The dose was offered to him by his wife, who had been unfaithful to him and sought to set her paramour on his throne.
In 1696 he was, although a zealous Tory, appointed deputy comptroller of the mint at Chester, and (August 19, 1698) he received a commission as captain of the "Paramour Pink" for the purpose of making extensive observations on the conditions of terrestrial magnetism.
Eight years later he returned from Athens and revenged his father's death by slaying his mother, and her paramour (Odyssey, iii.
Member of the royal council, but he was soon at variance with Isabella and her paramour, Roger Mortimer, and was practically deprived of his power.
Electra, cruelly ill-treated by Clytaemnestra and her paramour, never loses hope that her brother will return to avenge his father.