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Journals and Correspondence (Paperback) Loot Price: R452
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Journals and Correspondence (Paperback): Thomas Sedgwick Whalley
Journals and Correspondence (Paperback): Thomas Sedgwick Whalley

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Journals and Correspondence (Paperback)

Thomas Sedgwick Whalley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. See Tol ii. p. 53. General Gunning was brother of the two famous beauties of that name, one of whom married in 1752, for her first husband, James Duke of Hamilton, and a year after his death, which happened in 1758, the Marquis of Lorn, who succeeded to the dukedom of Argyle. She had a family by both marriages, and by the second was mother to the Marquis of Lorn in question. It appears that Mrs. Gunning, who was a Miss Minifie, and known as a novelist, was ambitious that her daughter, who, according to Dr. Whalley's account, possessed many attractions, should also make a distinguished connection; and, in concert with her daughter, she circulated reports of an engagement between the latter and Lord Lorn, her cousin. The ladies were accused of forging a letter to forward their object, which, by the mistake of a groom, fell into the hands of General Gunning. He was so indignant at the whole transaction, that he turned his wife and daughter out of doors. She afterwards married Colonel Plunkett, of the Guards. The affair created a great sensation in the world of fashion at that day, and among graver strictures called forth a parody on ' The house that Jack built, ' which is here given from a manuscript copy, and is supposed not to have appeared before in print. It is stated to have been written by the Hon. Mrs. Fitzpatrick. A PARODY ON 'THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. This is the note That never was wrote. This is the groom That never was sent To carry the note That nobody wrote. This is Minifie Gunning, Who used all her cunning The groom to prevent That never was sent To carry the note That nobody wrote. This is Ma'am Bowen, To whom it was owing, That Minifie Gunning Has used all her cunning The groom to prevent That never was sent To carry the note That ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Thomas Sedgwick Whalley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-69187-4
Barcode: 9781235691874
Categories: Promotions
LSN: 1-235-69187-X

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