From Angelyn’s Blog
Henry Luttrell (1765 – 1851) was the illegitimate son of the earl of Carhampton. As if that were not bad enough, he had little funds and showed even less promise as an Irish politician. But in Lansdowne House “he set the table at a roar” and became the “great London wit,” as Sir Walter Scott dubbed him, of the Regency.
“I know of no more agreeable member of society than Mr. Luttrell. His conversation, like a limpid stream, flows smoothly and brightly along, revealing the depths beneath the surface, now sparkling over the object it discloses or reflecting those by which it glides. He never talks for talk’s sake. The conversation of Mr. Luttrell makes me think, while that of many others only amuses me.” — Lady Blessington
“Full of well-bred facetiousness and a sparkle of the first water.” — Tom Moore
“He delighted in society and was the delight of it.” — R…
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