Quotation by Horace Walpole

Of Ickworth's boys, their father's joys,
There is but one a bad one;
The tenth is he, the parson's fee,
And indeed he is a sad one.
No love of fame, no sense of shame,
And a bad heart, let me tell ye:
Without, all brass; within, all ass,
And the puppy's name is Felly.
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 55, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).

Verses by John Lord Hervey (1696-1743), written down by Walpole in 1787, showing Hervey's jealousy of his spoiled youngest brother Felton Hervey, the tenth son of John Earl of Bristol; Ickworth was Lord Bristol's seat.
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