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ROMANCE OF BIOGRAPHY;

THE

OR

MEMOIRS OF WOMEN

.LOVED AND CELEBRATED BY POETS,

FROM

THE DAYS OF THE TROUBADOURS

TO THE PRESENT AGE;

A SERIES OF ANECDOTES INTENDED TO ILLUSTRATE THE INFLUENCE
WHICH FEMALE BEAUTY AND VIRTUE HAVE EXERCISED OVER THE

CHARACTERS AND WRITINGS OF MEN OF GENIUS.

BY MRS. JAMESON,
Authoress of the Diary of an Ennuyéel; Lives of Celebrated Female Sovereigns ;
Female Characters of Shdkspeare's Plays; Beauties of the

Court of Charles the Second.

THIRD EDITION,
IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
SAUNDERS AND OTLEY.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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BEAUTIES AND POETS IN THE REIGN OF CHARLES I. 33

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