Under the patronage of Lady Charleville
, she met many prominent people in the capital in 1808; on the way home to Ireland she visited, as well as Lady Stanley
and her Shrewsbury relations, the...
Leisure and Society
Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
Late in life EOB
ran a kind of salon which was remarkable for being bohemian and operating on a shoestring: with tea rather than wine (unlike the lavish salons of contemporary society hostesses like Lady Holland
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
is said to have had France read to her on her deathbed, with approbation.
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora, 1988.
Her lover Benjamin Constant
defended Morgan from attack, and Morgan's own friend Lady Charleville
, who had previously...
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
In the plot, Jim is suspected in the murder of a policeman, but later becomes sensibly disillusioned with repeal. Grace improves her natural goodness by reading the Bible in an almost Protestant manner. She ministers...