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Dismal

Daniel Finch, second earl of Nottingham.

“No sooner was Dismal among the Whigs ... but Lady Char[lot]te is taken knitting in St.James's Chapel [i.e. Lady Charlotte Finch, his daughter].” —Examiner, April 20-24th, 1713, No.44.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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