This work abounds in quotations from Lydgate
, William Hayley
, and others. It cites the Roman historian Tacitus
in confirmation that the chivalric system was originally Germanic.
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
After a suppressed edition of 1555, there was published the anonymous A Myrroure for Magistrates: a collection of verse laments by famous men and women about how fortune brought them down in the end.