1768-1837, b. Dublin; née Chenevix; her son Richard [q.v.] edited her travel journals and letters as Remains (1862), compared
to Walpoles Letters. [DIW] PI DIB DIW ODNB
See Michael McCraith, The Saga of James MacPhersons Ossian, in Linen Hall
Review (Sept 1991), pp.5-9.
D. J. ODonoghue, Poets of Ireland (Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1912) , notes that her travel journals
were edited by her son R. C. T., Archbishop of Dublin, as Remains (1862);
also [anon.,] Campaspe and other poems (Southampton 1815), and
[anon.,] Lauras Dream (London 1816).
Young Werther [of Goethe]: Michael McCraith quotes a letter from Melasine Trench in Paris to her
husband in Ireland, 1804, I regret the sensibility I wasted on Werther,
as a girl, and shall never let it appear in my house now that I am the
mother of a family ... [During youth I] shed torrents of tears over
it, adopted its opinions, and laid the first stone of that false taste
by which I was for many years subjugated.