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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hertford.
 
(Anglo-Saxon, heort-ford, the hart’s ford). The arms of the city are “a hart couchant in water.”   1
   Hertford, invoked by Thomson in his Spring, was Frances Thynne, who married Algernon Seymour, Earl of Hertford, afterwards Duke of Somerset.   2
 


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