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CHAPTER III. FRANCES BURNEY, AFTERWARDS MADAME

D'ARBLAY (1752-1840)

Evelina published anonymously-Miss Burney's excitement at its

success—She becomes a lion”—Dr. Johnson's approval—Her

play, The Witlings, adversely criticised-Her second novel,

Cecilia, widely read-She makes the acquaintance of Mrs.

Delany-Presented to the King and Queen-Offered a post in

her Majesty's Household-Her desire to refuseShe accepts

reluctantly-She is unhappy at Court—The Schwellenberg-

Ill-health-Her resignation is accepted-A small pension granted

-M. d'Arblay-Miss Burney attracted by him—They become

engaged-Her father's opposition withdrawn--Marriage-The

birth of a son-Mme. d'Arblay's tragedy, Edwy and Elvine, a

failure Her third novel, Camilla, financially successful-In

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CHAPTER IX. LADY HERTFORD (1760–1834)

The Marchioness of Hertford–The second Marquis of Hertford-

Très grande dame—A very handsome woman—The infatuation

of the Prince of Wales—A “ liaison of vanity”-His visits to

Hertford House-Tom Moore's gibes—Mrs. Fitzherbert dis-

tressed by this affaire—Her relations with Lady Hertford-

Mary Seymour-A threat-Mrs. Fitzherbert insulted by the

PrinceThey separate-Lady Hertford and Lady Conyngham 148

CHAPTER X. PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES (1796–1817)

The Prince Regent's conduct towards Caroline-Princess Charlotte

as a young girl-The Prince restricts her intercourse with her

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