The Earl had been a man quite capable of making himself disagreeable ... Of all of our capabilities this is the one which clings longest to us.
An habitual drunkard, whose wife deserted him for Colonel Askerton, whom she married after Jack drank himself to death in India.
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GEROULD, WINIFRED GREGORY; A GUIDE TO TROLLOPE. © 1948 Princeton
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