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Nor did he do any systematic reading, though among his bills for the first term is an item for £20 17s. 6d. for books. But he was busily writing verses. At the end of the term he returned to London, but with no ready cash in his pocket he did not remain long. Against his strongest inclinations he set out for Southwell. Quarrels with his mother were inevitable. He escaped as often as he could across the green to the Pigots~ where he had made a fast friend of Elizabeth's brother John, on vacation from his study of medicine at Edinburgh.

When his mother, piqued by his comments on Lord Grey, told him one day that his childhood sweetheart Mary Duff was married, he was nearly thrown into convulsions. The disenchantments of the past year had brought to the surface an adolescent cynicism in the growing boy, a transparent cloak for wounded vanity. After offering Augusta his sympathy for her distress (her uncle General Leigh was putting obstacles in the way of her marriage to his son), he a,dded: "But really, after all (pardon me my dear Sister), I feel a little inclined to laugh at you, for love, in my humble opinion, is utter nonsense, a mere jargon of compliments, romance, and deceit .

In a short while the young lord was happily settled as a nobleman on his country estate. " With a generous hand he dealt out largess to his relations in Nottingham. On November 8 he addressed his aunt, Mrs. " • And he sent a young rabbit to Mrs. Parkyns, a friend of his aunt. The next year he was staying with the Parkyns family in Nottingham, where he was receiving treatments from Lavender, a practitioner who called himself a surgeon, and who apparently tried to straighten the boy's deformed foot by rubbing it with oil and screwing it up in a machine that gave the patient excruciating pain.

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