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George Villiers Buckingham

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Buckingham was a sated man of pleasure, who had turned to ambition as a pastime. As he had tried to amuse himself with architecture and music, with writing farces and with seeking for the philosopher's stone, so he now tried to amuse himself with a secret negotiation and a Dutch war.
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Lord Macaulay The History of England from the Accession of James II (London: J. M. Dent, 1934) vol. 1, p. 168.

 
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