AN HISTORICAL CHARACTER relating to the holy and exemplary Life of the Right Honourable the Lady Elizabeth Hastings: To which are added I. One of the Codicils of her last Will, setting forth her Devise of Lands to the Provost and Scholars of Queen’s College in Oxford, for the Interest of twelve Northern Schools. II. Some Observations resulting therefrom. III. A Schedule of her other Perpetual Charities; with the principal Rule for their Administration. By Thomas Barnard.
Leeds: Printed by James Lister, for John Swale; and Sold by. S. Birt in Ave-Maty-Lane, London; and T. Martin in Leicester, 1741. xxviii, 199 pages. Contemporary full untitled calf. 12mo. First edition. Binding rubbed; else a very good copy of this biography of the celebrated Lady Elizabeth Hastings, known as ‘Lady Betty’ (1682-1739). Extremely well known in her lifetime, Hastings was noted for her intelligence, her pious character, and her support of charitable causes.