1893 text

Jane, daughter to Sir Robert Needham, is frequently mentioned in the “Grammont Memoirs,” and Evelyn calls her “that famous and indeed incomparable beauty” (“Diary,” August 2nd, 1683). Her portrait is in the Royal Collection amongst the beauties of Charles II.’s Court. Sir Robert Needham was related to John Evelyn.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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