1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Caroline Norton

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:1179-80.



CAROLINE ELIZABETH NORTON (2 dau. of Thomas Sheridan, d. Cape of Good Hope 1817). b. 11 South Audley st. London 1807; resided with her mother in Hampton court palace 1817, then at Great George st. Westminster; m. (1) 30 July 1827 George Chappel Norton, he brough an action for crim. con. against Lord Melbourne who was acquitted at the trial 23 June 1836; she obtained a separation 1840, he d. 24 Feb. 1876; she m. (2) 1 March 1877 sir Wm. Stirling-Maxwell, 9 baronet, he d. 15 Jany. 1878; edited La belle assemblee, vols. 1-9, 1832 etc.; The English annual 1834; Fisher's Drawing room scrap-book 1832 etc.; author of The dandies' rout 1828, a satirical piece; The sorrows of Rosalie, a tale with other poems 1830; The undying one, and other poems (1830); A voice from the factories 1836, a poem; The dream and other poems 1840, 2 ed. 1841; The child of the islands 1845, a poem; Aunt Carry's ballads for children 1847; Stuart of Dunleath, 3 vols. 1851; English laws for women in the nineteenth century 1854; Letter to the queen on lord chancellor Cranworth's marriage and divorce bill 1855; Heimgegangen, in memory of H.R.H. the prince consort 1862; The lady of La Garaye 1862, 8 ed. 1875; Lost and saved, 3 vols. 1863, 5 ed. 1863; Old sir Douglas, 3 vols. 1867, new ed. 1871; edited The rose of Jericho, from the French 1869. d. 10 Upper Grosvenor st. London 15 June 1877, portrait by Mrs. Ferguson in Scottish National portrait gallery, she is depicted as Astrea the spirit of justice in Maclise's fresco in the house of lords executed 1849; she is the heroine of George Meredith's novel Diana of the Crossways, 3 vols. 1885. Songs, poems, and verses by Helen, lady Dufferin (1894) p. 32 etc.; F. Hervey's Genealogical table of Sheridan family (1873); P. Fitzgerald's Lives of the Sheridans ii 352-448 (1886); C. J. Hamilton's Women writers, second series (1893) 121-41 portrait; W. Bates's Maclise portrait gallery (1883) 53-8 portrait, 355, 419, 457, 493; C. C. F. Greville's Memoirs iii 349-51 (1874); Graphic xv 634 (1877) portrait; I. L. N. [Illustrated London News] lxx 595, 613 (1877) portrait; Temple Bar Feb. 1878 pp. 101-110; Englishwoman's Domestic Mag. xxiv 49, 67 (1878); Traits of character by a contemporary ii 317-42 (1860); S. J. Hale's Woman's Record, 2 ed. 1855 p. 761 portrait; C. M. Collins's Celtic Irish song writers (1885) 101-3; Reynolds's Miscellany i 233 (1847) portrait.