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Identifier: portraitsmemoirs03caul
Title: Portraits, memoirs, and characters, of remarkable persons, from the revolution in 1688 to the end of the reign of George II. Collected from the most authentic accounts extant
Year: 1820 (1820s)
Authors: Caulfield, James, 1764-1826
Subjects: Great Britain -- Biography
Publisher: London, T. H. Whitely
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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38 MEMOIRS OF [GEORGE u. Miss MARY BLANDY was the only daughter ofMr. Francis Blandy, attorney-at-law, and town-clerkof Henley, in Oxfordshire, who married the daughterof Mr. Serjeant Stephens.—As they had no issueof their marriage but this daughter, they were ex-tremely fond of her ; and, therefore, made it theirwhole study to furnish her with the best accomplish-ments of her sex. This task her mother undertook,and not only instructed her in those rudiments ofknowledge which were proper for one of her rank,but likewise instilled into her the principles of reli-gion and piety. Miss soon discovered a happygenius, in imbibing and improving the endowmentsgiven by her mother. As to her temper, she wassprightly, affable, and polite; and, with respect toher person, though she could not be reckoned abeauty, yet was agreeable, and her conversation en-gaging. With regard to her father, Mr. Blandy, he lived ingreat reputation his business flounshing5 and he well

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THE NEW YOKK PUBLIC LIBRAKY ASTOK, LKNOXTILDKN FOUNDATION*.K L GEORGE ii.] REMARKABLE PERSONS. 39 respected by all sorts of people. Thus happilysituated, he thought it a piece of policy to cherishthe good opinion the world entertained of him, andhis opulent circumstances, in order that some gen-tleman of estate might seek his alliance in themarriage of his daughter. But be this as it will,the young lady was cried up for a great fortune, andconsequently drew a great number of admirers andvisitants to her fathers house ; but, among all heradmirers, none were so remarkably distinguished asthe gentlemen of the army; and, indeed, Mr. Blandyhimself was so delighted with the conversation ofthese officers, that he was never better pleased thanwhen he entertained some of them at his table. It is easy to imagine, that when she was arrivedat years of maturity, she had an inclination to marry,and that several disappointments she met with, bythe dislike of her father to the offers that had beenmad


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