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Excerpt: ...his son in fame, and will leave him at an immeasurable distance with posterity. Of the events of the private life of Mr. Sheridan, during this stormy part of his political career, there remain but few memorials among his papers. As an illustration, however, of his love of betting-the only sort of gambling in which he ever indulged-the following curious list of his wagers for the year is not unamusing:- "25th May, 1793.-Mr. Sheridan bets Gen. Fitzpatrick one hundred guineas to fifty guineas, that within two years from this date some measure is adopted in Parliament which shall be (bonâ fide) considered as the adoption of a Parliamentary Reform. "29th January, 1793.-Mr. S. bets Mr. Boothby Clopton five hundred guineas, that there is a Reform in the Representation of the people of England within three years from the date hereof. "29th January, 1793.-Mr. S. bets Mr. Hardy one hundred guineas to fifty guineas, that Mr. W. Windham does not represent Norwich at the next general election. "29th January, 1793.-Mr. S. bets Gen. Fitzpatrick fifty guineas, that a corps of British troops are sent to Holland within two months of the date hereof. "18th March, 1793.-Mr. S. bets Lord Titchfield two hundred guineas, that the D. of Portland is at the head of an Administration on or before the 18th of March, 1796; Mr. Fox to decide whether any place the Duke may then fill shall bonâ fide come within the meaning of this bet. "25th March, 1793.-Mr. S. bets Mr. Hardy one hundred guineas, that the three per cent. consols are as high this day twelvemonth as at the date hereof. "Mr. S. bets Gen. Tarleton one hundred guineas to fifty guineas, that Mr. Pitt is first Lord of the Treasury on the 28th of May, 1795.-Mr. S. bets Mr. St. A. St. John fifteen guineas to five guineas, ditto.-Mr. S. bets Lord Sefton one hundred and forty guineas to forty guineas, ditto. "19th March, 1793.-Lord Titchfield and Lord W. Russell bet Mr. S. three hundred guineas to...
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  • Thomas Moore(Author)
  • HardPress Publishing (29 Jan. 2010)
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