George agreed, but as Cornwallis declined the offer Dundas remained home secretary.
Not long after, the Irishman received a message from Mr. Dundas to attend at his office.
Di, who was sitting with Mrs. Dundas, suddenly perceived them coming up the room together.
Indirectly Pitt and Dundas were responsible for these disasters.
"Good watch-dog, I suppose," suggested Dundas, striving to enter into the spirit of her talk.
It is usual to blame Pitt or Dundas for the delay in those preparations.
“Miss Dundas would have married me but for the return of your scapegrace son,” cried Ormsby, flashing out.
Neither Dundas nor Wilberforce moved in the highest circles.
He observed the stranger with only slight interest, till Dundas drew up his chair opposite at the table.
The secret is hard to fathom; but Pitt and Dundas were clearly too credulous.