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ed vale, laid out in beautiful inclofures, and fee the river
Mole winding clofe to the bottom of the mountain, as if it
were direclly under our feet, though it is at a great diftance.
In this charming valley are Burford Lodge, built by Mr.
EckerfaJl, now the feat of Mr. Colvill, and the cottage of
J. Bockett, Efq. called the Grove.

BRANDENBURG HOUSE, a celebrated villa, feated
on the Thames at Hammerfmithf, was originally creeled
about the beginning of the reign of Charles I, by Sir Ni-
cholas Crifpe, Bart, a famous merchant, warrior, and rpy-
alift, who is faid to have been the firft inventor of the art
of making bricks as now praclifed, and to have built this
manfion with thofe materials, at the expeace of near
33,000!. It afterward became the property of Prince Ru-

E;rt, who gave it to his beautiful millrefs, Margaret
ughes, a much admired actrefs in the reign of Chrrles II.

* See the hiftory of this bridge in Lyfoni' Environs, Vol. III. p. 489.

f- TV'S houfc, although it adjoins to, and is generally ettcemed a jv.rt
of Hamnierliukh, is a6luiliy in the Fulhani diviiion of the pariih of Fui-



From her it pafled through feveral hands, till the year
1 748, when it was purchafed by George Bubb Dodington,
afterward Lord Melcombe Regis, who repaired and mo-
dernized the houfe, giving it the name of La Ti appe, from
the celebrated monaftery of that name in France. He like-
wife built a magnificent gallery for ftatues and antiques :
the floor was inlaid with various marbles, and the doorcafe
fupported by two columns, richly ornamented with lapis la-
zuli. In the gardens he creeled an obeli fk to the memory
of his lady, which Thomas Wyndham, Efq. (to whom his,
Lordfhip left this eflate) removed, and it was placed in the
Earl of Ailefbury's park, at Tottenham, in Wiltfhire, i
commemoration of his Majefty's happy recovery in 1789.
It has been fince the property of Mrs. >Sturt, and was pur-
chafed, in 1792, for 8,5000!. by the Margrave of Anfpach,
who having abdicated his dominions, in favour of the
King of Pruffia, receives from that Monarch, a princely
revenue. His ferene highnefs married Elizabeth Dowager
Lady Craven, and fifter of the Earl of Berkeley. The
Margravine's tafte as confpicuous in the improvements and
decorations of the houfe, which are both elegant and mag-
nificent. The ftate drawing-room, which is 38 feet by 23,
and 30 feet in height, is fitted up with white latin, and has
a broad border of Pruflian blue in a gilt frame. At the
upper end is a chair of ftate, over which is placed a pic-
ture of the late Frederic, King of Pruflia, the Margrave's
uncle; the whole covered with a canopy, which is decorat-
ed with a very elegant and rich cornice. The ceiling of
this room was painted for Lord Melcombe, by whom alfo
the very coftly chirnneypiece, reprefenting, in white mar-
ble, the marriage of the Thames and Ifis, was put up.
The antichamber contains feveral good pictures, and fome
very beautiful pieces of needle-work, being copies of paint-
ings by the old matters, wrought in worfteds, by the Mar-
gravine herfelf, in which the fpirit and character of the
originals are admirably preferved. Under the cornice of
this room hangs a deep border of point lace, with which
the curtains aie alfo decorated. The gallery, which is 30.
feet high, zo in width, and 82 in length, remains in the
fame ftate as left by Lord Melcombe, except that the mar-
ble pavement is removed, and the ftaircafe, where the co*
F himns

Jumns flood, in the room of the latter, is a chimneypiece.
The ceiling of the gallery is of mofaic-work, ornamented
with rofes. Two new ftaircafes of ftone have been built,
ami a chapel has been made on the fite of the old ftaircafe,
the walls of which were painted with fcripture fubjeds. In
the hall, on the ground floor, are the following verfes, writ-
ten by Lord Melcombe, and placed under a bufbof Comus:

While rofy wreaths the goblet deck,
Thus Comus fpalce, or feem'd to fpeak:
' This place, for focial hours defign'd,
' May care and bufinefs never find.
" Come every mufe without reftraint,
" Let genius prompt, and fancy paint:
" Let mirth and wit, with friendly ft rife-,
" Chafe the dull gloom that faddens life:
" True wit, that firm to virtue's caufe,
" Refpefts religion and the laws ;
" True mirth, that chearfulncfs fupplics,
" To modeft ea i- s and decent eyes ;
Let thcfe indulge their li velitft fillies, .
" Both fcorn the canker'd help of malicej
*' True to their country and their friend,
" Both fcorn to flatter or offend."

Adjoining to the hall is a library, which opens into the
-ronfervatory ; and, on the oppofite fide, is a writing-cloTet,
where are fome good cabinet pictures, particularly a fine
he-ill, by Fragonard.

Ncrr the water-fide i-s a fmall theatre^ where the Mar-
gravine occafionally entertains her friends with dramatic
exhibitions, and fometimes gratifies them by exerting her
talents, both as a writer and performer, for their amu fo-
ment. This theatre is connected with the dweliing-houie,
by a confrrvatory of 150 feet in length. It is of a curvi-
linear form, and occupies the fite of a colonnade. See

BRASTEAD PLACE, between Sevenoaks and Wef-
urham, in Kent, the elegant villa of Dr. Tuvton.

BRAY, a village in Berks, on the Thames, between
Maidenhead and Windfor, is noted in a famous fong, for
its Vicar, who, according to Fuller, changed his religion
four times, in the reigns of Henry VIII and his three fnc-

cefl(>rs ;

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ceflbrs; keeping to one principle only, that of living and
dying Vicar of Bray.

Here is an hofpital founded in 1627, by William God-
dard, Efq. for 40 poor perfons, who are each allowed ia
houfe, and eight {hillings a month. At Braywick, are the
feats of Mr. Slack, Mr. Pepys, and Major Law. See Can-
non Hall.

BRENTFORD, a market-town in Middlefex, . feven
miles from London, has itsjiame from a. brook, called the
Brent, which rifes in the parifh of Hendon, and here flows
into the Thames. In this town the freeholders of Mid-
dlefex aflemble to choofe their reprefentatives. That part
of the town, called Old Brentford, is fituated in the parifli
of Great Haling, and is oppofite Kew-Green. New Brent-
ford is fituated partly in the parifli of Hanwell, and -forms
partly a parifh of its own name, which contains not more
than 200 acres. The chapel of Brentford, which (the
tower excepted) was rebuilt in 1764, is fituated in the cen-
tre of the town, and is an appendage to the church of Han-
well. Here, in 1016, King Edmund Ironfide defeated
the Danes with great {laughter; and here, in 1643,
Charles I. defeated fome regiments of the Parliamentarians.
For his fer vices in this engagement, he created Ratriek Ru-
then, (Earl of Forth in Scotland) <ajvEnglifh Earl, by the
title of Earl of Brentford.

BRENTWOOD, & market-town in Eflex, on a fine
.eminence, 18 miles from London, is. a hamlet -of the parifli
of Southweald, and has a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas a
Becket. Near this town is Wai'ley Common, which com-
mands a beautiful profpeft, and is famous for its encamp -
jnents in time of war.

BR1CKLEY PLACE, the liandforee feat ami pianta.
tions of John Welles, Efq, .at Bromley * in Kent, on the
left hand of the road from London to Chiflehurtf.

BR1TWELL HOUSE, near Burnham, inBuckingham-
{hire, the feat of the late Lady Rnvenfworth, upon whofe
death it was purchafed by Lord Grenville. It is now ( the
relidence oF Ladv Camelford.

BROCKET HALL, the magnificent feat of Lord Mel-
bourne, bevween Hatfitld and VVclwyn, in Herts, on the
iite of au ancient edifice, which once belonged to the family

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of Brocket. The manfion, begun by Sir Matthew Lamb,
xvas completed by his fon, the prefent proprietor, who made
great improvements in the park,' and rendered it one ot the
moll elcgantly-pic*hiref(]ue in .the kingdom. Mr. Paine
was the architect, who likewi-fe executed the beautiful
bridge over the fpacious fheet of water that enriches the
enchanting fcenery. In this feat are many paintings by
the firft matters, particularly a fine picture by Teniers, and
Sir Jofhua Reynolds' excellent painting of the Prince of
. Wales and his horfe.

BROCKLEY HILL, a fine eminence between Edgvvare
and Elftree. Here is the handfome feat of William God-
frey, Efq. the views from whofe fummer-houfe are very ex-
tenfive. In a handfome drawing-room are fome large pic-
tures fattened in the pannels, and faid to have been part of
King Charles's collection*.

BROMLEY, a market-town in Kent, 9* miles from
London, in the road to Tunbridge. The Bifliop of Ro-
i better has a palace near the town, where is a mineral
fpririg, the water of which has been found to have the fame
qualities as that of Tunbridge. King Edgar gave the ma-
nor, in the year 700, to the Bifliop ofRochefter ; and here
alto is a college, erected by Dr. Warner, Bifhop of that fee,
in the reign of Charles II, for 20 poor clergymen's widows,
with an annual allowance of aol. and 50^ a year to the
chaplain. This was the firft endowment of the fort ever
cftablifhed in England. The munificence of the Rev. Mr.
Hetherington, who left aoool. to this college, and of Bifliop
Pearce, who left 5000!. to it, enabled the truftees to aug-
ment the allowance to the widows to 30!. per annum, and
that of the chaplain to 6ol. Ten additional houfes, hand-
fomely endowed, for the fame benevolent purpofe, arejuft
completed, in purfuance of the will of Mrs. Betenfon, of
Beckenham. Near the nine mile ftone, to the right, on a
fine commanding fituation, is Clay Hill, the villa of George
Glennie, Efq. See Brickley Place and Sundridge Houfe.

* Among thefe arc a whole length of James I ; a portrait, faid to be
that of the Spanifli Ambafiador, Gondamar ; two boys by Murillo. There
is likcwifc a group of portraits of the family of William Sharpe, Efq.
who was the proprietor or this houfe ; and among thefe is that of the late
P*ev. Dr, Grrgory Sharpe.


BROMLEY, a village near Bow, in Middtefex, had
once a Benedi&ine nunnery, founded in. the reign of Wil-
liam the Conqueror. Its chapel is now the parifh- church:

BROiMPTON, a hamlet of Kenfington, adjoining to
Knightfbridge, remarkable for the falubrity of its air. Hale
Houfe, an ancient manfion here, commonly called Crom-
well Houfe, is faid to have been the refidence of Oliver
Cromwell*. It is now the joint property of the Earl of
Harrington and Sir Richard Worfley, Bart, who married
the daughter of the late proprietor, Sir John Fleming, Bart.

Mr William Curtis has a botanical garden near the
Queen's Elm Turnpike, one mile and a half from Hyde
Park Corner, on the- Fulham road. Subfcribers to- this
garden, at one guinea per annum, are entitled to the pri-
vilege of walking in it, infpe&ing the plants, perufing the
books w the botanical library, and examining the exten-
five collection of drawings in Natural Hiftory, with liber-
ty to introduce a friend. A fubfcription of two guineas
entitles the fubfcriber to feeds, roots, &c. of a certain value,
and gives him the privilege of introducing as many of his
friends as he pleafes. Non-fubfcribers are admitted on the,
payment of 25. 6d.

BROXBURNBURY, the feat and park of Mr. Bofan-

3uet, is fituated by the village of Broxburn, near Hoddef-
on, in Herts. The houfe is a noble ftrufture, in the
midft of the park; md at a fmall diftance from it are of-
fices, erefted in a quadrangle, on the fame plan with the
Royal Mews at Charing Crofe. They are placed behind
a Jarge plantation of trees.

BRUCE CASTLE, the feat of Thomas Smith, Efq. at
Tottenham, obtained its name from Robert Bruce, King,
of Scotland, one of the ancient pofleflbrs of the manor. Be-
ing forfeited to the crown, it bad different proprietors,
till 1631, when we find it in the pofleflion of Hugh Hare,
Lord Coleraine. Henry Hare, the Jaft Lord Coleraine of
that family, having been deferted by his wife, the daughter
of John Hanger, Efq. and who obftinatciy refufed, for 20
years, to return to him, formed a connexion with Mifs
Rofe Duplefus, a French lady, by whom he had a daughter,

* It appears frwft M*. Lyfons' accurate ftatemcnt, that there are no
ground* for thit tradition, yd. III. page i3z.

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born in Italy, whom he named Henrietta Rofa Peregrins,
and to whom he left all his eftates. This lady married the
late Mr. Alderman Townfend ; but, being an alien, (he
could not take the eftates, and the will having been legally
made, barred the heirs at law ; fo that the eftates efcheated
to the crown. However, a grant of thefe eftates, confirm-
ed by act of Parliament, was made to Mr. Townfend and
his lady, whofe fon, Henry Hare Townfend, Efq. in 1792,
ibid all his eftates here to Mr. Smith. This feat is partly
ancient and partly modern. Near the houfe, to the S. W.
is a deep well, over which is an ancient brick tower, the
upper part of which ferves as a dairy.

BULSTRODE, the feat of the Duke of Portland, four
miles from Beaconsfield, is a noble houfe, containing fine
apartments, and fome pictures by the beft mafters. The
park is peculiarly fortunate in fituation, by means of con-
traft. The country adjoining is very flat, and has few of
thofe elegant varieties which are pleafing to the traveller;
and yet this happy fpot contains not a level acre; it is
compofed of perpetual fwells and flopes, iet off by fcattered
plantations, difpofed in the jufteft tafte. Bulftrode was
formerly the feat of a family of that name, the heirefs of
which was mother of Sir Bulftrode Whitloeke, a celebrated
Statefman and Hiftorian. It belonged, afterward, to the
infamous Lord Chancellor Jefferies j by whofe attainder it
fell to the crown, and was granted by King William to the
firft Earl of Portland.

BURNHAM, a village in Bucks, four miles from Eton,
had once a hunnrry, built by Richard, fon of King John.
Part of the building is now a farm-houfe, known by the
name of Burnham Abbey. See Brit-well Houfe and Drop-
more Hill.

BURNHAM, EAST, a village, about a mile from Burn-
ham. Here is the pleafant feat of Captain Popple, now in
the occupation of Mr. Otteley ; and here alfo are the villas
of Henry Sayer, Efq. and Mr. Stevenfon.

BURWOOD,/^ Walton.

BUSH HILL, a delightful fpot in the parifh of Edmon-
ton, 8 miles from London. Here was formerly a wooden
aqueduct, or trough, 660 feet in length, for the conveyance


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of the water of the New River, by obviating the inequality
of the level. It was fupported by arches of various dimen-
fions, and was kept in repair till 1784, foon after which it
was removed ; a new channel having been contrived, by
railing the ground on the fides, and making fecure em-
bankments. The fite of the wooden trough is within the
pleafure grounds of John Blackburne, Efq. to which the
new channel is a confiderable ornament. Mr. Blackburne's
feat was the property and refidence of Sir Hugh Middleton,
Baronet, the celebrated projec"ler,of this river, who left it to
his fon Simon.

On Bum Hill, adjoining Enfield Park, the feat of Samuel
Clayton, Efq. (and enclofing a part of his garden) are the
remains of a circular entrenchment, by fome antiquaries
fuppofed to have been a Roman camp, and by others a Bri-
tifh oppidum.

BUSH HILL PARK, the feat of Mrs. Catherine Mel-
lifh, is likewife fitwated on Bufh Hill, and commands a
pleafing profpeft toward Epping Foreft. In the hall, is a
curious piece of carving in wood, by the celebrated Gib-
bons, reprefenting the ftoning of St. Stephen : the architec-
tural parts are particularly fine. The park, which is orna-
mented by the beautiful windings of the New River, exhi-
bits fome very pleafing fcenery, and is faid to have been
originally laid out by Le N6tre, a celebrated French gar-
dener. Near the houfe is a fine clump of firs, called " The

BUSHY, a village near Watford, in Herts, adjoining
to which is a fpacious common, called Bufhy Heath, ex-
tending toward Stanmore. This heath rifes to a confidera-
ble height, and affords a delightful profpecl. On the one
hand, is a view of St. Alban's, and of all the fpace between,
which appears like a garden ; the inclofed cornfields, feem
like one parterre ; the thick-planted hedges refemble a wil-
dernefs ; the villages interfperfed appear at a diftance like
a multitude of gentlemen's feats. To the fouth eaft is feen
Weftminfter Abbey; to the fouth Hampton-Court, and on.
the fouth weft, Windfor, with the Thames winding
through the moft beautiful parts of Middlefex and Surry. ,,
BUSHY PARK, a royal park, near Hampton-Court,


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well flocked with deer. The Countefs Dowager of Guil-
ford is Ranger. See Hamfton H r ick.

BUTLER's COURT, formerly called Gregories, the
feat of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, at Beaconsfield, has
great fimilarity in front to the-Queen's Palace, and is fitu-
-ated in a country, where the profptds are diverfified by a
profufion of beautiful inclofures, a continual interchange
of hills and vallies, and a number of beech and coppice
woods. The apartments contain many excellent pictures
and fome valuable marbles.

BYFLEET, a village near Cobham, in Surry, on a
'branch of the river Mole.

CAMBERWELL, in Surry, two miles from London,
an extenfive parifh, including Peckham and DuKvich.
Here is Camberwell Grove, the villa of Dr. John Coakley
Lettfom, which is feated on an eminence, commanding a
fine profpeci over the metropolis, and of Shooter's Hill,
and the hills of Dulwich and Sydenham. Dr. Lettfom has
a botanical garden, and a fine collection of exotics.

CAMDEN PLACE, at Chiflehurft, the feat of Earl
Camden, formerly of Mr. Camden, the celebrated anti-
quary, who died here. It is now in the occupation of Mr.
Alderman Lufhington. Over a well, in the lawn, the late
Earl erected a celebrated piece of architecture, called the
Lantern of Demofthenes, on the fame fcale as the original.

CAMPDEN HOUSE, a venerable {Impure at Kenfing-
ton, was built, in 1612, by Sir Baptift Hickes, who had
been a Mercer in Cheapfide, and was afterward created Vif-
count Campden. Here Queen Anne, when Princefs of
Denmark, refided five years, with her fon the Duke of
Gloucefter. The young Prince (wfoofe puerile anrufe-
ments and purfuits were of a military caft) formed a regi-
ment of boys, who were on conftant duty at Campden
Houfe. This manfion is the property of Stephen Pitt, Elq.
a minor, and is now an eminent ladies boarding-fchool. In
the garden is a remarkable caper tree, which has endured
the open air of this climate for the greateft part of a cen-

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%ury, and, though not within the reach of any artificial
hear, produces fruit every year.

CANNON HILL, the feat of James Law, Efq. at Bray-
wick, in the pariih of Bray. It was the villa of the late
Peter Delme, Efq. Confiderable additions have been made
to the houfe and offices by Mr. Law ; and the grounds have
been much enlarged, and laid out with great tafte. The
views, in general, are rich, and, in many parts, truly pic-

CANONBURY HOUSE, half a mile to the N. K of
lilington church, is fuppofed to have been a manfion for
the Prior of the Canons of St. Bartholomew in Weft Smith-
field, and thence to have received its name of Canonbury,
that is Canons' ffou/e, as Canons"(the next article) had its
name from belonging to the Canons of Bentley Priory.
The ancient part of Canonbury Houfe is fuppofed to have
been built in the reign of Henry VIII, by William Bolton,
Prior to this houfe ; his device, a bolt and tun, remaining
in feveral parts of the garden wall. At the diflblution, it
was granted to Thomas Cromwell, Eari of Eflex ; on whofe
attainder it reverted to the Crown, and the divorced Queen
AnneofCleve, had an annuity of sol. from this manor,
toward her jointure. Edward VI granted the manor to
John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, afterward Duke of Nor-
thumberland} whofe ambition involved in ruin his own fa-
mily, and his daughter-in law, the excellent Lady Jane
Grey. On his execution, it was granted to Sir John Spen-
cer, Alderman of London, commonly called " Rich Spen-
cer;" whofe only child married William fecond Lord
Compton, afterward Earl of Northampton ; who appears,
in confequence of this vaft acceffion of wealth, to have been
in a (late of temporary diftraclion. In this family the ma-
nor has continued ever fince. Great part of the old man-
fion has been pulled down, and the fite is occupied by mo-
dern houfes. A brick tower, 17 feet fquare, and 58 high,
remains; and the infide of this retains great part of its pri-
mitive appearance.

CANONS, the villa of Patrick O'Kelly, Efq. in the pa-
riih of Whitchurch, near Edgware. It is furniflied with
great tafle, and contains fome good pictures ; among which
is an excellent one, by Stubbs, of the celebrated horie Maf-



que, at the age of 20. Some beautiful paddocks, contigu-
ous to the houfe, are appropriated to the ufe of brood mares
and their rolts, as well as for the retreat of fome famous
race horfes.

On the fire of this villa rofe and vanifhed, in the prefent
century, the place ere^ed by the firft Duke of Chandos,
whofe princely fpirit was fuch, that the people in this
neighbourhood Hill ilyle him, The Grand Duke." The
fliort time that intervened between the erection and demo-
lition of tliis flructure, affords fuch an inftanceof the infta-
bility of human grandeur, that it merits particular atten-
tion. The Duke having accumulated a vaft fortune, as
paymafter to the army, in Queen Anne's reign, formed a
plan of living in a,ftate of regal fplendour, and, according-
ly, erected this magnificent ftrufture, which, with its de-
corations and furniture, coft 250,000!. The pillars of the
great hall were of marble; as were the fteps of the princi-
pal ftaircafe, each ftep coniifting of one piece, 22 feet long.
The Jocks and hinges were of filver or gold. The efta-
blifiiment of the hoi.fhold was not inferior to the fplen-
dour of the habitation, and extended, even to the ceremo-
nies of religion. " The chapel,'' fays the author of A
Journey through England, " has a choir of vocal and in-
ftrumental mufic, as in the royal chapel; and, when his
Grace goes to church, he is attended by his Swift guards'*,
ranged as the yeomen of the guards; his mufic aifo play
\vhenheisattable; he is ferved by gentlemen in the beft
order; and I muft fay, that few German Sovereign Princes
live with that magnificence, grandeur, and good order."
The Duke, indeed, had divine fervice performed with al)
the aids that could be derived from vocal and inftniments!
mufic. He retained fome of the moft celebrated perform-
ers, and engaged the greateft mailers to compofe anthems
and fervices, with inftrumental accompaniments, after the
manner of thofe performed in the churches of Italy. Near

* This is explained by another paffige in the fame wok: " At the
end of each of his chief avenues, the Djke hjth neat loggings for eight
.bid ferjeants of the army, whom he took out of Chclfea, College, who
guard the whole, and go their rounds at night, and call the hour as the
watchmen do at London, to prevent difonliis; and tbty ivnat ufion ti -e
J)uke to ciafel on iiundflyt,'" , c lb'nd Edit. J7Ji.

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20 of Handel's anthems were compofed foV this chapel ; and
the morning and evening fervices were principally by Dr.

It has been queftioned, however, whether true tafte was
predominant in this profufion of expence. Pope, in his
defcription of Timon's Villa, has leverely fatirized the
whole : we even find the pi-ophet and the bard united, and
the fate of all this magnificence foretold :

Another age fhall fee the golden ear
Imbrown the (lope, and nod on the parterre:
Deep harveft bury all his pride had plann'd,
And laughing Ceres re-afiiime the land.

Mafon, in his Englifli Garden, has foHowed the Bard of
Twickenham in his poetical cenfure:

With bolder rage

Pope next advances; his indigmnt arm
Waves the poetic brand o'er Timon's (hades,
And lights them to deftruction ; the fierce blaze
Sweeps through esch. kindred vifta; groves to groves
Ned their eternal farewell, and expire.

The reader will perceive, that Mafon alludes to the fol-
lowing couplet in Pope's defcription :

Grove nods to grove, each alley has a brother,
And half the platform juft reflects the other.

It is to be lamented that Pope, by his fa tire on the often-
tatious, but beneficent Chandos, has fubjefted himfelf to the
imputation of ingratitude ; it having been faid, that he was
tinder great perfonal obligations to this nobleman. Befides,

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