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Cadet; and he did it so unhappily by attaching a Under these circumstances, he begged to renew his short sermon to it that it led to the estrangement own suit ; he had never ceased to love her, and to which Dwight looked forward to as furnishing his marry her would be the crowning happiness of his opportunity. Her mortification was great; she was life. obliged to vent her indignation on some one, and According to the reasoning of the ordinary mind, Gray was the first victim at hand. He left the house it would have been logical for her to accept this smarting under what he considered the unjust treat proposal ; but the ways of woman's heart are as inment he had received. After he went out, Dwight scrutable as those of Providence, and she declined entered on the scene to pour oil on the troubled wa- it, saying that she saw through his base intrigues. ters. He explained the situation of affairs clearly What she did do was a shock and a scandal to her and soothingly. Her intimacy with De Cadet was friends and acquaintances-she became simply Mrs. matter of common report, and she would not prob. Got, and retired forever from the fashionable world ably like to submit to the humiliation of asking as completely as if she had entered the cloistered Gray to come back and resume his former relations. | walls of a convent.
REMINISCENCES OF FIFTY YEARS.
. | sonal reminiscences, memoirs, anecdotes, and service of the nation. One of them served with gossip, is essentially a transient one is, perhaps, an credit under the Duke of Marlborough, and another open question, but there can be no doubt that at the was the famous Admiral Keppel, who planned the present time there is danger of its being surfeited. relief of Gibraltar when it was beleaguered by the Every one who has attained to prominence in any French and Spanish, and who was elected to Parliadepartment of life seems to feel it incumbent upon ment from Windsor against the personal canvass of him to tell us what he knows and thinks of his con- George III. The dowager Lady de Clifford, who temporaries, and also what he knows and thinks of for a long time held the post of governess to the himself; and as it is given to few men to be a Pepys, Princess Charlotte of Wales, was the present earl's an Evelyn, a Walpole, or a Greville, it is not surpris- maternal grandmother, and figures largely in his ing that the mass of such productions are neither so earlier reminiscences. This lady lived in London, entertaining nor so edifying as to meet the intellect- near the house of Mrs. Fitzherbert, the wife, as far ual requirements of even the “ snappers-up of un as the laws of the Church could make her so, of considered trifles.” In point of fact, symptoms are George, Prince of Wales; and when young Keppel not wanting of a tendency on the part of these was about six years old, he used to divide his attenmemoirs to degenerate into mere tea-table scandal tions pretty evenly between the two houses, the atand gossip, and one might venture often upon the traction of the latter being a little lady of his own wide waste of current literature without securing age who was under the guardianship of Mrs. Fitzsuch a prize as the Earl of Albemarle's “ Fifty Years herbert : of my Life."A sheaf of its good things we propose to glean for our readers, but as the interest of presented to the Prince of Wales, afterward George
“By my little hostess, I had the honor of being the book lies as much in its autobiographical features iv. His appearance and manners were both of a as in its reminiscences of persons and events, it will nature to produce a lively impression on the mind be necessary to bind them together with a slender of a child—a merry, good-humored man, tall, though thread of narrative.
somewhat portly in stature, in the prime of life, with The first important event in the life of the earl laughing eyes, pouting lips, and nose which, very
slightly turned up, gave a peculiar poignancy to the is recorded thus on a fly-leaf of the family Bible: expression of his face. He wore a well-powdered “George Thomas Keppel, born yo 13 June, 1799, wig, adorned with a profusion of curls, which in my christened by the Rev. Croft, July y® 7, 1799, in innocence I believed to be his own hair, as I did a the parish of Marylebone.” He was the third son very large pig-tail appended thereto. His clothes and fifth child of William Charles Keppel, fourth and buttoned up to the chin. His nether garments
fitted him like a glove ; his coat was single-breasted Earl of Albemarle, who held several important of were leather pantaloons and Hessian boots. Round fices of state under George IV. and William IV., and his throat was a huge white neckcloth of many folds, whose genealogy carries us back to a certain Van out of which his chin seemed always struggling to Keppel, who was in the early part of the twelfth emerge. No sooner was his royal highness seated century one of the seven equestrian chiefs or dynas- jump up on one of his knees, to which she seemed
in his arm-chair than my young companion would ties of the county of Zutphen, in the ancient king- to claim a prescriptive right. Straightway would dom of Saxony. The first earl came over to Eng- arise an animated talk between Pruiny' and 'Munland in the suite of William of Orange, and in each rie,' as they respectively called each other. As my generation from that time to the present the Kep- father was in high favor with the prince at this time,
I was occasionally admitted to the spare knee, and 1 Fifty Years of my Life. By George Thomas, Earl of Al to a share in the conversation, if conversation it bemarle. London: Macmillan & Co. New York: Henry Holt could be called, in which all were talkers and none Co. From advance-sheets.
listeners." VOL. 1.-3
Keppel's father was a leading member of the “A party of Holkham shooters were one day Whig party, and in 1806, our chronicler being then driven home by a heavy rain. Fox did not arrive in his eighth year, he went with his two little sons to
till some time after the rest ; he had fallen in with pass the Easter holidays with Charles James Fox, shelter under the same tree.
one of Mr. Coke's laboring-men, who had come for
The statesman became the great Whig statesman, at St. Anne's Hill, Chert
so interested in the society of the ploughman, who sey. The following reminiscences of Fox refer to gave him an account of the system of 'turnip-husthat visit, and are highly interesting :
bandry' just come into vogue, that he had great dif
ficulty in tearing himself away. It was at the time of our visit that the symptoms
“At my father's table one evening the conversaof dropsy, the disease of which Fox died a few tion turned upon the relative merits of different months later, began to show themselves. His legs kinds of wine. Port, claret, burgundy, were critiwere so swollen that he could not walk ; he used to
cised in turn, but Fox, who considered alcohol the wheel himself about in what was called a "Merlin
test of excellence, said, Which is the best sort of chair ;' indeed, out of this chair I never remember wine I leave you to judge; all I know is that no sort to have seen him.
of wine is bad.'” “ In many respects his personal appearance at this time differed" but little from that assigned to When about nine years of age, young Keppel him in the many prints and pictures still extant of was taken from the private tutors who had hitherto him. There were still the well-formed nose and had his education in charge, and sent to Westminster mouth, and the same manly, open, benevolent coun- public school. He draws a lively picture of the
But his face had lost that swarthy appear- | mode of life at that famous seminary, and none of ance which in the caricatures of the day had obtained for him the name of Niger :' it was very his sketches is more striking than the account which pale. His eyes, though watery, twinkled with fun he gives of that brutal system of "fagging " which and good-humor. The 'thick black beard of true
seems so strange an anomaly to every one except British stuff' had become like that of Hamlet's Englishmen themselves. The following is a sample father, a sable silvered. He wore a single-breasted of a day's work during this his period of servitude : coat of a light-gray color, with plated buttons as large as half-crowns; a thick linsey-woolsey waist “I rose as the day broke, hurried on my clothes, coat, sage-colored breeches, dark worsted stockings, brushed those of my master, cleaned several pairs and gouty shoes coming over the ankles.
of his shoes, went to the pump in Great Dean's " Fox was not visible of a morning. He either Yard for hard water for his teeth, and to the cistern transacted the business of his office, or was occupied at Mother Grant's for soft water for his hands and in it, or reading Greek plays, or French fairy tales, face, passed the rest of the time till eight in my own of which last species of literature I have heard my hasty ablutions, or in conning over my morning father say he was particularly fond.
school-lesson. "At one o'clock was the children's dinner. We * Eight to nine.--In school. used to assemble in the dining-room ; Fox was * Nine to ten.-Out for my breakfast, or rather wheeled in at the same moment for his daily basin for my master's breakfast. I had to bring up his of soup: That meal dispatched, he was for the rest tea-things, to make his toast, etc. My own meal of the day the exclusive property of us children, and was a very hasty affair. we all adjourned to the garden for our game at trap “ Ten to twelve.-In school. ball. All was now noise and merriment. Our host, “Twelve to one.--In the usher's correcting-room the youngest among us, laughed, chaffed, and chatted, preparing for afternoon lessons. the whole time. As he could not walk, he of course “One to two.—Dinner in the hall-a sort of rollhad the innings, we the bowling and fagging out; call-absence a punishable offense, the food exewith what glee would he send the ball into the crable. bushes in order to add to his score, and how shame “ Two to five.-Evening school. lessly would he wrangle with us whenever we fairly “Five to six.—Buying bread, butter, milk, and bowled him out!
eggs, for the great man's tea, and preparing that meal. “Fox had been a very keen sportsman—too keen “ Six to the following morning.--Locked up at to be a successful one. In his eagerness he would Mother Grant's till bedtime; fagging of a miscelnot unfrequently put the shot into the gun before laneous character. the powder. Bob Jeffs, the Elden gamekeeper (an “I had borne this description of drudgery for heirloom of the admiral's), was fond of telling me about a fortnight, when, without weighing the conhow he once marked down a woodcock, and went to sequences-remember, reader, I was not nine years the hall with intelligence. It was breakfast-time. old—I determined to strike work. Instead, thereUp started Fox from the untasted meal, and gun in fore, of preparing tea as usual, I slipped behind one hand followed the keeper. A hat thrown into the of the maids into the coal-cellar, and there lay perdu bush fushed the game, the bird escaped scot-free, for a couple of hours. I was at length dragged out but Jeff's hat was blown to pieces.
of my hiding-place and delivered over to the fury of “One hot September morning Fox set out from my tealess master. He made me stand at attention, Holkham, fully anticipating a good day's sport at with my little fingers on the seam of my trousers, Egmere, Mr. Coke's best partridge-beat. As was like a soldier at drill. He then felled me to the usual with sportsmen in those days, he started at ground by a swinging buckhorse on my right cheek. daylight. Just as the family were sitting down to I rose up stupefied, and was made to resume my breakfast, Fox was seen staggering home. * Not former position, and received a second floorer. I ill, I hope, Charles ?' inquired his host. "No,' was know not how often I underwent this ordeal, but I the reply, only a little tipsy.' Being thirsty, he remember going to bed with a racking headache, had asked the tenant of Egmere for a bowl of and being unable to put in an appearance next milk, and was too easily persuaded to add thereto a morning at school.” certain, or rather an uncertain, quantity of rum. As a consequence, he passed the rest of the day in bed, 1 '' Buckhorse," in Westminster language, a blow on the instead of in the turnip-field.
cheek with the open hand.
The most entertaining reminiscences of this pe- that I said, 'A pretty queen you'll make!' I do not riod of his career are those relating to the youthful remember this Hippant speech, but the frank, hearty Princess Charlotte of Wales, of whom, as we have manner of the princess made it difficult for her young already said, his grandmother was governess. He associates to preserve the decorum due to her station. first made her acquaintance shortly after entering
On the occasion of another of these visits to Earl's school, in 1808 :
Court, the two playmates were participants in a still " It was on a Saturday, a Westminster half-holi- time in her own carriage, and the scarlet liveries
more serious escapade. The princess had come this day. From this time forth for the next three years many of my Saturdays and Sundays were passed in attracted to the entrance-gate a crowd of people, her company. She had just completed her twelfth anxious to get a glimpse of the heiress-presumptive year. Her complexion was rather pale. She had to the throne : blue eyes, and that peculiarly blond hair which was characteristic rather of her German than of her Eng. to pass outside the gates. I was asked by the by
“Soon after her arrival at Earl's Court I happened lish descent. Her features were regular, her face, standers, Where is the princess?' I told her how which was oval, had not that fullness which later took desirous the people were to have a sight of her. off somewhat from her good looks. Her form was slender, but of great symmetry; her hands and feet They shall soon have that pleasure," was the reply. were beautifully shaped. When excited she stuttered Slipping out of the garden-gate into the road, she
ran in among the crowd from the rear, and appeared painfully. Her manners were free from the slightest
more anxious than any one to have a peep at the affectation; they rather erred in the opposite extreme. She was an excellent actress whenever there princess, I would fain have stopped her, but she
was in boisterous spirits, and would have her own was anything to call forth her imitative
power. One of her fancies was to ape the manners of a man. On
way; she proceeded to the stable-entrance, saddled
and bridled my father's hack herself, and, armed with these occasions she would double her fists, and assume an attitude of defense that would have done the subterranean passage to the garden gravel-walk.
the groom's heavy riding-whip, led the animal through credit to a professed pugilist. What I disliked in She now told me to mount. I, nothing loath, obeyed. her, when in this mood, was her fondness for exer
But before I could grasp the reins, or get my feet cising her hands upon me in their clinched form. She was excessively violent in her disposition, but through the stirrup-leathers, she gave the horse a
tremendous cut with the whip on the hind-quarters. easily appeased, very warm-hearted, and never so happy as when doing a kindness. Unlike her grand- rather on his neck, holding on by the mane, and
Off set the animal at full gallop, I on his back, or mothers, the Duchess of Brunswick and the Queen roaring lustily. The noise only quickened his pace. of England, she was generous to excess.
There was scarcely a member of my family upon whom she did drawing-room windows, when the brute threw his
I clung on till I came to the plot in front of the not bestow gists. From Princess Charlotte I received heels in the air, and sent me Aying over his head. my first watch ; from her, too, my first pony, an ugly At the same moment the princess emerged from the but thoroughly good little animal, which, from its rose-bushes, panting for breath. She had hoped, by habits of 'forging' in the trot I named.' Humphrey making a short cut, to intercept the horse and its Clinker. Poor old Humphrey! He did good service to the younger members of the family after I | the whole family on to the lawn. Of course, the
rider before they came into view. My cries brought reached man's estate. In speaking of the open- princess got a tremendous scolding from Lady de handedness of the princess, I must not omit to men
Clifford. tion sundry 'tips,' which I hardly think I should have enough. Unluckily for her, up, came my father, in
That she was used to, and took coolly accepted had I understood how near-our relative whose good graces she was desirous to stand high. stations considered — her poverty was akin to my By looks rather than words he expressed his disap; own."
probation. In a short time quiet was restored, and On Saturdays young Keppel was generally the my people returned to the house. But no sooner guest of the princess . The Sundays she used to riding-whip was once more put into requisition, and
were the princess and I alone again than the heavy spend either at his grandmother's villa at Padding- she treated my father's son exactly as she had just ton, or at his father's house in Brompton. To quote been treating my father's horse." again :
Warwick House, the residence of the princess, “Once outside her own gates, the princess was was so short a distance from Westminster School like a bird escaped from a cage, or rather like Sir that in the summer months young Keppel frequently, Boyle Roche's bird in two places at once.' Into
as he says, made it “a skip out of bounds :" whatsoever house she entered she would fly from top to bottom, one moment in the garret, and almost in “I fear there was too much of 'cupboard love' the same moment in the kitchen. Lady de Clifford in these visits, for I was blessed with an excellent had a cook of the name of Durham, quite an artiste appetite, and Mother Grant's food was execrable. in her way. The Prince of Wales, who occasionally The princess, aware of this, used to bring me sandhonored Lady de Clifford with his company at dinner, wiches of her own making. I once took it into my used to flatter grandmamma by asking her how she head that I must needs have a sharer in the good could afford to keep'a man-cook. One day, however, fare. So I took with me my chief crony, Robert at the hour of luncheon things went ill; the dow- Tyrwhitt, a gentleman still living, whose name in ager's bell rang violently. The mutton-chop was so more recent times has been frequently before the ill-dressed, and so well-peppered, as to be uneatable. public as chief-magistrate of Bow Street. As I was On inquiry it was discovered that the good old lady's a privileged person at Warwick House, I passed royal charge had acted as cook, and her favorite with my companion unquestioned by the porter's grandson as scullery-maid. I have a living witness lodge, and through a small door which opened from to this mutton-chop scene in the person of my kins- the court-yard into the garden. The princess greetman, Dr. Thomas Garnier, Dean of Winchester, who ed us with a hearty welcome. In the garden was a assures me, through my sister, Lady Caroline Garnier, swing into which Princess Charlotte stepped, and I.
set it in motion. Unfortunately, it came in contacting of a blow on the right cheek. I put my hand with Bob Tyrwhitt's mouth and knocked him over. to my head, thinking half my face was shot away. He forthwith set up a hideous howl. Outcame but the skin was not even abraded. A piece of sub-governess, page, dressers, and footman. Before shell had struck the horse on the nose exactly bethey reached us, the princess had descended from tween my hand and my head, and killed him instant. the swing, had assumed an air of offended dignity, ly. The blow I received was from the embossed and was found lecturing me on the extreme impro crown on the horse's bit." priety of my conduct in bringing a boy into her garden without her privity and consent. The marvel
On the final cessation of hostilities, Ensign Kepis, how she or I could keep our countenance.” pel returned with his regiment to England, and It was his irrepressible propensity for such and shortly afterward the battalion to which he belonged
was ordered to the Ionian Islands. Previous to emsimilar escapades that finally put an end both to his barkation, he was granted a few weeks' leave of abassociation with the princess and to his school-days
sence, during which he saw for the last time his old at Westminster. Being detected in a particularly playmate, the Princess Charlotte : flagrant breach of rules, the head-master of the school , instead of resorting to the familiar expedient with the approaching marriage of the Princess Char
“ The public was at this time wholly engrossed of the rod, wrote to the Earl of Albemarle, dissuading lotte.
A short time before the wedding, her royal him from thinking any further of a learned profession highness went in state to the Chapel Royal. On for his son, and recommending him to choose one in that same morning I went to the peers' seat in the which physical rather than mental exertion would be chapel, and could not resist looking furtively up at a requisite. The earl acted upon this advice, and the royal pew. It was five years since I had seen the ere he was yet sixteen our chronicler had“ put away lapse of time had wrought in her. In form she was
princess.. I wished to observe what changes that childish things” and become ensign in the Four- considerably altered, but a glance showed me that in teenth Regiment of Foot. Almost immediately upon other respects she was the same princess whose play, his appointment he was ordered to Flanders, to join mate I had the honor of being in my under-school the army which the allies were mustering to confront days. She knew me immediately, and from under
the shade of her hands, which were joined together the Emperor Napoleon, who had just then thrown
over her face as she knelt, she made me sundry Europe into consternation by the return from Elba, telegraphic signals of recognition in her own peculiar He participated in the whole of the “ Hundred Days' manner. The moment the service was over I rushed Campaign," was in the thickest of the fight at Wa to the corner of St. James's Street to see her pass. terloo, formed part of the advance-guard of Welling. She kissed her hand to me as she drove by, and conton's army in the subsequent march on Paris, and
tinued doing so till her carriage turned into Warwitnessed all the circumstances of the reinstatement her, I could see her hand waving from the window.
wick Street. Up to the moment that I lost sight of of Louis XVIII. His sketch of these momentous I saw her for the last time. When, after an absence events is graphic and animated, but there is nothing of eighteen months, I returned to England, the flags at once fresh enough and brief enough for quotation of the ships in the Channel were hung half-mast except, perhaps, the following “incident" of the Wa- high, and the whole nation was mourning for her, terloo battle :
whom it had fondly looked upon as its future
queen.” “As we were performing this movement (advancing to fill a gap in the line caused by the drawing of training that would have enabled him to appreci
The young ensign had hardly received the kind off of the Guards for the defense of Hougoumont) a bugler of the Fifty-first, who had been out with ate the peculiar charms of the “ Isles of Greece," and skirmishers, and had mistaken our square for his the record of his Mediterranean service presents own, exclaimed, “Here I am again, safe enough.' nothing of special interest. On his return, he was The words were scarcely out of his mouth when a round shot took off his head and spattered the whole appointed to an ensigncy in the Twenty-second battalion with his brains, the colors and the ensigns Regiment of Foot, the headquarters of which were in charge of them coming in for an extra share. One then located at the Mauritius, and thither he reof them, Charles Fraser, a fine gentleman in speech paired. In returning to England with his regiment and manner, raised a laugh by drawling out, 'How in 1819, he touched at St. Helena, where Napoleon extremely disgusting !' A second shot carried off six of the men's bayonets, a third broke the breast- he gives no flattering sketch of Sir Hudson Lowe,
was then nearing the close of his bitter exile, and bone of a lance-sergeant (Robinson), whose piteous cries were anything but encouraging to his youthful Napoleon's keeper. Early in 1820 he was appointcomrades. The soldier's belief that every bullet ed Honorable Equerry to his royal highness the has his billet' was strengthened by another shot | Duke of Sussex, and during the next few months striking Ensign Cooper, the shortest man in the regi- his life was that of a gentleman about town. In ment, and in the very centre of the square. These August of this year occurred the trial of Queen casualties were the affair of a second. We were now ordered to lie down. Our square, hardly large Caroline, and Keppel's connection with the duke enough to hold us when standing upright, was too procured him “admission behind the throne, and ocsmall for us in a recumbent position. Our men lay casionally to a seat among the queen's law-advisers,” packed together like herrings in a barrel. Not find
so that he was both an eye and ear witness of all the ing a vacant spot, I seated myself on a drum. Be
Unfortuhind me was the colonel's charger, which, with his principal events in that celebrated cause. head pressed against mine, was mumbling my epau- nately, his account of it is too long to quote, but let ; while I patted his cheek. Suddenly my drum here is his description of the first appearance of the capsized, and I was thrown prostrate, with the feelqueen :
“Denman, as solicitor-general of the queen, was Dorien Marchese di Spineto. In all the examinaaddressing the House, on the morning of August tions Brougham would insist upon addressing him as 18th, against the principle of the Pains and Penal- Marquis,' implying that he held him to be equal in ties Bill
, when a confused sound of drums, trumpets, social position with peers bearing a like title.' and human voices, announced the approach of the queen. Beams a foot square had been thrown across
The subsequent years of our chronicler's career the street between St. Margaret's Church and the need not be sketched in detail. In 1821 he was orCourt of King's Bench; but this barrier her majes. dered to India, and became aide-de-camp to Lord ty's admirers dashed through with as much ease as Hastings, the Governor-General, with whom he was if they had been formed of reeds, and accompanied for two years in intimate association, but of whom he her majesty to the entrance of the House. She was received at the threshold by Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt
, has preserved but few reminiscences. In 1824 he Usher of the Black Rod. The queen had known returned to England by an overland journey across him while she was living under her husband's roof. Arabia, and through Persia and Russia, an account
Well, Sir Thomas,' she is reported to have said, of which he afterward published, under the title of 'what is your master trying me for? Is it for inter
“Overland Journey from India.” In 1825 he bemarrying with a man whose first wife I knew to be alive?'
came a captain; in 1827 a major, unattached ; in “The peers rose as the queen entered, and re
1829 he set out for Turkey, and visited the Turkish mained standing until she took her seat in a crimson and Russian armies then confronting each other and gilt chair, immediately in front of her counsel. along the range of the Balkan ; in 1831, published Her appearance was anything but prepossessing. his “ Journey across the Balkan ;" was elected to She wore a black dress with a high ruff, an unbecom- Parliament in 1832 ; and in 1851, on the death of ing gypsy hat with a huge bow in the front, the whole surmounted with a plume of ostrich-feathers. his elder brother, succeeded to the family title as Nature had given her light hair, blue eyes,
fair sixth Earl of Albemarle. Few biographical details complexion, and a good-humored expression of coun other than these are given in the later portions of tenance ; but these characteristics were marred by the narrative, and we shall but follow the author's painted eyebrows, and by a black wig with a pro
own example in henceforth bestowing less attention fusion of curls, which overshadowed her cheeks, and gave a bold, defiant air to her features."
upon himself, and more upon his reminiscences of
other people. The following extract is from a letter (dated Au
During a portion of 1825 Captain Keppel held. gust 21st) by the then Earl of Albemarle, who, as a
an appointment on the personal staff of the Marquis peer, was one of the queen's judges:
of Wellesley, then Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland; and "When the first witness was called in, the queen this position brought him into frequent contact with stood up close to him. She threw her veil complete. persons who had been acquainted both with “the ly back, held her body very backward, and placed Wellesley of Mysore and the Wellesley of Assaye.” both her arms at her sides. In this posture she The following reminiscences, gathered then, of the stared furiously at him for some seconds; there was a dead silence, and she screamed out, ‘Theodore !' in early years of the Duke of Wellington, are curious : the most frantic manner, and rushed violently out of
“The elder brother, as is well. known, after carrythe House. It appeared to me a paroxysm of mad- ing away all the honors of school and university, en, ness. The witness was then examined, and there is tered Parliament at an early age, and soon established left a strong case against her. I think she is insane,
a character for himself as an orator and statesman, for her manner to-day chilled my blood. She ap- The abilities of Arthur, the younger brother, were peared no more to-day, nor can we guess what she of much slower development. The late Earl of will do to-morrow."
Leitrim, who was with him at a small private school This anecdote of Brougham is from Keppel's own in the town of Portarlington, used to speak of him account:
to me as a singularly dull, backward boy. Gleig,
late chaplain-general, in his interesting life of the “While Brougham was cross-examining this same great captain, says that his mother, believing him to Theodore Majocchi, he was interrupted by some peer be the dunce of the family, not only treated him with making a remark: Looking in the direction whence indifference, but in some degree neglected his eduthe sound proceeded, he fixed a withering glance on cation. At Eton his intellect was rated at a very Lord Exmouth, who had been previously examining | low standard ; his idleness in school-hours not bein witnesses against the queen with all the zeal of a redeemed, in the eyes of his fellows, by any proficounsel for the prosecution. The expression of ciency in the play-ground. He was a "dab' at no Brougham's face at this moment is indescribable ; game'; could neither handle a bat nor an oar. As his eyes flashed with real or pretended fury, while soon as he passed into the remove, it was determined his nose, to which Nature had given such an extraor to place him in the 'fool's profession,' as the army dinary motive-power, seemed by its contortions to in those days was irreverently called. At the milisympathize with the resentment of its owner. The tary college at Angiers he seemed to have a little noble and gallant admiral claimed the protection of more aptitude for studying the art of war than he the House from the insulting gaze of the learned had shown for the ‘Humanities,' but he was still a counsel ; but he got no redress, and cross-examina- shy, awkward lad. It is a matter of notoriety that tion was resumed amid a suppressed titter at the ex he was refused a collectorship of customs on the pense of the captor of Algiers.
ground of his incompetency for the duties ; and I Throughout the trial it was the evident object have reason to believe that a letter is now extant of Brougham to express by word, look, and gesture, from Lord Mornington (afterward Lord Wellesley) the contempt he felt for the tribunal which was sit to Lord Camden, declining a commission for his ting in judgment upon his client. He even made brother Arthur, in the army, on the same grounds. the interpreter a medium for conveying the feeling. When he became aide-de-camp to Lord WestmoreThis man was a teacher of Italian-by name Nicolas land, the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, his acquaint