But Tate gave him no chance, carefully folding each dis­ carded waistcoat and making ‘a neat pile o f them well within his view. ’

Politics were mixed with patriotism. At a performance o f Measure for Measure in April 1813 (the period o f the ‘Delicate investigation’ into the conduct o f Princess Caroline),

When Lucio complained o f the harshness o f his sen­ tence, being no less than ‘whipping and hanging,’ the Duke rejoins ‘Sland’ring a Prince deserves it’ : the audi­ ence seconded the assertion by a peal o f applause; upon a cessation o f which some person from the gallery exclaimed - ‘More so for a PrincessV which drew forth a volley o f approbation, three times repeated.