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Self-made Nobility.

--There are thirteen eminent Englishmen who have risen to high stations in life from obscurity. We have the following enumeration:

Lords Eldon and Stowell--sons of a barge maker and small coal dealer at Newcastle.--Lord Tenderden--son of a barber at Canterbury; he received a very poor education, but obtained the means to go to college; while there he enjoyed from a company in the city of London an exhibition of £3 per year until he took his degree. Lord Gilford--prior to his being called to the bar, was many years a poor clerk to a solicitor near Exeter. Lord Langdale, the master of the rolls, was many years a poor practicing surgeon. Sir John Williams, one of the judges of the Queen's bench — son of a very poor horse dealer in Yorkshire Lord Truc--son of a very poor man in Cornwall, married a first cousin of Queen Victoria, Mr. Baron Gurney--his mother kept a small bookstore for pamphlets in a court in the city of London. Lord Campbell, the present Lord Chancellor, was for many years reporter to the Morning Chronicle. Lord St. Leonard--son of a barber, and was formerly a clerk. Chief Justice Saunders, whose precepts to this day form the best text book to pleaders, was a beggar boy, first taken notice of by an attorney, who employed him in his office. Lord Haneyon--boot black and errand boy. Lord Hardwick--an errand boy. George Canning — son of a poor strolling player.

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