Frances Greville

Irish poet

Frances "Fanny" Greville (c 17241789) was an Irish poet and celebrity in Georgian England.

Frances Crewe, by Thomas Gainsborough


  • Nor peace nor ease the heart can know
    Which, like the needle true,
    Turns at the touch of joy or woe,
    But turning, trembles too.
    • A Prayer for Indifference, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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