The younger daughter of the Rev. Mr. Harding and much pursued by suitors, John Bold, Mr. Slope, Bertie Stanhope and Mr. Arabin.
She married John Bold and had one child, Johnnie. Her second husband was Mr. Arabin, their children being Eleanor (“Ellie”) and Susan, called “Posy"There was a quiet, enduring, grateful sweetness about her face.... Her loveliness was like that of many landscapes, which require to be often seen to he fully enjoyed. There was a depth of dark clear brightness in her eyes which was lost upon a quick observer, a character about her mouth which showed itself to those with whom she familiarly conversed, a glorious form of head the perfect symmetry of which required the eye of an artist for its appreciation" - Barchester Towers