opens this work with a nostalgic glance backward at about sixty-six years of political thinking and literary writing. Her dedication To the Ladies is immensely engaging. She takes up the story of Galesia, now...
This translation made its debut at a time of renewed struggle in the querelle of the ancients and moderns. This debate had arisen in the 1680s, with Boileau
maintaining the superiority of ancient culture and...
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Scholar David Fairer
has identified JW
's contribution, from its style, as Adventurer no. 87. This essay, later entitled Politeness a necessary auxiliary to knowledge and virtue,
Reid, Hugh. “Jenny: The Fourth Warton”. Notes and Queries, Vol.
continuous series 231
, No. 1, pp. 84-92.
is in fact an entertaining piece...
March 1694: The French poet Boileau published his misogynist...
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The French poet Boileau
published his misogynist Satire X, which targets the poet Antoinette Deshoulières
(who had died in February) as a précieuse, and Scudéry
's Clélie as advocating adultery.