Eleanor Radcliffe, countess of Sussex

Countess of Sussex, a great and sad example of the power of lust and slavery of it. She was as great a beauty as any in England, and had a good witt. After her Lord's death (he was jealous) she sends for one (formerly her footman) and makes him groom of the chamber. He had the pox and she knew it ; a damnable sott. He was not very handsome, but his body of an exquisite shape (hinc sagittae (hence the arrows, i.e. love)). His nostrils were stuffed and born out with corks in which were quills to breath though. About 1666 this countess died of the pox.