had separately printed a poem as a single sheet: On Reading Lady Flora Hastings
' Poems, which also appeared the next year in Hastings's Poems, posthumously edited by her sister.
British Library Catalogue.
5 July 1839
Lady Flora Hastings
, a lady-in-waiting to the mother
of the young and inexperienced Queen Victoria
, died, probably of liver cancer, at Buckingham Palace after being publicly suspected of illicit pregnancy.