Susannah Minifie, Mrs. Gunning (1740-1800) was the author of Barford Abbey (1768), Count de Poland (1780), Anecdotes of the Delborough Family (1792), Memoirs of Mary (1793), Delves (1796), Love at First Sight (1797) and Fashionable Involvements (1800). "How distressing, how heart-rending, is my dear Fanny's mournful detail! -It lies before me; I weep over it! -I weep not for the departed saint: no; it is for you, myself, for all who have experienced her god-like virtues! -Was she not an honour to her sex? Did she not merit rewards too great for this world to bestow? -Could the world repay her innocence, her piety, her resignation? Wipe away, my best love, the mark of sorrow from your cheek. Perhaps she may be permitted to look down: if so, will she smile on those that grieve at her entering into the fullness of joy? "