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Author Speght, Rachel.

Title The polemics and poems of Rachel Speght / edited by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (107 pages)
Series Women writers in English 1350-1850
Women writers in English 1350-1850.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Textual Introduction; Selected Bibliography; A Mouzell for Melastomus; Certaine Quaeres to the Bayter of Women; Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed; Appendix: A Contemporary Response to Speght's Mouzell: Marginalia in the Yale Copy
Summary Rachel Speght (1597-?) was the first Englishwoman to identify herself as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This study discusses both her tract, "A Mouzell for Melastomus" (1617) and her volume of poetry, "Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed" (1612)
Analysis English poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminism -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Women -- Poetry.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer, 1931-
LC no. 95047244
ISBN 0195086155 (paper)
1423758625 (electronic bk.)
9780195086157 (paper)
9781423758624 (electronic bk.)