"...The Dss of Portland* has mortify'd me by her humility in saying that tho' Dr Georgiana was a very pretty child she was afraid she has too Cavendish a face to be a handsome woman..."
Dorothy Duchess of Portland,
Georgiana "Little G" Countess of Carlisle,
Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire
Just wanted to drop by and say I love this blog!
what a rude thing to say! If someone said that about my child, I would be very angry indeed.
It would deserve a slap or a curt reply, in my humble opinion.
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