In a letter to C. Fortescue of 10 January 1858, Lear writes: “My friend Miss Dennet must have had a sad shock by Lord Spencer’s sudden death. Everyone should know that so high was his esteem for Miss D. (who brought up his two daughters, and was much with Lady S. at last) that he settled an income of £200 per annum on her for life” (LEL, 82-3).

11.i.58, 1.ii.58,, 13.viii.59, 19.viii.59, 7.xi.59, 17.iii.61, 24.iii.61.