The fourteen-year-old Charlotte Ramsay apparently became Lady Isabella
's paid companion. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
later felt that her fictionalization of Lady Isabella showed extreme ingratitude.
Dalziel, Margaret, and Duncan Isles, editors. “Introduction, Chronology, and Appendix”. The Female Quixote, Oxford University Press, 1970.
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley. The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Halsband, RobertEditor , Clarendon Press, 1967.
Somehow Charlotte Ramsay secured patronage from Lady Isabella Finch
and her sister the Countess (later the Marchioness) of Rockingham
. (She left Lady Rockingham's house, however, after some alleged indiscretion with a young man, possibly...
She described herself as the Author of David Simple on the title-page of this and of all her subsequent fictional works. She did not put her name on a title-page until her last book. This...