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THE

ROMANCE OF BIOGRAPHY;

OR

MEMOIRS OF WOMEN

LOVED AND CELEBRATED BY POETS,

FROM

THE DAYS OF THE TROUBADOURS

TO THE PRESENT AGE;

A SERIES OF ANECDOTES INTENDED TO ILLUSTRATE THE INFLUENCE

WHICH FEMALE BEAUTY AND VIRTUE HAVE EXERCISED OVER THE

CHARACTERS AND WRITINGS OF MEN OF GENIUS.

BY MRS. JAMESON,

Authoress of the Diary of an Ennyiée ; Lives of Celebrated Female Sovereigns ;
Female Characters of Shakspeare's Plays ; Beauties of the

Court of Charles the Second, &c.

THIRD EDITION,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

SAUNDERS AND OTLEY.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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