The Pink Of Politeness

LORD BERKELEY was once dining with Lord Chesterfield (the pink of

politeness) and a large party, when it was usual to drink wine until

they were mellow. Berkeley had by accident shot one of his gamekeepers,

and Chesterfield, under the warmth of wine, said, Pray, my Lord

Berkeley, how long is it since you shot a gamekeeper?--Not since you

hanged your tutor, my lord! was the reply. You know that Lord

Chesterfield brought Dr. Dodd to trial, in consequence of which he was


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