The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems of Jane Barker

The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems of Jane Barker

by Jane Barker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195086503

ISBN-13: 9780195086508

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Novelist, religious dissident, political poet, and sometime Jacobite spy, Jane Barker wrote on a remarkable variety of subjects and displayed a facility with an equally remarkable variety of genres. Most extraordinary, though, was her ability to manipulate the objects of female domesticity, an embroidered patch-work screen for example, as literary conceits to rival

Overview

Novelist, religious dissident, political poet, and sometime Jacobite spy, Jane Barker wrote on a remarkable variety of subjects and displayed a facility with an equally remarkable variety of genres. Most extraordinary, though, was her ability to manipulate the objects of female domesticity, an embroidered patch-work screen for example, as literary conceits to rival those of her male contemporaries. "A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies" (1723) and "The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen (1726), both part of The Galesia Trilogy, attest to her talents; they include realistic stories and romances interspersed with poems, hymns, recipes, and religious and philosophical reflections on the turbulent social, economic, and political scene of early eighteenth-century England. Both works, when first published, achieved immense popularity. This volume reprints the entire Galesia Trilogy as well as a selection of poems from the Magdalen manuscript.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195086508
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Women Writers in English 1350-1850 Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xv
Selected Bibliography xliii
Notes on the Text xliv
The Galesia Trilogy
Love Intrigues
1(48)
A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies
49(126)
The Lining of the Patch Work Screen
175(116)
Selected Poems From Part Two of the
Magdalen Manuscript
291(1)
To His Royal Highness
292(3)
To Her Majesty the Queen
295(2)
To Madam Fitz James
297(1)
To Dame ---Augustin Nun
298(2)
To My Dear Cosen Coll---
300(2)
The Miseries of St. Germains
302(5)
To My Friends Who Prais'd My Poems
307(2)
On the Death of the Right Honourable the Earl of Exiter
309(1)
At the sight of the Body of Our Late Gracious Sovereign Lord
310(3)
A Dialogue Between Fidelia and Her Little Nephew, Martius
313(6)
On the Great Cares, and Small Injoyments of Parents
319(1)
Reflection on Dreams
320(1)
The Lovers Elesium
320(6)
The Virgins Paradise
326(3)
Reflections on Mr. Cowleys Words
329(1)
A song
330(1)
Index of First Lines of Poems 331

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