Vassall-Fox, Henry Richard, 3rd Baron Holland (M)

b. 21 November 1773. d. 22 October 1840. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, translator, and politician. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford. Succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Holland on his father’s death in 1774. Travelled through Spain and Italy after graduating. Met Elizabeth Vassall, wife of Sir Godfrey Webster in Naples, and married on 6 July 1795. Changed his name to Vassal in 1800 to strengthen the claim his children had on the fortune Webster had won in the divorce. Holland House, his family’s seat, became a centre of political and literary culture, and home to the Holland House Set. Spent much time living and working in France, and was even presented to Napoleon. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
L’Amour Fait Passer le Temps. To a Lady. On the Bas-Relief of Her Clock, Which, in Allusion to the Motto Above, Represented a Cupid Rowing Time in a Small Boat 1830 The Keepsake Poet 3093
Sonnet. On Reading “Paradise Regained.” 1830 1832 The Keepsake Poet 3568
Epigram. From the Spanish of Lope de Vega 1832 The Keepsake Translator 3462
To the Same Lady, in Her Eighty-First Year, April, 1825 1834 The Keepsake Poet 3798