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My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.

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Viscount Melbourne, of Kilmore in the County of Cavan, was a title created for Peniston Lamb, 1st Baron Melbourne in 1781 in the Peerage of Ireland. He had previously been created Lord Melbourne, Baron of Kilmore in the County of Cavan, in the Peerage of Ireland, in 1770, and was further created Baron Melbourne, of Melbourne in the County of Derby, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, in 1815. The 2nd Viscount was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, while his brother, the 3rd Viscount, was a diplomat who was created Baron Beauvale, of Beauvale in the County of Nottingham, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, in 1839, before succeeding to the Viscountcy. All the titles became extinct on the death of the 3rd Viscount.

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