Saturday, November 22, 2008


"You have told me how foreign women revenge - I will show you how an English woman can."

-Harriet, Countess of Bessborough to Lord Byron


  1. Me-ow!!! Go Harriet! I've always felt Byron needed taking down a peg or two. I have her bio in my (ever-growing) "must read" pile, but now I think it has to move to pride of place---maybe even before the new Aileen Ribeiro. (Which comes out *NEXT MONTH*!! Not that I'm counting the days or anything.)
    Thanks again!

  2. that's one that even i would use!


  3. I agree! He was cocky for a guy with a club foot! I would have been more like Caroline Lamb and gone for the low blows with him-not all of us are as graceful in threats as Harriet.