parrakeet


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Macaulay's writings and his parliamentary oratory had gained him admission to the ruling elite, but his behaviour sometimes disconcerted the Whig aristocrats among whom he moved, when, for example, he recited from memory at the Cabinet table a popular ballad he had heard being sung in the streets; the Duke of Wellington is alleged to have said that Lord Melbourne ~would rather sit in a room with a chime of bells, twelve parrakeets and one Lady Westmoreland than sit in Cabinet with Mr.