The title-page continues: The Pilgrim's Viaticum; or, The Destitute, but not Forlorn, Being a Divine Poem, Digested from Meditations upon the Holy Scripture. The title-page quotes Psalm 119, about loving God's law. This...
Perry, Ruth. The Celebrated Mary Astell: An Early English Feminist. University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Lady Betty was a wealthy woman celebrated for her piety, intellectual accomplishments, and benefactions...
had Lady Coventry
as a patron. A number of literary men wrote prefatory verses for her book, but the only identifiable one with an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Joseph Perkins
reveals her gender in her preface merely by her use of pronouns. Her motive for publishing was a dire need of money. An unnamed benefactor in her family supplied the need, but she decided...