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two Servants appeared, to admit them, and every thing had a suitable air of Property and Order. Lady Denham valued herself upon her liberal Establishment, and had great enjoyment in the order and the Importance of her style of living. They were shewn into the usual sitting room, well-proportioned and well-furnished; though it was Furniture rather originally good and extremely well kept, than new or showy; and as Lady Denham was not there, Charlotte had leisure to look about, and to be told by Mrs. Parker that the whole-length Portrait of a stately Gentleman, which, placed over the Mantelpiece, caught the eye immediately, was the picture of Sir Harry Denham, and that one among many Miniatures in another part of the room, little conspicuous, represented Mr. Hollis. Poor Mr. Hollis! It was impossible not to feel him hardly used; to be obliged to stand back in his own House and see the best place by the fire constantly occupied by Sir Harry Denham.