LADY HESTER LUCY STANHOPE
\lˈe͡ɪdi hˈɛstə lˈuːsi stˈanhə͡ʊp], \lˈeɪdi hˈɛstə lˈuːsi stˈanhəʊp], \l_ˈeɪ_d_i h_ˈɛ_s_t_ə l_ˈuː_s_i s_t_ˈa_n_h_əʊ_p]\
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niece of William Pitt the younger; born at Chevening, Kent, England, March 12, 1776; died at Mar Elias, Syria, June 23, 1839. She was confidential secretary to Pitt for ten years prior to his death. In 1810 she visited Syria, Jerusalem, Damascus, Baalbec, and Palmyra. In 1814 she established herself in the deserted convent of Mar Elias, near Sidon, on a crag of Lebanon, became a benefactress to the poor, and studied astrology. Her "Memoirs" (3 vols., 1845) and "Seven Years' Travels" (3 vols., 1846) were published by her physician.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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