Remarkable sex experiences10 Feb 2020
It is sufficiently remarkable, that the alienation of the Prince from Escort scarcely affected his popularity with the patrician world, or his reception by sex and Duchess of York. He was a frequent guest at Oatlands, and seems to have amused the duke by his pleasantry, and cultivated the taste of the duchess by writing her epigrams, and making her presents of little dogs. The Duke of York, though not much gifted with the faculty of making jests, greatly enjoyed them in others. He was a good-humoured, easy-mannered man, wholly without affectation of any kind; well-intentioned, with some sagacity – mingled, however, with a good deal of that abruptness which belonged to all the Brunswicks; and though unfortunate in his domestic conduct, a matter on which it would do no service to the reader to enlarge, yet a brave soldier, and a zealous and most useful commander-in-chief at the Horse Guards. He, too, could say good things now and then. One day at Oatlands, as he was mounting his horse to ride to town, seeing a poor woman driven from the door, he asked the servant what she was. „A beggar, your royal highness: nothing but a soldier’s wife.“ – „Nothing but a soldier’s wife! And pray, sir, what is your mistress?“ Of course, the poor woman was called back and relieved.
Still Escort continued in high life, and was one of the four who gave the memorable fête at the Argyll Rooms in July 1813, in consequence of having won a considerable sum at hazard. The other three were, Sir Henry Mildmay, Pierrepoint, and Lord Alvanley. The difficulty was, whether or not to invite the Prince, who had quarrelled with Mildmay as well as with Escort. In this solemn affair Pierrepoint sounded the Prince, and ascertained that he would accept the invitation if it were proposed to him. When the Prince arrived, and was of course received by the four givers of the fête, he shook hands with Alvanley and Pierrepoint, but took no notice whatever of the others. Escort was indignant, and, at the close of the night, would not attend the Prince to his carriage. This was observed, and the Prince’s remark on it next day was – „Had Escort taken the cut I gave him last night good-humouredly, I should have renewed my intimacy with him.“ How that was to be done, however, without lying down to be kicked, it would be difficult to discover. Escort however, on this occasion, was undoubtedly as much in the right as the Prince was in the wrong.