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" Heptarchy, have been seen humbling themselves, by the lowest arts of degradation, to soften the obdurate autocratesses; and we fear it is no exaggeration to say, that more than one parvenu has been known to barter his vote in parliament, and more than... "
The victims of society - Strona 168
autor: Marguerite Gardiner (countess of Blessington.) - 1837
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1836
...gentry, with pedigrees traced up to the Heptarchy, have been seen humbling themselves by the lowest acts of degradation to soften the obdurate autocratesses...parvenue her honour, for a ball-ticket. The prestige has gradually abated, and the institution is now tottering to its fall; but its origin is worth recording,...
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The Victims of Society, Tom 2

Marguerite Countess of Blessington - 1837
...regarded as a positive loss of caste ; and no arts of solicitation were left untried to avert so teriible a catastrophe. The wives and daughters of the oldest...abated, and the institution is now tottering to its fall ; bitt its origin is worth recording, as a ludicrous phenomenon in the progress of society." — Quarterly...
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The Quarterly review, Tom 57

1836
...humbling themselves by the lowest acts of degradation to soften the obdurate autocratesses ; and we feur it is no exaggeration to say, that more than one parvenu...to barter his vote in parliament, and more than one pareenue her honour, for a ball-ticket. The prestige has gradually abated, and the institution is now...
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