by our special correspondent.
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The representatives of two very ancient titles have died this week.  LORD DE ROS, the premier Baron of England, the 20th in descent, who, A.D. 1264, was summoned to the Parliament called by the Barons, when HENRY III and his son PRINCE EDWARD became prisoners.  The second Baron was an unsuccessful competitor for the crown of Scotland.  The late peer was in the Life Guards, and served in the American War on particular service a Quartermaster-General, but was invalided.  He held various appointments about the Court.  His son and successor is also a colonel of Life Guards, and an official courtier.  The peer to whom the late Lord succeeded was the subject of a very amusing and scandalous trial, somewhere about 1835, from a habit he had at Crockford's of always having the best trumps at whist.  In this trial a Whig baronet and M.P., SIR WILLIAM INGILBY, gave some very curious evidence.
The title of the BARONESS DE CLIFFORD, who departed this life last week, at the mature age of 83, dates back to 1299.  The first Baron was Earl Marshal of England in 1307, and was slain at the battle of Bannockburn.
I think if some of those who teach young people history at schools were to bring in the names of such living representatives of ancient titles present on remarkable events, as well as quotations from poems and plays, history would not be considered "dry."