The Duke's intellectual character defined. His birth.
Early habits of study, and subsequent love of pleasure.- A
volunteer in the first naval war with the Dutch in 1666.
-Attempts to take his seat in the House of Lords, but ob-
jected to, on account of his being under age. Obtains the
favour of Charles the Second and his Courtiers, and befriends
the poet Dryden.-Appointed Gentleman of the Bed-cham-
ber.-Serves a campaign under Turenne.- Pays his addresses
to Princess Anne. — Volunteers to command the forces de-
spatched to the relief of Tangier.-Curious anecdote.--Sworn
of the Privy Council on the accession of James the Second.
- Anecdote of the Duke and King William. — The Duke's
noble conduct during the London riots. — Gives in his ad-
hesion to King William.-- Created Marquis of Normanby -
Created by Queen Anne Duke of Buckinghamshire. — His
vexation at the honours heaped on the Duke of Marlborough.
-His infidelity and superstition. - His character as a poet.-
Neglected by George the Second.--Spring Macky's character
of the Duke. — His three Marriages. — Death in 1721.-His
epitaph on himself.