COUNTESS OF MARGUERITE BLESSINGTON
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An Irish descriptive writer and novelist; born in Knockbrit, Tipperary, Sept. 1, 1789; died in Paris, June 4, 1849. In 1818 she was married to the Earl of Blessington, and became a favorite in distinguished society in London and on the Continent. Her connection with the Count d'Orsay dated from 1822. She wrote a number of novels: "The Idler in Italy" (London, 1839-40); "The Idler in France" (1841); and "Conversations with Lord Byron" (1834).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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