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john hervey

politician and wit whose Memoirs of the Reign of George the Second are of first importance and, along with the writings of Horace Walpole, are largely responsible for many of posterity's impressions of 18th-century England.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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