The ministry was suffering, as Lord Greys government had suffered nearly forty years before, from the effect of its own successes.
It was sold by the de Greys to Henry VII., and Elizabeth gave it to the earl of Warwick.
The best are the pale bluish greys, and are chiefly used for ladies' coats, stoles, muffs and hats.
As illustrative of this, it may be explained that any brown tone of fur such as sable, marten, mink, black marten, beaver, nutria, &c., will go well upon black or very dark-brown furs, while those of a white or grey nature, such as ermine, white lamb, chinchilla, blue fox, silver fox, opossum, grey squirrel, grey lamb, will set well upon seal or black furs, as Persian lamb, broadtail, astrachan, caracul lamb, &c. White is also permissible upon some light browns and greys, but brown motley colours and greys should never be in contrast.
With greys it is those that are bluish, not yellow, and with white those that are purest, and with black the most dense, that are most esteemed and that are the rarest.