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The Purser

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LADY HARDWICKE, the lady of the Chancellor, loved money as well as he
did, and what he got she saved. The purse in which the Great Seal is
carried is of very expensive embroidery, and was provided, during his
time, every year. Lady Hardwicke took care that it should not be
provided for the seal-bearer's profit, for she annually retained them
herself, having previously ordered that the velvet should be of the
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