He asked what she thought of his looks. She said his eyes were brilliant still. He then made some frightful answer about their being fixed for eternity. He took her hand and gripped it hard, and then he told her that he gave her that token to assure her that, if possible, he would come to her after he was dead, Lady Bessborough was frightened, and said that he had persecuted her all his life, and would now carry his persecution into death. Why should he do so? ‘Because,’ said Sheridan, ‘I am resolved you shall remember me.’ He said more frightful things, and she withdrew in great terror.