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the following lines, said to have been written by Dr. Freind :

Quem modo stravisti longo in certamine Tempus

Hic recubuit Britonum clarus in orbe pugil
Jam primus stratus; præter te vicerat omnes ;

De te etiam victor, quando resurget, erit.
Which may be thus rendered :

At length, he falls, the long, long contest's o'er,
And Time has thrown, whom none o'erthrew before ;
Yet boast not, Time! thy victory, for he
At last shall rise again and conquer thee.

Sir Thomas's great grandson is the present Lord Rancliffe.


This unfortunate lady, whose beauty and attractions proved her ruin, was fifth daughter of George, first Earl of Berkeley. Mary, her eldest sister, married, in the reign of Charles II., Ford, Lord Grey, of Werke-a nobleman of infamous memory: through his whole career he appears to have been an unprincipled miscreant, guilty of the most odious abuse of confidence, the meanest duplicity, the basest falsehood, and the most ungenerous, most ungrateful, and most unfeeling selfishness; a selfishness in gratification of which he scrupled not to blast with universal and irremediable infamy, the reputation of a beautiful girl, who had sacrificed to him her fair name, and the affections of her family. Upon the accession of King James, he urged the Duke of Monmouth to undertake his rash and fatal invasion (though in his “Confession " he represents his “coldness and backwardness to engage the Duke or himself in it.") When the invasion was effected, we find him obstructing its success by the most pernicious counsels, and finally defeating it by an act of the most flagrant treachery or cowardice.

From the evidence taken on Lord Grey's trial, for the abduction and wrong of the Lady Henrietta Berkeley, it seems that he had encouraged a passion for her when she was a girl, and basely taking advantage of the


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opportunities which his alliance with her family (he was her brother-in-law) afforded, had succeeded in seducing her when she was but little more than seventeen. After she had acknowledged an affection for him, the intrigue was continued about a year without discovery, but with great risk; and on one occasion, as he himself confessed, he was two days locked in her closet, without food, except a little sweetmeats.” At length the suspicions of the Countess of Berkeley being excited by some trivial accident, she commanded her third daughter, the lady Arabella, to search her sister's room; on which the latter delivered up a letter she had just been writing to Lord Grey, to this effect :


'My sister, Bell, did not suspect our being together last night, for she did not hear the noise. Pray come again on Sunday, or Monday; if the last, I shall be very impatient.”

This disclosure took place at Berkeley House, in London; and every precaution was taken to prevent any correspondence, or clandestine meeting between the parties ; notwithstanding which, Lady Henrietta contrived to elope from Durdans, a seat of the Berkeleys near Epsom, and to join Lord Grey in London, with whom she resided for a short time, in a lodging-house at Charing Cross.

The Earl of Berkeley indicted him, and several other persons, for conspiring to ruin his daughter, by seducing her from her father's house. The trial came on in November, 1682, at Westminster Hall; and after a most affecting scene, the Lady Henrietta being herself present, and making oath that she had left home of her own accord, the jury were preparing to withdraw to consider their verdict, when a new tone was given to the proceedings, by the lady declaring, in opposition to her father's claim of her person, " that she would not go with

him; that she was married, and under no restraint, and that her husband was then in court.”

The scene that ensued is told so graphically in the report of the trial that we cannot forbear extracting the passage:

Lord Chief Justice (Sir Francis Pemberton.) Let's see him that has married you. (Here a Mr. Turner stepped forward.] Are you married to this lady?

Mr. Turner. Yes, I am so, my lord.
L.C.J. What are you?
Mr. Turner. I am a gentleman.
L.C.J. Where do you live?

Mr. Turner. Sometimes in town, sometimes in the country

L.C.J. Where do you live when you are in the country?

Mr. Turner. Sometimes in Somersetshire.

Just. Dolben. He is, I believe, the son of Sir William Turner that was the advocate: he is a little like him.

Serj. Jefferies. Ay, we all know Mr. Turner well enough. And to satisfy you this is all a part of the same design, and one of the foulest practices that ever was used, we shall prove he was married to another person before, that is now alive, and has children by him.

Mr. Turner. Ay, do, Sir George, if you can, for there never was any such thing.

Serj. Jeff. Pray, sir, did not you live at Bromley with a woman as man and wife, and had divers children; and living so intimately, were you not questioned for it; and you and she owned yourselves to be man and wife?

Mr. Turner. My lord, there is no such thing; but this is my wife I do acknowledge.

Att. Gen. We pray, my lord, that he may have his oath.

Mr. Turner. My lord, here are the witnesses ready t prove it that were by.

Earl of Berkeley. Truly as to that, to examine thus matter by witnesses, I conceive this Court, though it be a great Court, yet has not the cognizance of marriages: and though here be a pretence of a marriage, yet I knur you will not determine it, how ready soever he be in make it out by witnesses, but I desire she may be delivered up to me, her father, and let him take his remedy.

L. C. J. I see no reason but my lord may take tis daughter.

Earl of Berkeley. I desire the Court will deliver bo to me.

Just. Dolben. My lord, we cannot dispose of any other man's wife, and they say they are married. We have nothing to do in it.

L. C.J. My Lord Berkeley, your daughter is free you to take her; as for Mr. Turner, if he thinks he has any right to the lady, let him take his course. Are you at liberty, and under no restraint?

Lady Henrietta. I will go with my husband.

Earl of Berkeley. Hussey, you shall go with me home.

Lady Henrietta. I will go with my husband.

Earl of Berkeley. Hussey, you shall go with me, I say.

Lady Henrietta. I will go with my husband.

Mr. Williams. Now the lady is here, I suppose m. Lord Grey must be discharged of his imprisonment.

Serj. Jefferies. No, my lord, we pray he may be coctinced in custody.

L. C. J. How can we do that, brother? the comraitment upon the writ De Homine Replegiando, is but t: the body be produced ; and here she is, and says slie.. under no restraint.

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