Richard Graves may have been disappointed, for the introduction and early lives are substantially the same as in the 1778 version which he had already read (though Hester Mulso Chapone
has been added to the...
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.