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Marsham, Mrs

A girlhood friend of Plantagenet Palliser‘s mother, whom he thought would be a good duenna for his young wife, Lady Glencora. Lady Glencora detested her, and indignantly protested to her husband when she found herself spied upon. Mrs. Marsham married Mr. Bott.

"[She] had many good points. She was poor, and bore her poverty without complaint. She was connected by blood and friendship with people rich and titled; but she paid to none of them egregious respect on account of their wealth or titles.... She was a little woman, with small sharp eyes, with a permanent colour in her face, and two short, crisp, grey curls at each side of her face; always well dressed, always in good health ... altogether incapable of fatigue"