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 Wharncliffe (2 syl.).What we Gave we Have, What we Spent we Had, What we Had we Lost. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wharton.
 
Philip Wharton, Duke of Northumberland, described by Pope in the Moral Essays in the lines beginning—   1
       
“Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days.”
   A most brilliant orator, but so licentious that he wasted his patrimony in drunkenness and self-indulgence. He was outlawed for treason, and died in a wretched condition at a Bernardine convent in Catalonia. (1698–1731.)   2
 


 Wharncliffe (2 syl.).What we Gave we Have, What we Spent we Had, What we Had we Lost. 

 
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