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Costello, Louisa Stuart (1799 - 1870), an English authoress. She was originally a miniature painter, and was patronised by the Burdetts. Her first literary production was a collection of poems in 1816. In 1825 she published another collection, illuminated by herself and her brother. Her Specimens of Early French Poetry (1835) brought her the friendship of Moore and Sir Walter Scott. But she is chiefly remembered for her bright description of travel in many parts, and some semi-historical novels. In 1852 she received a small Civil List pension.