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Rachel, Lady Russell

  • Live virtuously, my Lord, and you cannot die too soon, nor live too long.

    • Rachel, Lady Russell,
    • to Lord Cavendish (1690), Letters of Lady Rachel Russell ()
  • ... you will I trust find heaviness may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

    • Rachel, Lady Russell,
    • advice to her daughter (1695), in Antonia Fraser, The Weaker Vessel ()
  • [On her marriage:] I know, as certainly as I live, that I have been, for twelve years, as passionate a lover as ever woman was, and hope to be so one twelve years more.

    • Rachel, Lady Russell,
    • 1682, in Antonia Fraser, The Weaker Vessel ()

Rachel, Lady Russell, English writer

(1636 - 1723)

Full name: Lady Rachel Vaughan Wriothesley.