James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
By Charles Churchill (17321764)
Kitty Clive was an Irish actress who died on Dec. 6, 1785. She acted with Garrick, and, after her retirement from the stage, lived for many years in a house which Horace Walpole gave her, near Strawberry Hill, called Cliveden.
IN spite of outward blemishes, she shone
For humour famed, and humour all her own,
Easy, as if at home, the stage she trod,
Nor sought the critics praise, nor feared his rod.