On assuming office Graham faced considerable hostility. Greville, who had briefly known him at Oxford, thought his appointment ‘the most monstrous of all’, bitterly recalling that
thinking he could do better [Graham] cut me, as he had done others before … I take vanity and self-sufficiency to be the prominent features of his character … I think he will fail.
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