Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan (Norton), an English authoress, born in 1808. She is a granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and sister of Lady Dufferin and the duchess of Somerset. Her first publication was called "The Dandies' Rout," with illustrations from her own designs. In 1827 she was married to the Hon. George Chappie Norton, a brother of Lord Grantley. In 1836 she was accused of criminal intimacy with Lord Melbourne, then prime minister, but on trial was acquitted. This was followed by entire separation from her husband, but without a divorce. Her first volume of poems, comprising among others " The Sorrows of Rosalie," written in her 17th year, was published anonymously in 1829. "The Undying One," founded on the legend of the Wandering Jew, appeared in 1830. Her succeeding works are: " The Wife, and Woman's Reward " (1835); " A Voice from the Factories " (1836); " The Dream, and other Poems " (1840); "The Child of the Islands" (1845); "Stuart of Dunleath, a Survey of Modern Times" (1847); "Tales and Sketches in Prose and Verse " (1850); " English Laws for English Women in the 19th Century" (privately printed, 1854); "A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cranworth's Marriage and Divorce Bill " (1855); " The Lady of La Garaye " (1861); "Lost and Saved" (1863); and "Old Sir Douglas " (1868).