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execrations of the whole nation, and died 1673, aged 43.

The Drawing-Room is hung with superb old tapestry, and contains the following portraits:

William Pulteney Earl of Bath. Ob. 1764.

Over the door on the left,

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield, by Vanloo. An accomplished gentleman, elegant in his prose, lively in his verse, brilliant in his wit, and fascinating in his eloquence; capable of shining in any society, notwithstanding the remark of Dr. Johnson, that "he might be a wit amongst lords, but would be only a lord amongst wits." But in this observation, the lexicographer seems to have made his own gigantic intellect the standard of comparison. Anxious to make his talents appear hereditary, the Earl bestowed great pains on his son; but with as little success as the Protector Cromwell, whose heir was content to return to the plough. Ob. 1773. Æt. 78.

Richard Temple Viscount Cobham, by Vanloo; he was founder of the Grenville family, by the marriage of his sister Hester to Richard Grenville, 1710. Ob. 1749.

Henry Pelham, Chancellor of the Exchequer; by Shackleton. Ob. 1754.

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