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Penelope Boothby
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1785
Death: Mar. 13, 1791

Daughter of Sir Brooke Boothby,her father wrote "Sonnets from Sorrows, Sacred to the Memory of Penelope" in 1796.She was also featured in the painting "The Apotheosis of Penelope Boothby" by Henry Fuseli.During her life, Penelope had a portrait done by Sir Joshua Reynolds.Her tomb was sculpted by Neoclassical sculptor Thomas Banks, best known for his memorial to Westcott in St Pauls Catherdral and Lewis Carrol did a photograph of Xie Kitchin as Penelope Boothby.After her funeral,it is said her parents separated and never spoke to each other again.


"Sonnet XII

Well has thy classick chisel, Banks,express'd
The graceful lineaments of that fine form,
Which late with conscious, living beauty warm,
Now here beneath does in dread silence rest.
And, oh, while life shall agitate my breast,
Recorded there exists her every charm,
In vivid colours, safe from change or harm,
Till my last sigh unalter'd love attest.
That form, as fair as ever fancy drew,
The marble cold, inanimate, retains;
But of the radiant smile that round her threw
Joys, that beguiled my soul of mortal pains,
And each divine expression's varying hue,
A little senseless dust alone remains. "

 
 
Burial:
Ashbourne St Oswald Churchyard
Ashbourne
Derbyshire Dales District
Derbyshire, England
 
Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Sep 02, 2006
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