Early Modern Women Poets (1520-1700): An Anthology

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 585 pages
Early Modern Women Poets represents a complete reexamination of the field, based on extensive archival research in manuscripts and early modern printed books. While it contains lavish selections from important poets such as Aphra Behn, Katherine Philips, and Aemilia Lanyer, almost half of the material included is previously unpublished and uncollected. It aims to introduce the reader to a conspectus of the verse written by women from c.1520 to 1700, at all social levels from the verse of court elite to working-class women's aphorisms, libels, and charms. All genres of verse used by early modern women are represented; as are all languages in which women's verse survives: Classical Greek and Latin, French, Italian, English, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, and Irish. Each woman's work is accompanied by a headnote which combines biographic information with some guidance as to the context, intended audience, and genre of her work. The collection is organized chronologically. It should be possible, as never before, to see what early modern women wrote, how they wrote it, who they wrote for, and what they said.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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ALIA
1
LADY MARGARET How ARD née STEwART later
7
Alis Ferch Gruff Yid Ab ifu AN AP Lle Y welvin
13
LADY Elizabeth Ty Rw Hit fl c 15481582
18
frances NEvill née MANNERs LADY ABERGAv ENNY
24
ANN lok née v AUGHAN later DERING PRowse
30
ANNE DUDLEY née sex MoUR later UN toN with
39
dioRBHAIL Nic A BHRIUTHAINN Dorothy brown
271
AN ANoNYMoUs Wom AN of the CLAN CAMPBELL
282
FRANCEs Dorothy FEILDING née LANE later JAMEs
284
JANE CHEYNE née LADY JANE CAvendish 16211669
290
MARGARET CAvendish née LUCAs DUCHEss
301
MARY CAREY née JAckson later PAYLER fl 164380
309
Elizabeth EGERtoN née CAVENDISH LADY ELIZABETH
316
kAther INE Philips née Fowler 16321664
325

is ABELLA whitNEY c 1540after 1580
49
KATHERINE Dowe fl before 1588
61
ANoNYMoUs before 1568
70
Nighean DHoNNCHADH THE DAUGHTER of DUNCAN
71
MARIE coll YN née HARVEY 15556after 16oo
77
christian LINDs AY fl 158086
83
ANoNYMoUs c 16001625
92
Elizabeth LADY TANField née SYMondes
95
ANNE Dow Riche née EDGCUMBE fl 15891596
110
Elizabeth colville née MELVILLE LADY CULRoss
116
of London Derrye supposyenge hir to be dead
121
Elizabeth JANE LEoN née weston westoni A
134
Isobel BEAUMont with John ColeMAN a servant
152
ELEAN or DAvies née to UCHEt later Douglas LADY
160
ANoNYMous redacted by JENNET DEvice fl 1612
168
ANoNYMous GENtlewoman early 16oos
169
BAPT INA croMwell née PALAvicino 159581618
179
MoR NIGHEAN Uisd EIN c 1615
185
Elizabeth BANckes AND GEoRGE JAMEs 1616
195
constanti A MUNDA fl 1617
197
Mrs boughton c 16ooafter 1650
207
Alice sutcliffe née wood Hows fl 1620s1630s
215
kAtherine LADY DYER née DoyLEY c 16oo1654
222
JANE HAwkins fl 1629
226
ANNE BRAD street née DUDLEY 16131672
232
Lucy HASTINGS née DAVIES Count Ess
246
GERT RUDE THIMElBY née Aston c 1615c 1670
254
kAtheriNE Aston née thimelBY c 1620s1650s
259
FROM ASICK POETESS TO MRS ST GEORGE
265
A LADY kather INE PHILIPs?
333
FRANCELLINA stapleton fl 1655
340
MARTHA LADY GiFFARD née TEMPLE 16381722
344
an on YMous benedictine NuN of cAMB Rai
358
APHRA behn née Johnson ?16401689
364
JANE sowle fl 1680
391
Dorothy white 16301685
397
FRANCEs Boot HBY fl 166970
407
MARY Mollineux née southworth 165195
413
MAREY waller later MoRE fl 1674
419
JANE BARKER 16521732
425
KATHERINE coly EAR countess of DorchestER
431
MARY LADY CHUDLEIGH née LEE 16561710
439
DAMAR is LADY MAshAM née Cudworth 16591708
446
ANNE killigrew 16601685
452
ANNE Finch née kings Mill countess
458
Elizabeth BRADFord née sow LE 1663?1731
464
LADY wV the Ns née Elizabeth TAYLor later
470
BARBARA MAck AY LADY scourie fl 1660s70s
471
LADY GRisell BAILLIE née HUME 16651746
480
Alicia dAN vers née Clarke 16681725
486
cleoNE fl 1688
492
DELARivière MANLEY c 167081724
501
LADY sar AH PIERs née Roydon c 1670before 1720
504
Elizabeth tip PER fl 16938
512
ANGHARAD PRITCHARD née JAMES 16771749
520
Elizabeth H1Ncks fl 1671
557
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Jane Stevenson is Senior Lecturer, Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of WarwickPeter Davidson is Reader, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

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