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when next her parents inquire for her, she has gone. Nobody can find her. She is off for Mr. Fox.
At the corner of Holland House Lane the one that is now shut up—is a public house, the Holland Arms, the sign of which is the family scutcheon. The supporters of the shield are a couple of foxes, and in this emblazonment of it-for the arms in the peerage have no such device one of the foxes holds a rose in his mouth. The rose is the cognizance of the Richmond family. Was this an allusion to the stolen bud ?
The old Duchess of Marlborough, whose nephew had been persuaded by Henry, or, as he was familiarly termed, Harry Fox, to join him in politics, called him “the fox that had stolen her goose.” Did this put it into Fox's head to represent himself as the fox that had stolen the rose ?
Lady Caroline appears to have been truly attached to her husband. Her death so soon after his own, was not improbably occasioned by it ; and when he procured her the title of Baroness, before he was ennobled himself, she put up their joint coat of arms in the house, where it is still be seen, with the motto Re e Marito (king and husband); as much as to say, that she derived her honours equally from both.
But the Fox family, during his lordship’s prosperity, had been forced to suffer what they considered a degradation, in turn. Among the pictures in Holland House we have mentioned an interesting one by Sir Joshua Reynolds, representing, in a group, Lady Sarah Lenox, who was a very young sister of Lady Caroline ; Lady Susan Fox, or Strangeways, an equally young daughter of Henry Fox's cousin, Lord Ilchester, who
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MEMORIALS OF KENSINGTON,
REGAL, CRITICAL, AND ANECDOTICAL.
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