A Narrative of the Minutes of Evidence Respecting the Claim to the Berkeley Peerage, as Taken Before the Committee of Privileges in 1811: Together with the Entire Evidence of the Persons Principally Concerned. To which are Added, Facsimiles of the Banns, and Register of the Marriage: Extracted from the Parish Books of Berkeley. To the Whole is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Proceedings of the Committee on the Earl of Berkeley's Pedigree in the Year 1799

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Hearing on "the petition of William Fitzhardinge Berkeley, claiming as of right to be Earl of Berkeley, Viscount Dursley, and Baron Berkeley"--Page [1].
 

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Page 274 - That an humble address be presented to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent to...
Page 93 - I believe to shelter myself from rain, Miss Tudor was discharging a servant she had had out of the country, and persuading her to return to her friends, telling her she would pay her stage-coach if she would. She refused, saying she liked to stay in London better. Upon which Miss Tudor asked me if I did not think the girl extremely obstinate ; and that a girl with a good countenance, and dismissed from service without money, would be sure to fall a prey to some man or other. 'In this situation...
Page 94 - Susan's once again ; took up the knocker and gave a loud rap. Who should come to the door, but (as if it had been on purpose) my sister Susan herself, dressed out in all the paraphernalia of a fine lady going to the opera. She took me into her arms, carried...
Page 87 - ... degree of reluctance on her part. What was the nature of the liberties you were then taking ? — I was saluting her. Were you upon the ground with her ? — I rather think not; but I will not take upon me particularly to say. There was a moment, I believe, when by accident she had slipped oft' her chair, and whether it was at that moment Mr.
Page 94 - I took up the knocker ; but recollecting that my mother had given me strict orders never to speak to my sister Susan any more, I laid it down again quietly, and took a turn to reflect upon my disobedience; but when I thought...
Page 85 - How did you introduce yourself or begin the conversation with these ladies, you being a stranger ?—It is impossible at this distance of time to say how I did it; I certainly paid that attention to a very handsome woman whom I found there, which a man might be very naturally expected to pay.
Page 95 - She told me the men declared" they would not quit Susan her sister unless thev received a hundred guineas. She fainted away ; then, when she came to herself, she found Lord Berkeley standing by her sister Susan, who was not there before. Miss Tudor fell...
Page 85 - How were they received ? — Not particularly objected to, and with no particular degree of forwardness ; I do not recollect that there was any thing particularly forward in Lady Berkeley's conduct; nor did she appear offended with my conduct. She conversed familiarly with you ? — Yes.
Page 94 - Marriott, and a Mr. Howarth. The evening went off very dull, and they soon left the place. The next night we went to the play in the same manner and returned in the same manner, and with no other difference than a young barrister, whom I thought agreeable, and if I had been frequently with him should have liked him very much. When they went away, I requested my sister to give me a cheerful evening that we might recount over our youthful stories. The day was fixed, and our supper consisted of a roast...

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