During Sydney Owenson's young years a series of infatuated young men pursued her, including the youthful poet Thomas Dermody
, and Francis Crossley
, her volunteer amanuensis, who later became an army officer in India...
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
In manuscript this novel, planned in the same early period as St. Clair, extended to six volumes, transcribed for its author by a young admirer, Francis Crossley
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora, 1988.