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1 This lady was Anna Maria Brudenell, daughter of Robert, Earl of Cardigan. She survived both her gallant and her first husband, and was married, secondly, to George Rodney Bridges, son of Sir Thomas Brydges, of Keynsham in Somersetshire ; she died on the 20th April, 1702.

held the Duke's horse whilst he was fighting her husband, and went home with him afterwards.' Again in Pepys' Diary, March 23rd, 1668:

“Much discourse of the duel yesterday between the Duke “of Buckingham, (Sir Robert] Holmes, and one [Captain “William] Jenkins, on one side, and my lord of Shrewsbury, “Sir John Talbot, and one Bernard Howard (son of the Earl of Arundel) on the other side: and all about my lady “Shrewsbury, who is at this time, and hath for a great while “ been, a mistress to the Duke of Buckingham, and so her “husband challenged him, and they met yesterday, in a close “ near Barn Elms, and there fought; and my lord Shrewsbury “ is run through the body, from the right breast through the “shoulder, and Sir John Talbot all along up one of his arms,

and Jenkins killed upon the place, and the rest all in a little

measure wounded." Before Mr. Hoare purchased the estate in 1750 the Swiss Count Heidegger, master of the revels in the reign of George II., was for some time tenant of the house, 1727-1750.

Heidegger was as noted for his skill in arranging the revels, as he was amongst the wits for his ugliness ("something betwixt Heidegger and an owl"). The King having invited himself to sup with him one evening, came from his palace at Richmond by boat, and it was dark when he reached Barn Elms. There were no lights, and he made his way with some difficulty along the avenue to the house ; that was dark also, and the King

grew angry at the absence of preparation, when in an instant, house, avenue, and grounds were brilliantly illuminated by innumerable lamps, which had been so arranged as to be lighted simultaneously. The King greatly enjoyed the surprise, and, as the rest of the entertainment was equally successful, Heidegger was abundantly complimented for his device. The following amusing anecdote of Heidegger is well worthy of reproduction :

William, Duke of Cumberland, is so associated in our “minds with the suppression of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745, “that it is difficult to realise him as a practical joker and a “patron of sport. He was Jack Broughton's fast friend. “When that first of scientific boxers fought Slack, the butcher, “his Royal Highness is said to have staked £10,000 on the "event--and lost. He was once concerned with another "notorious scapegrace, the Duke of Montagu, in a practical “joke, which would be worth narrating if it were only for the “light it throws upon the free and easy manners of the period. Heidegger being one night in company with the two dukes "just mentioned, was made helplessly drunk, and with the “assistance of the daughter of a Mrs. Salmon, who owned a wax. “work show (the Madame Tussaud's of the time), they took a

cast of his features; from this was formed a mask which “exactly counterfeited his face; this, together with a wig and a “suit of clothes precisely the same in cut and materials as that “worn by him, was put upon a man about his size, and on the “next masquerade night the contemplated joke was performed. “There were two bands on these occasions, and as the King "entered the house, one, conducted by the true Heidegger, “struck up the National Anthem ; no sooner had the strains “died away than the other band, led by the false Heidegger,

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