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Hertford

(Anglo-Saxon, heort-ford, the hart's ford). The arms of the city are “a hart couchant in water.”

Hertford,
invoked by Thomson in his Spring, was Frances Thynne, who married Algernon Seymour, Earl of Hertford, afterwards Duke of Somerset.

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