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CHARLES JAMES FOX
CON TEN T S.
Stephen Fox.-His Career Abroad and at Home.—His Wealth, and the
Use he made of it.--His Domestic History.-IIenry Fox.-His Mar-
riage.--His Opposition to the Marriage Act.-His Style of Speaking.
-Outbreak of the Seven Years' War.–Fox in the Pay-office, and Pitt
Master of the Nation.—Accession of George the Third, and Downfall
of Newcastle and Pitt. — Bute's Unpopularity. - Fox undertakes to
carry the Peace through Parliament.—The Methods by which he made
good his Promise.—He Retires from the House of Commons with the
Title of Lord Holland.—His Quarrel with Lord Shelburne and with
Rigby. - Hatred with which Lord Holland was regarded by the
Lord Holland in his own Family.-Birth of Charles James Fox.-His
Childhood.-Wandsworth.—Eton and Paris.—Dr. Barnard.— The Musa
Etonenses.- Picture at Holland House.—Lady Sarah Lennox.–Fox at
Oxford.—Tour in Italy.–Fox's Industry and Accomplishments. His
Return to England........
London Society at the Time that Fox entered the Great World.-Its
Narrow Limits and Agreeable Character. — Prevalent Dissipation
and Frivolity.-The Duke of Grafton.-Rigby.--Lord Weymouth.
Lord Sandwich.-Fox in the Inner Circle of Fashion.-Lord March.-
Brooks's Club.—Gaming.— Extravagance. — Drinking and Gout.
George the Third's Temperate and Hardy Habits.-State of Religion
among the Upper Classes.--Political Life in 1768.-Sinecures.- Pen-
sions and Places, English, Irish, and Colonial.--Other Forms of Cor-
ruption.—The Venality of Parliament.—Low Morality of Public Men,
and Discontent of the Nation.-Office and Opposition.-Fox's Political