published two novels, The Fatal Secret; or, Constancy in Distress, dedicated to William Yonge
(who had just made a huge profit from divorcing his wife
), and The Surprize; or, Constancy Rewarded...
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
According to the surviving manuscript, the two women produced their verse responses on the very day that Eleanor Bowes was said (years later, by the cynical Horace Walpole
) to die of the violence of...