The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh / Edition 1

The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh / Edition 1

by Mary Chudleigh, Susanne Woods, Margaret J.M. Ezell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195083601

ISBN-13: 9780195083606

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The first edition of the collected poetry and prose of the Restoration feminist, Mary, Lady Chudleigh (1656-1710), this volume includes The Ladies Defence as well as her final prose meditations. New biographical and bibliographical information in the Introduction revises the existing accounts of her life and literary career. The volume makes available for the first

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The first edition of the collected poetry and prose of the Restoration feminist, Mary, Lady Chudleigh (1656-1710), this volume includes The Ladies Defence as well as her final prose meditations. New biographical and bibliographical information in the Introduction revises the existing accounts of her life and literary career. The volume makes available for the first time the complete range of Chudleigh's literary experiments and calls for a reassessment of the image of the woman writer of the Restoration. A friend of John Dryden and Mary Astell, Chudleigh experimented with a variety of literary forms, from satire to biblical paraphrase, but always maintained her belief in the importance of education for women and the necessity for self-determination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083606
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Women Writers in English 1350-1850 Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.95(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Introductionxvii
The Ladies Defence: Or, The Bride-Woman's Counsellor Answer'd
To all Ingenious Ladies3
The Preface to the Reader11
The Ladies Defence: Or, a Dialogue Between Sir John Brute, Sir William Loveall, Melissa, and a Parson15
Poems on Several Occasions
To The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty43
Preface44
On the Death of his Highness the Duke of Glocester47
On the Vanities of this Life59
To Almystrea66
To Clorissa67
To Mr. Dryden, on his excellent Translation of Virgil70
Song73
To Eugenia74
Song: To Lerinda76
Song76
The Wish77
The Elevation78
Friendship79
The Happy Man79
A Dialogue between Alexis and Astrea80
To the Ladies83
To the Queen's most Excellent Majesty84
The Resolution88
A Pindarick Ode112
Icarus114
Song116
A Dialogue between Virgil and Maevius118
To the Learn'd and Ingenious Dr. Musgrave of Exeter120
The Observation124
Solitude126
On the Death of my Honoured Mother Mrs. Lee129
On the Death of my dear Daughter Eliza Maria Chudleigh135
The Offering140
The Resolve144
Song145
The Inquiry146
The Choice152
The Fifteenth Psalm Paraphras'd155
One of Lucian's Dialogues of the Dead Paraphras'd157
To the Queen's most Excellent Majesty161
The Song of the Three Children Paraphras'd
The Preface169
The Song of the Three Children Paraphras'd177
Essays upon Several Subjects in Prose and Verse
To Her Royal Highness The Princess Sophia245
To The Reader246
Of Knowledge251
Of Pride261
Of Humility268
Of Life274
Of Death276
Of Fear281
Of Grief286
Of Riches296
Of Self-Love301
Of Justice305
Of Anger311
Of Calumny332
Of Friendship343
Of Love352
Of Avarice363
Of Solitude385
Index of First Lines of Poems391

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