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Select Female Biography; Comprising Memoirs of Eminent British Ladies. by the Author of 'the Wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom Displayed'.
Select Female Biography Comprising Memoirs of Eminent British Ladies by the Author of 'the Wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom Displayed' Author:Mary Roberts General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1829 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million book... more »s for free. Excerpt: 201 MISS CATHARINE TALBOT. " Polite, as she in courts had ever been, Yet good, as she the world had never seen; The noble fire of an exalted mind, With gentle female tenderness combined. Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft as her heart, and as her reason strong; Her form, each beauty of the mind express'd, Her mind was virtue by the graces dress'd." Lyttelton. . Miss Catharine Talbot was born in 1720, a few months after the decease of her father, who was second son to the bishop of Durham, and younger brother to Charles, first lord Talbot. Having become acquainted with Mr. Seeker, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury, he recommended him on his death-bed to his father's patronage. This was the foundation of that distinguished prelate's subsequent fortune, and his grateful heart never forgot the obligation. Mr. Talbot left his widow, to whom he had been married but a short time, in a situationvery inadequate to his rank in life. She was, however, peculiarly happy in the friendship of Dr. Seeker, who afterwards married her intimate friend, Miss Benson; and, at their joint request, Mrs. Talbot and her infant daughter became a part of their family, which they never afterwards quitted. The subject of this memoir had thus ample opportunities for the prosecution of every serious study, as well as the acquirement of the various elegancies which render even virtue additionally attractive. She was highly accomplished, in the usual sense of the word; but, with her, virtue and benevolence formed the foundation, learning and the graces the ornamental part, of the moral structure. She bec...« less