, son of the preceding, had a learned education in the university of Cambridge. He had been
, son of the preceding,
had a learned education in the university of Cambridge.
He had been made knight of the Bath as early as 1616,
at the creation of Charles prince of Wales, and had stood
as the eldest son of a peer, at the state in the house of
lords, at sixty-three, and was an eminent instance of filial
duty to his father, before whom he would not put on his
hat, or sit down, unless enjoined to do it. He was bred
in the best manner; for besides the court, and choicest
company at home, he was sent to travel, and then into the
army, and served as a captain under sir Francis Vere.
He sat in many parliaments, until secluded by that which
condemned the king. After this he lived privately in the
country, at Tostock, in Suffolk; and towards the latter
end of his life, entertained himself with justice-business,
books, and (as a very numerous issue required) oeconomy.
He published a little tract on that subject, entitled “
Observations and advices Œconomical,” Lond.
relating to the Long Parliament,” with an apologetic, or
rather recantation preface; for he had at first been active
against the King. He wrote also the “
History of the
Life of Edward Lord North, the first Baron,” Lord Orford says, “
sensibly, and in a very good style,” though
this critic seems to think he fails in impressing the reader
with much respect for his ancestor. After his death appeared a volume of essays, entitled “
Light in the way to
Paradise; with other occasionals,” Lond.