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Brentford, Earl Of

Father of Lady Laura Standish and Lord Chiltern, at whose town house Phineas Finn met most of the distinguished men of the day. He was for a time Privy Seal, and through his daughter’s influence helped to forward the ambitions of her young friend. After Lady Laura’s marriage with Mr. Kennedy went on the rocks, he accompanied her to Dresden, and from brooding over her troubles returned to Saulsby a broken man.