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BARON THOMAS VAUX VAUX OF HARROWDEN (1510-1556)  ,
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English poet, eldest son of Nicholas Vaux, 1st Baron Vaux, was born in 1510 . In 1527 he accompanied Cardinal Wolsey on his
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embassy to France; he attended Henry VIII. to
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Calais and Boulogne in 1532; in 1531 he took his seat in the House of Lords, and was made Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Anne Boleyn . He was captain of the Isle of Jersey until 1536 . He married Elizabeth Cheney, and died in
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October 1556 . Sketches of Vaux and his wife by
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Holbein are at Windsor, and a finished portrait of Lady Vaux is at Hampton Court . Two of his poems were included in the Songes and Sonettes of Surrey (Tottel's
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Miscellany, 1557) . They are " The assault of Cupid upon the fort where the lover's hart
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lay wounded, and how he was taken," and the Dittye . . . representinge the Image of Deathe," which the gravedigger in Shakespeare's
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Hamlet misquotes . Thirteen pieces in the Paradise of Dainty Devices (1J76) are signed by him . These are reprinted in Dr A . B . Grosart's Miscellanies of the Fuller Worthies Library (vol. iv., 1872) .

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