See also:British statesman and orator, was the third son of
See also:Fox, 1st
See also:Holland, and his wife,
See also:Lady Caroline Lennox, eldest daughter of
See also:Charles Lennox, 2nd duke of
See also:Richmond . He was
See also:born at 9 Conduit Street,
See also:Westminster, on the 24th of
See also:January 1749 . The
See also:father, who treated his
See also:children with extreme indulgence, allowed him to choose his school, and he elected to go to one kept at Wands-worth by a French refugee, named Pampelonne . In a very
See also:time he asked to be sent to
See also:Eton, where he went in 1757 . At Eton he did no more
See also:work than was acceptable to him, but he had an inborn love of literature, and he laid the foundation of that knowledge of the classic
See also:languages which in after years was the delight of his
See also:life . The vehemence of his
See also:temper was
See also:con-trolled by an affectionate disposition . When quite a boy he checked his own tendency to fits of passion on learning that his father trusted him to cure his defects . That he learnt anything, and that he
See also:grew up an amiable and magnanimous man, were solely due to his natural worth, for no one ever owed less to
See also:education or to
See also:family example . The relations of Lord Holland to his sons would be difficult to parallel . He not only treated them, and in particular Charles, as friends and companions in pleasure from the first, but he did his best to encourage them in dissipation . In 1763 he took Charles for a tour on the continent, introduced him to the most immoral society of the time and gave him
See also:money with which to gamble . The boy came back to Eton a precocious
See also:rake .
It was his
See also:fortune that he did go back, for he was subjected to a wholesome course of ridicule by the other boys, and was flogged by Dr
See also:Barnard, the headmaster . In 1764 Charles proceeded to Hertford
See also:Oxford . At Oxford, as at Eton, he read literature from natural liking, and he paid some
See also:attention to
See also:mathematics .
EDWARD FOX (c. 1496-1538)
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