The Jockey Club and Its Founders: In Three Periods (Classic Reprint)

The Jockey Club and Its Founders: In Three Periods (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Black
     
 

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Horace Walpole in his 'Letters' tells an amusing story which shows how a denouncer, unless he be sufficiently careful to put the saddle on the right horse, may have the tables turned upon him. Two highly connected Members of Parliament, Messrs. Theobald Taaffe (of the family made illustrious by

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Excerpt from The Jockey Club and Its Founders: In Three Periods

Horace Walpole in his 'Letters' tells an amusing story which shows how a denouncer, unless he be sufficiently careful to put the saddle on the right horse, may have the tables turned upon him. Two highly connected Members of Parliament, Messrs. Theobald Taaffe (of the family made illustrious by several Counts Taaffe before the present famous Austrian statesman) and Edward Wortley Montagu (son of the celebrated Lady Mary), being on a visit in Paris in 1747, and being both of them addicted to gambling and rioting, had been thrown into prison there for 'cheating and robbing a Jew' at play, as Walpole bluntly puts it.

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ISBN-13:
9781332146116
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/04/2015
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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