was introduced by Catharine Trotter
to John Tilly
, governor of the Fleet Prison
; he became her first long-term lover, with whom she stayed till December 1702.
Ballaster, Ros. “Early Women Writers: Lives and Times. Delarivier Manley (c. 1663-1724)”. The Female Spectator (1995-), No. 1, pp. 2 - 5.
Family and Intimate relationships
Manley made fairly unlikely allegations that CT
had affairs with John Tilly
(she calls them, after fictional characters, Calista and Cleander),
had been called called Calista in The Female Wits; Cleander was...
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