“Dirty, avaricious, heartless and eccentric to the point of insanity.” Who was described so forcefully by the poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744)?

Answer: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762). Montagu was well known through English polite society for her wit and verse, but she had numerous critics, including Pope, whose anger was partly the result of his unrequited declaration of love for her in 1722.

Source: The Encyclopedia of World Biography by Terrie M. Rooney et. al

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