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Bonteen, Mrs

An unpleasant, gossiping woman, who singled out her husband’s enemies for her most vigorous attacks. Her demands that Phineas Finn should be convicted for the murder of her husband were incessant and groundless.

Lady Laura Standish said of her: "I hate that woman like poison. ... She is always playing a game, and it is such a small game that she plays! And she contributes so little to society. She is not witty nor well-informed - not even sufficiently ignorant or ridiculous to be a laughing-stock" - Phineas Finn