Who is Lord Chesterfield

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, (22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773) was a British statesman, diplomat, and man of letters, and an acclaimed wit of his time.

Early life

He was born in London to Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, and Lady Elizabeth Savile, and known as Lord Stanhope until the death of his father, in 1726. Following the death of his mother in 1708, Stanhope was raised mainly by his grandmother, the Marchioness of Halifax. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he left just over a year into his studies, after focusing on languages and oration. He subsequently embarked on the Grand Tour of the Continent, to complete his education as a nobleman, by exposure to the cultural legacies of Classical antiquity and the Renaissance, an...
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Kumi__69: "as lord chesterfield said of the generals of his day, 'i only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names, he trembles as i do.' " - duke of wellington
Barbarakayi: "know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it." --lord chesterfield
Candyfrank8: if we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. - lord chesterfield
Ancientwisdomhq: "[common sense] is the best sense i know of." - lord chesterfield
Sathishgillan: "know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it." --lord chesterfield
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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
to the author's cottage; and on the morning of their arrival,
he met with an accident, which disabled him from walking
during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
had left him for a few hours, he composed the following
lines in the garden-bower.

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