Lay By Your Needles Ladies, Take the Pen: Writing Women in England, 1500-1700

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This anthology contains long extracts from fifty early modern texts, including witchcraft pamphlets, letters and other manuscript material, prophetic texts, practical books and petitions, as well as the more widely recognized genres of prose fiction and autobiography. The women writers themselves represent a range of different social, religious and political positions. Texts by male writers are also included to promote "a gendered poetics that rereads men's texts in the weave of women's". The result is a ...
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Overview


This anthology contains long extracts from fifty early modern texts, including witchcraft pamphlets, letters and other manuscript material, prophetic texts, practical books and petitions, as well as the more widely recognized genres of prose fiction and autobiography. The women writers themselves represent a range of different social, religious and political positions. Texts by male writers are also included to promote "a gendered poetics that rereads men's texts in the weave of women's". The result is a comprehensive introduction to women's writing in the Renaissance that encourages the exploration of the differences between women.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340691489
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Queen's University, Belfast

University of Warwick

University of Durham

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Table of Contents

About the editors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Textual editing 21
The Instruction of a Christen Woman (1530) 23
Fouretene Sermons of Barnadine Ochyne (1550) 28
The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558) 32
The Mirrour of Princely Deedes and Knighthood (1578) 38
A Mirrhor mete for all Mothers, Matrones and Maidens, intituled the Mirrhor of Modestie (1579) 44
A Handfull of Holesome (though Homelie) Hearbs (1584) 50
A Christal Glasse, for Christian Women (1591) 57
A Discourse of Life and Death (1592) 62
Diary (1599-1605) 68
Letters (1604-1607) 75
The Arraignment of Lewd, Idle, Froward and Unconstant Women (1615) 82
A Mouzell for Melastomus (1617) 87
Ester Hath Hang'd Haman (1617) 94
The Countesse of Montgomeries Urania (1621) 101
The Mothers Blessing (1621) 107
Of Domesticall Duties (1622) 112
The Countesse of Lincolnes Nurserie (1622) 119
The Life of the most Honourable and Vertous Lady, the La. Magdalen, Viscountesse Montague (1627) 125
Bishop of Belley, Admirable Events (1639) 131
The Mid-wives Just Petition (1643) 135
Letters (1642-1643) 139
Her Appeal (1646) 146
The First and Second Part of Gangraena: or A Catalogue and Discovery of many of the Errors, Heresies, Blasphemies and pernicious Practices of the Sectaries of this time (1646) 151
The Exceeding Riches of Grace Advanced By the Spirit of Grace, in an Empty Nothing Creature, viz. Mris. Sarah Wight (1647) 155
A Strange and True Relation Of a Young Woman Possest with the Devill (1647) 162
A Vision: Wherein is Manifested the Disease and Cure of the Kingdome (1648) 164
Mris. Cookes Meditations (1649) 169
A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia (1651) 175
Ohel or Beth-Shemesh. A Tabernacle for the Sun (1653) 182
Letters (1653) 187
Strange and Wonderfull Newes from White-Hall (1654) 193
A Message from God, By a Dumb Woman (1653/4) 197
To the Priests and People of England we Discharge our Consciences, and Give them Warning (1655) 200
Nature's Pictures, Drawn by Fancies Pencil to the Life (1656) 202
The Learned Maid; or, Whether a Maid may be a Scholar? A Logick Exercise (1659) 209
'The Life and Death of Mrs. Margaret Corbet, who dyed Anno Christi, 1656', from Samuel Clarke, Lives of Ten Eminent Divines (1662) 211
Womens Speaking Justified, Proved and Allowed of by the Scriptures (1666) 217
Memoirs and Meditations (1662-1671) 221
The Midwives Book (1671) 227
The Legacy of a Dying Mother (1673) 233
An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen (1673) 239
The Woman's Right (c. 1674-1680) 246
The Womans Right Proved False in which the True Right is Easily Discerned (1674-1680) 255
Murther Will Out, Or, A True and Faithful Relation of an Horrible Murther commited Thirty Three Years ago, by an Unnatural Mother (1675) 258
The Gentlewomans Companion (1675) 261
Memoirs (fl. 1677) 266
Meditations and Visions (1679) 271
A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682) 275
Mrs Elizabeth Gaunt's Last Speech (1685) 280
Agnes de Castro: Or, the Force of Generous Love (1688) 282
Select bibliography 291
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