1. Introduction: 'thy passages of life' -- 2. Separation and Individuation: 'a divided duty' -- 3. Nomination and Election: 'an adopted name of privilege' -- 4. Plain Speaking: 'I take thee at thy word' -- 5. Women's Rites: 'as secret as maidenhead' --6. Comparison and Distinction: 'counterfeit presentment' -- 7. Death and Dying: 'this thing of darkness I acknowledge mine'
Originally published: London ; New York : Methuen, 1981