Dorothy Jackson nee Quincy (1709-1762) was the subject of a poem entitled "Dorothy Q." and written by her great-grandson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who saw a portait of her in her youth. The first stanza:
GRANDMOTHER's mother: her age, I guess, // Thirteen summers, or something less; // Girlish bust, but womanly air; // Smooth, square forehead with uprolled hair; // Lips that lover has never kissed; // Taper fingers and slender wrist; // Hanging sleeves of stiff brocade; // So they painted the little maid.
The entire ode can be found here, along with a short author's note discussing two of her male relatives.
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