Friday, 13 July 2007


Litchfield Churchyard

And while we are about memorials, this inscription by Thomas Carew
on Lady Mary Wentworth's tomb has always seemed to me to be an
admirable way to be remembered

Good to the poor, to kindred dear
To servants kind, to friendship clear
To nothing but herself severe

But click the heading for a short biography of Mary Wentworth and
wonder if she quite merited this epitaph


  1. Is this the same lady who had the unsettling relationship with Alexander Pope? I think it must be. Her "Verses Address'd to the Imitator of the First Satire of the Second Book of Horace" are pure poison (love it!)

  2. The same! A longer and more interesting bio is here...amazing woman!