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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

ECCENTRIC CHARACTERS.

LORD CAMELFORD.

We cannot survey the circumstances of the life of Lord Camelford, without regretting that the virtues and good qualities which he occasionally manifested were obscured by passions often dangerous to the peace and welfare of society. At the same time, these mischiefs were not the result of a bad heart, for when reason and reflection recovered the dominion which the love of every species of extravagance had usurped in his mind, he thougnt no sacrifice too great to repair the injuries which the gratification of his humor had occasioned. He exhibited a truly singular compound of human virtues and frailties; being distinguished for eccentric boldness and in

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