Excerpt from Romney I wish to ackwledge my indebtedness to my friend. Hector Suffling, Barrister-at-Law, for generous assistance in this little book. Originally it was our intention to work together throughout in the gathering of material; but events occurred that rendered this impossible to the extent we had contemplated. However, it would be unfair t to pay full tribute to Mr. Suftling's skilful contribution. The book has gained very materially by his aid, and lost much by his inability to proceed further in his co-operation. I have also to make the following ackwledgments: to the Director of the National Gallery, for permission to reproduce The Beaumont Family, Mr. & Mrs. William Lindow. Jacob Morland, and the Lady and Child; to the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, for the Portrait of the Artist and Richard Cumberland; to Mrs. F. Davies, for Miss Casson; and to Lord Alfred de Rothschild, for Lady Hamilton as Emma. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.