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ANECDOTES OF THE ARISTOCRACY,” &o.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
VICISSITUDES OF GREAT FAMILIES.
As highest hilles with tempests be most touched,
It has been well observed that Fortune never appears in a more extravagant humour than when she reduces monarchs to mendicants, or debases the descendants of nobles into hewers of wood and drawers of water. In a former work we told of the decadence of many a royal line, -of the withering of many a proud stem; and instanced how one co-heir of our Plantagenet kings was, at the very