The Young Duke

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GEORGE AUGUSTUS FREDERICK, DUKE OF ST. JAMES, completed his twenty-firstyear, an event which created almost as great a sensation among thearistocracy of England as the Norman Conquest. A minority of twentyyears had converted a family always amongst the wealthiest of GreatBritain into one of the richest in Europe. The Duke of St. Jamespossessed estates in the north and in the west of England, besides awhole province in Ireland. In London there were a very handsome squareand several streets, all made of bricks, which brought him in yearlymore cash than all the palaces of Vicenza are worth in fee-simple, withthose of the Grand Canal of Venice to boot. As if this were not enough,he was an hereditary patron of internal navigation; and although perhapsin his two palaces, three castles, four halls, and lodges _ad libitum_,there were more fires burnt than in any other establishment in theempire, this was of no consequence, because the coals were his own. Hisrent-roll exhibited a sum total, very neatly written, of two hundredthousand pounds; but this was independent of half a million in thefunds, which we had nearly forgotten, and which remained from theaccumulations occasioned by the unhappy death of his father.
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