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Rachel, Lady Russell
“Live virtuously, my Lord, and you cannot die too soon, nor live too long.”
“... you will I trust find heaviness may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
“[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, English writer
(1636 - 1723)
Full name: Lady Rachel Vaughan Wriothesley.