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An attempt toward the Character of a Nobleman
If considered in
His love to the King,
Was a true Courtier.
But if we regard
And his steady opposition to every measure
He was indeed a Patriot.
Beloved by his friends,
Respected even by his enemies, He was honoured in the Senate with attention from both.
Courted by all parties,
Enlisting with none,
These public virtues arose
From the uprightness of his intentions,
Lord Clare, in 1774, wrote the following Epitaph on this amiable Nobleman, as “a tribute of affection and reverence to his dearest friend, and the most perfect man he ever had the happiness and honour of being acquainted with.” It is addressed to Sir James Lowther.
EPIT A P H.
Could every virtue of the human breast,
He died at Byram, in the county of York, on the seventh day of March, 1750-1, and by his will (dated the twenty-seventh of May, 1747) left his real estate to his heir at law, James the son of Robert Lowther, Esquire, of Meaburn in Westmoreland; who on May 24, 1784, was by patent created a Peer of Great Britain, by the title of Earl of Lonsdale, Viscount Lonsdale, Viscount Lowther, Baron Lowther, Baron of Kendal, and Baron of Burgh.
3. Antony, the youngest son, one of the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, was representative in parliament for Cockermouth from 1714 to 1722, and afterward knight of the shire for Westmoreland. He died November 24, 1741, unmarried.