Elizabeth Linley, the first wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was a much-admired singer who had many suitors. The Linley's of Bath were a musical family, and Elizabeth performed with her younger brother before his early death. Her sister Mary married the wit Richard Tickell, author of the Wreath of Fashion (1778). There is a portrait of Elizabeth and Thomas Linley by Gainsborough (ca. 1768) entitled "A Beggar Boy and a Girl."