Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

He degraded himself by the vice of drinking, which, together with a great stock of Greek and Latin, he brought away with him from Oxford and retained and practised ever afterwards.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. Characters of Chesterfield, 1778, repr. Augustan Reprint Society, nos. 259-260, p. 36, University of California, Los Angeles (1990).

Character of John Carteret, Lord Granville (1690-1763), British statesman and successor to Sir Robert Walpole as chief minister, 1742-1744.
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