Item VII/iii/17 - Dorinda, A Town Epilogue

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-VII/iii/17


Dorinda, A Town Epilogue


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1775 (Publication)

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4to, 1 volume

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FITZPATRICK, HON. RICHARD, brother of John Fitzpatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory (qv); b. 24 Jan 1747/8; in school list 1764; Page of Honour to Queen Charlotte Sep 1761 – Sep 1765; according to his old schoolfellow, George O’Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (qv), “he was a page : and as in those days courts were very frequent, a great part of his time [while at school] was lost in sedan-chairs, and drawing-rooms, and in the necessary preparation of powder and pomatum” (Lord John Russell, Memorials and Correspondence of C. J. Fox, 1853, I, 9); left Christmas 1764; Ensign, 1st Foot Guards 10 Jul 1765; Military Academy, Caen 1767; Grand Tour (before 1770, when elected member Society of Dilettanti); Lieut. and Capt., 13 Sep 1772; served in American war 1777-8; Capt. and Lieut. -Col., 23 Jan 1778; Col. in the Army 20 Nov 1782; ADC to George III 16 Nov 1782; ret. 11 Apr 1783; Maj-Gen., 12 Oct 1793; Lieut. -Gen., 1 Jan 1798; Gen., 25 Sep 1803; Col., 11th Foot, 20 Apr 1806 – Feb 1807, 47th Foot from 25 Feb 1807; MP Okehampton 20 Oct 1770-4, Tavistock 1774-1807, Bedfordshire 1807-12, Tavistock from 1812; Chief Secreatary for Ireland Apr - Aug 1782; Privy Councillor (I) 4 May 1782; LLD Trinity Coll. Dublin 18 May 1782; MP (I) Maryborough 1782-3; Secretary at War Apr - Dec 1783; Privy Councillor 14 Apr 1783; again Secretary at War Feb 1806- Mar 1807, combining post with that of Lieut. -Gen. of the Ordnance; intimate friend and political ally of Charles James Fox; one of the authors of The Rolliad; d. 25 Apr 1813. DNB.

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with: Fox, To Mrs Crewe, 1775

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Modern binding

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  • English


  • Latin


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