"I hope Lady Eliz does not loose sight of going abroad."
Lady Georgiana Spencer,
Mother Knows Best
Lady S should have taken a lesson from Jane Gordon and had Lady E kidnapped! Didn't Bess die in Italy? Or at least she lived there for many years as Dowager.
Haha, now that would have been a story! Although the kidnapping of Lady Strathmore was no laughing matter...however brilliant a story now.Bess did die in Italy, and strangely enough, Eliza Courntey was at her side on her deathbed. When Lady S wrote this it was around the time Bess was Charlotte's "governess." I think you can just hear the tone of Lady S's voice when you read it.
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