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  • But when Dorset was replaced by the duke of Devonshire in 1755, Boyle was raised to the peerage as earl of Shannon and received a pension, and other members of the opposition also obtained pensions or places; and the archbishop, finding himself excluded from power, went into opposition to the government in alliance with John Ponsonby.
  • In 1836 he was elected a member of the Academie des sciences politiques et morales, was raised to the peerage in 1839 and in 1843 became doyen of the faculty of law.
  • A peerage was openly talked of as his due, while his own ambition pointed to some responsible office at home.
  • Her children he adopted as his own; and it was chiefly for her sake that he desired the peerage which was twice held out to him.
  • He was raised to the peerage in 1895, and died in London Jan.

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