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 Lady Isabella,Lady Margaret Professor 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lady Magistrate.
Lady Berkley was made by Queen Mary a justice of the peace for Gloucestershire and appointed to the quorum of Suffolk. Lady Berkley sat on the bench at assizes and sessions, girt with a sword. Tony Lumpkin says of Mr. Hardcastle—   1
        “He’ll persuade you that his mother was an alderman and his aunt a justice of the peace.”—Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer.

 Lady Isabella,Lady Margaret Professor 


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