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Lytton

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BOOK V. 

CHAPTER I. 

Envy will be a science when it learns the use of the microscope. 

When leaves fall and flowers fade, great people are found in their
country-seats.  Look!--that is Montfort Court,--a place of regal
magnificence, so far as extent of pile and amplitude of domain could
satisfy the pride of ownership, or inspire the visitor with the respect
due to wealth and power.  An artist could have made nothing of it.  The
Sumptuous everywhere; the Picturesque nowhere.  The house was built in
the reign of George I., when first commenced that horror of the
beautiful, as something in bad taste, which, agreeably to our natural
love of progress, progressively advanced through the reigns of succeeding
Georges.  An enormous fafade, in dull brown brick; two wings and a

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