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Fawn, Frederick, Viscount

A dull and timid nobleman, desperately in need of money, who held several small posts in the government with no distinction whatever. He was decoyed by Lizzie Eustace into a proposal of marriage, but withdrew, not without much unpleasantness. He tried successively to marry Violet Effingham and Madame Goesler, but, since he had nothing to offer but his title, they did not accept him. At the trial of Phineas Finn for the murder of Mr. Bonteen, he gave such confused and inaccurate testimony that Phineas was almost convicted Shaken by the possible results of his words, he retired to the country, where he married “a pretty mincing girl” of his mother’s choosing.