The following brief memoirs of a beautiful, engaging, and, in many respects, highly gifted woman require
little in the way of introduction. While we may trace same little negative disingenuousness in the writer, in
regard to a due admission of her own failings, sufficient of uncoloured matter of fact remains to show the
exposed situation of an unprotected beauty--or, what is worse, of a female of great personal and natural
attraction, exposed to the gaze of libertine rank and fashion, under the mere nominal guardianship of a
neglectful and profligate husband.