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FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TILL THE REIGN OF
KING GEORGE IV.

BY

JOHN LORD CAMPBELL, LL.D. F.R.S.E.

[THIRD SERIES,

from
THE BIRTH OF LORD CHANCELLOR LOUGHBOROUGH, IN 1733,
To

THE DEATH OF LORD CHANCELLOR ELDON, IN 1838.]

WOL. VII.

LONDON : -
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

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CHAPTER CXCI.
Life or loit D CHANCEL LOR EL don Frton't his birttii TILL his MAR rai.A.G. E.

Last of the Lives of the Lord Chancellors, 1. The Author's Advantages and

Difficulties in writing this Memoir, 1. Lord Eldon's Fabulous Descent from

the Magician Sir Michael Scott, 2. His true Pedigree, 3. His Mother Fright-

ened by the Rebels, in 1745, is brought to bed of her eldest Son in the County

of Durham, 5. Birth of John Scott, Lord Eldon, 6. His Infancy, 6. He is

taught to read, 6. He is at the Grammar School under Mr. Moises, 7. Early

Manifestation of the different Characters of William and John Scott, 7. Stories

told by Lord Eldon of himself when he was a Schoolboy, 7. Progress of John

Scott in his Studies at School, 9. His Affection for his Master, 9. His Father

about to bind him Apprentice to the Business of a Coal-fitter, 10. His Brother

William advises that he should be sent to Oxford, 11. His Journey thither, 11.

His Matriculation, 12. He is Elected a Fellow of University College, 12. He

is intended for the Church, 13. Bad Puns, 13. His Examination for the De-

gree of B. A., 14. He gains the Prize for the English Essay, 15. Specimens

of his Composition, 15. His Modesty, 17. Humourous Letter from him to a

Fellow Student, 17. His Prospects, 18. Change of his Destiny by Marriage,

19. Courtship of John Scott and Bessy Surtees, 19. They fall in Love with

each other at first sight, 20. They are engaged, 20. Obstacles to their Union,

20. Their Flirtations, 20. His Family relent, 21. Her's inexorable, 21. She

is sent on a Visit to Relations in London, 22. He pursues her, 22. His Letter

to a Confidant, 23. Her Family try to force her to marry another, 25. She

Elopes with Mr. Scott, 25. They are married in Scotland, 26. Their Wed-

ding Night, 27. Conduct of his Family on this Occasion, 27. They are for-

given by his Father, 28. Her Father long implacable, 28. Plan of making

the future Chancellor a Grocer, 28. Letter from him explaining his Feelings

and Views, 29. His exemplary Conduct as a Married Man, 31. Her Parents

are reconciled to her, 32. Settlement on Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, 32. Letter

from Lord Eldon to his Father-in-law, 33. They are re-married at Newcastle,

34. They bid a final adieu to Newcastle, 34.

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