Buckingham


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Buckingham

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1. George Villiers, 1st Duke of. 1592--1628, English courtier and statesman; favourite of James I and Charles I: his arrogance, military incompetence, and greed increased the tensions between the King and Parliament that eventually led to the Civil War
2. his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of. 1628--87, English courtier and writer; chief minister of Charles II and member of the Cabal (1667--73)

Buckingham

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a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop.: 12 512 (2001)
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Ah, madam," cried Buckingham, "your royal highness pierces my heart with a dagger forged by your own hands.
Let us land, gentlemen," said Henrietta, taking the arm which Rochester offered her, although Buckingham was nearer to her, and had presented his.
You see, my lord, towards that good Parry, who is wandering, as my lord of Buckingham says, and seeking me with eyes weakened by the tears he has shed over our misfortunes.
Buckingham hung down his head, and put his right thumb into the left corner of his mouth.
Buckingham, hereupon, gave a slight start, took his right thumb out of the left corner of his mouth, and, by way of indemnification inserted his left thumb in the right corner of the aperture above-mentioned.
Buckingham failed to convey the absolutely modern idea "wig," until (at Doctor Ponnonner's suggestion) he grew very pale in the face, and consented to take off his own.
Scarce a dozen, barring the Earl of Buckingham," replied the knave; "and, furthermore, there be a way to enter, which I may show you, My Lord, so that you may, unseen, reach the apartment where My Lady and the Earl be supping.
We shall pay a little visit upon our amorous friend, My Lord, the Earl of Buckingham.
And as the Earl of Buckingham glanced behind him he overturned the bench upon which he sat, in his effort to gain his feet; for My Lord Earl of Buckingham had a guilty conscience.
You have saved me, and I would save you, but nothing will save you if Buckingham gets his hands on you.
Didn't you say that Buckingham is already the king?
I must stay and do my best, even if Buckingham gets me, but you must go at once.