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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 ...
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