A osen Famous Ba
An Eastern editor observes:
is better known in this country than almost any other woman of title in the old country.
She died at Paris
, at the somewhat mature age of sixty two yet is generally supposed, by those who only know her by description, to have been then, and always, in the bloom of youth and beauty.
The last time we saw her was in one of the boxes of Hor Majesty's Theater, in London
, when Jenny Lind
was playing Amint, in L. Sonnambula
A country consign who was with her, asked, "Who is that stout higbey rouged, and over-dressed old lady As iere were very many in the house to which this too truthful description was applicable we were unable to reply.
But our fair inquirer spotted her by adding; "There?
next the pillar.
That fat old dowager, with the enormous turban, and, it is so odd, brides of file lace, just like whiskers, hanging down by the side of her vibrating ] heeks"
The sun young lady paused for a reply, like Erutus in the play, and was very much astonished when she learned that the object of her curiosity was Lady Blessing
and Saehad Itv d, like other people, in the delusion that the Countess
was the loveliest of her sex, and saw — a fat, painted, turbaned old woman.
For nearly twenty years Lady Blessington
was a noticeable woman in London
life — Men of all ranks in society, provided they had talent and popularity, were to be met with in her house; their wives, daughters and sisters did not visit her, Basques she entered fashionable life with a doubtful character, which did not improve as she grew older He sale visitors corresponded freely with her, and she was load of writing to them — fancying, because she wrote well turned sen fancying, that she was a second Madame De Sevigne