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Lynch, Anastasia

A pathetic figure, dominated in turn by two ruthless men. After her father tried in vain to induce her to become a nun, and her brother to murder her for her share of the estate, she took refuge with Mrs. Kelly the innkeeper. Martin Kelly schemed to marry her for her money, but her sweetness and helplessness won his heart, and their marriage was for love, not fortune.

" all Ireland, there was not a more single-hearted, simple-minded young woman. I do not use the word simple, as foolish; for, though uneducated, she was not foolish. But she was unaffected, honest, humble, and true, entertaining a very lowly idea of her own value, and unelated by her newly acquired wealth" - The Kellys and the O'Kellys