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Leaning to virtues side.

--The late Sir. Robert Peel speaking in the House of Commons of the Lord Chancellor (Eldon) said that — to apply to that noble Lord the words of the poet--"even his failings leaned to virtue's ride." A gentleman present remarked that, in that case, his Lordship's failings resembled the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which, notwithstanding its long incitation, had never yet gone over.

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