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THE

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GRACE AND PHILIP WHARTON,

AUTHORS OF "THE QUEENS OF SOCIETY.”

With Illustrations from Drawings by
H. K. BROWNE AND JAMES GOD WIN.

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LONDON :
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,

THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET.

1867.
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On Wits and Beaux.-Scotland Yard in Charles II.'s day.--Orlando of 'The

Tatler.' ---Beau Fielding, Justice of the Peace. --Adonis in Search of a Wife.

-The Shạm Widow. -Ways and Means.—Barbara Villiers, Lady Castle-

maine.-Quarrels with the King.–The Beau's Second Marriage.—The

Last Days of Fops and Beaux.

P. 80

? OF CERTAIN CLUBS AND CLUB-WITS UNDER

ANNE.

The Origin of Clubs.—The Establishment of Coffee-houses.—The October Club.

-The Beef-steak Club.-Of certain other Clubs.---The Kit-kat Club.—

The

Romance of the Bowl.-The Toasts of the Kit-kat.-The Members of the

Kit-kat.-A good Wit, and a bad Architect.-'Well-natured Garth.'— The

Poets of the Kit-kat.-Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax.-Chancellor

Somers. Charles Sackville, Lord Dorset.-Less celebrated Wits. p. 91

WILLIAM CONGREVE.

When and where was he born?–

The Middle Temple.-Congreve finds his

Vocation.-Verses to Queen Mary. --The Tennis-court Theatre.--Congreve

abandons the Drama. ---Jeremy Collier.—The Immorality of the Stage.-

Very improper Things. ---Congreve's Writings.— Jeremy's' Short Views.'-

Rival Theatres.-Dryden's Funeral.—A Tub-Preacher.-Horoscopic Pre-

dictions.-Dryden's Solicitude for his Son.-Congreve's Ambition.--Anec-

dote of Voltaire and Congreve.—The Profession of Macenas.-Congreve's

Private Life.—' Malbrook's' Daughter. ---Congreve's Death and Burial.

p. 106

BEAU NASH.

The King of Bath.--Nash at Oxford. — My Boy Dick.'--Offers of Knighthood.

-Doing Penance at York.--Days of Folly. --

.--A very Romantic Story.-

Sickness and Civilization. Nash descends upon Bath. - Nash's Chef-

d'œuvre.— The Ball.--Improvements in the Pump-room, &c.-A Public

Benefactor.-Life at Bath in Nash's time.-A Compact with the Duke of

Beaufort.-Gaming at Bath. - Anecdotes of Nash. - Miss Sylvia.'-A

Generous Act.-Nash's Sun setting.-A Panegyric.-Nash's Funeral.-His

Characteristics. .

p. 127

PHILIP, DUKE OF WHARTON.

Wharton's Ancestors.-- His Early Years.--Marriage at Sixteen.-Wharton takes

leave of his Tutor.---The Young Marquis and the Old Pretender.-Frolics

at Paris.-Zeal for the Orange Cause. -A Jacobite Hero.—The Trial of

Atterbury. – Wharton's Defence of the Bishop. - Hypocritical Signs of

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