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Marrable, Colonel

The scapegrace brother of Sir Gregory, and father of Walter, from whom he embezzled his entire estate.

"He was a thin, old man, who wore padded coats, and painted his beard and his eyebrows, and had false teeth, and who, in spite of chronic absence of means, always was possessed of clothes apparently just new from the hands of a West End tailor.... He was goodtempered, sprightly in conversation, and had not a scruple in the world"