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 (shăfts′bĕr′ē, -bə-rē), First Earl of Title of Anthony Ashley Cooper. 1621-1683.
English politician. Originally a Royalist, he later opposed Charles II in the English Civil War and is considered the founder of the Whig Party.


(ˈʃɑːftsbərɪ; -brɪ)
1. (Biography) 1st Earl of, title of Anthony Ashley Cooper. 1621–83, English statesman, a major figure in the Whig opposition to Charles II
2. (Biography) 7th Earl of, title of Anthony Ashley Cooper. 1801–85, English evangelical churchman and social reformer. He promoted measures to improve conditions in mines (1842), factories (1833; 1847; 1850), and schools


(ˈʃæfts bə ri, ˈʃɑfts-)

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of, 1621–83, English statesman.
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At last, in 1681, the nation became afraid of another civil war, and the king was enabled to have Shaftesbury arrested on the charge of treason.
Now, in 1682, the political tide again turned against Shaftesbury, and he fled from England.
Here in the guise of the old Bible story Dryden seeks to hold Lord Shaftesbury up to scorn because he tried to have a law passed which would prevent the King's brother James from succeeding to the throne, and which would instead place the Duke of Monmouth there.
In a day in June, at the hour when London moves abroad in quest of lunch, a young man stood at the entrance of the Bandolero Restaurant looking earnestly up Shaftesbury Avenue--a large young man in excellent condition, with a pleasant, good-humoured, brown, clean-cut face.
In London, as in New York, there are spots where it is unsafe for a man of yielding disposition to stand still, and the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Piccadilly Circus is one of them.
His lordship's gaze being a little slow in returning from the middle distance--for it was not a matter to be decided carelessly and without thought, this problem of carrying the length of Shaftesbury Avenue with a single brassy shot--he repeated the gossip from the home.
He said, "It was a mere abuse of words to call those things evils, in which there was no moral unfitness: that pain, which was the worst consequence of such accidents, was the most contemptible thing in the world;" with more of the like sentences, extracted out of the second book of Tully's Tusculan questions, and from the great Lord Shaftesbury.
In ten minutes she came out, she had on the cloak and shawl which she had worn when he took her to the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Latimer seated himself opposite to me and we started off through Charing Cross and up the Shaftesbury Avenue.
Shaftesbury is quoted as having pronounced it the test of truth -- a
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