observe, that one of the ancestors of the present portrait drew upon himself the contempt of the whole kingdom, by negotiating a peace that was universally considered inglorious to the nation, and that a still nearer in the line of affinity, (in the prime of life and univerfally admired for his virtues) unfortunately lost his life in the chase. Succeeding to the family honours even in the days of infancy, the annually accumulating property amounted to an immen
sity at his coming of age ; and