Fanny Greville (c. 1724 - 1789)
Frances Greville née Macartney was an Irish poet and celebrity in Georgian England. She was born in Longford, Ireland in the mid-1720s; by the early 1740s, she was in London, accompanying Sarah Lennox, Duchess of Richmond. Horace Walpole's poem The Beauties (1746) mentions her as among the most prominent women of court. Frances married Fulke Greville of Wilbury House (Wiltshire) in 1748. Greville was a gambler and a dandy, but that he loved his wife is witnessed by her presence (under the character of "Flora" in his Maxims, Characters, and Reflections (1756). Frances is believed to have contributed to the volume herself.
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