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Charles 2nd Earl Grey


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unknown : Correspondence re Francis Rawdon Hastings, second Earl of Moira

Byron's "Detached Thoughts" (15 October 1821-18 May 1822), 15 October 1821: 'At the Opposition Meeting of the peers in 1812 at Lord Grenville's -- when Ld. Grey and he read to us the correspondence upon Moira's negotiation -- I sate next to the present Duke of Grafton -- when it was over -- I turned to him -- & said "What is to be done next?" -- "Wake the Duke of Norfolk["] (who was snoring away near us) replied he ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Charles 2nd Earl Grey      Manuscript: Letter


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