The title and structure of the poem suggest Pope
's Essay on Man, 1733-4. MSM
echoes Pope's lines repeatedly, turning their meaning to reflect her own different emphases. Where Pope sets out to vindicate...
15 November 1763
The House of Lords
learned of the existence of the scurrilous, obsceneEssay on Woman by Thomas Potter
and John Wilkes
, after its private, thirteen-copy edition for members of the Hell Fire Club