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Maid of Athens

immortalised by Byron, was Theresa Macri. Some twentyfour years after this poem was written the maid was in dire poverty, without a single vestige of beauty. She had a large family, and lived in a hovel.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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