Long, Catharine (DNB00)

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LONG, Lady CATHARINE (d. 1867), novelist and religious writer, youngest daughter of Horatio Walpole, third earl of Orford, married Henry-Lawes Long, esq., of Hampton Lodge, Surrey, 22 July 1822, and died suddenly from alarm in a thunderstorm, 30 Aug. 1867, leaving seven daughters and a son. She engaged in much literary work, chiefly in the way of religious fiction, and published some pieces of sacred music.

Her works are: 1. ‘Sir Roland Ashton, a Tale of the Times,’ Lond. 1844, 8vo, a religious novel directed against the tractarian movement (Athenæum, 1844, p.771). 2. ‘Midsummer Souvenir, Thoughts Original and Selected,’ 1846, 32mo. 3. An ‘Agnus Dei’ for four or five voices, 1848. 4. ‘Christmas Souvenir,’ 1848, 32mo. 5. ‘Heavenly Thoughts for Morning Hours,’ 1851, 18mo. 6. ‘Heavenly Thoughts for Evening Hours,’ Lond. 1856, 18mo. 7. ‘The Story of a Drop of Water,’ Lond. 1856. 8. ‘First Lieutenant's Story,’ Lond. 1856, 12mo. 9. ‘The Story of a Specific Prayer,’ Lond. 1863. 10. ‘Herein is Joy,’ selections from Morning and Evening Thoughts. 11. ‘He is not Dead, he cannot Die,’ in memory of Prince Albert, words and music. 12. ‘For Wounds like these, Christ is the only Cure,’ set to music.

[Burks's Landed Gentry; Burke's Peerage, s. v. 'Orford;' Works in British Museum Library.]

A. F. P.