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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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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.
Speak for yourself, my lord," interrupted Buckingham with vexation; "for my part, I displease her royal highness to such a degree, that I appear absolutely nothing to her.
Buckingham remained behind, and took advantage of this isolation to give himself up to his anger; he bit his handkerchief so furiously that it was soon in shreds.
Here the party knelt, while Buckingham recited a weird, prayer-like chant.
None of them, not even Buckingham, seemed to feel any personal animosity toward me.
With the coming of dawn the number of lions about us seemed to have greatly diminished--at least they made less noise--and as Buckingham and his party disappeared into the woods, leaving me alone to my terrible fate, I could hear the grumblings and growlings of the beasts diminishing with the sound of the chant, which the party still continued.
But when I thought of the innumerable dangers which surrounded us and the comparatively small amount of ammunition that I had with me, I hesitated to provoke a battle with Buckingham and his warriors when, by flight, I could avoid them and preserve my cartridges against emergencies which could not be escaped.
Oh, yes," said Buckingham, grating his teeth with rage.
He found Buckingham seated at a table in his bedchamber, writing orders with his own hand.
We are safe on that side," said Buckingham, turning toward D'Artagnan.
Buckingham saw by the expression of the young man's face what was passing in his mind, and he smiled.

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