Elizabeth Joscelin

Standard Name: Joscelin, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Brooke
Married Name: Elizabeth Joscelin
Indexed Name: Elizabeth Jocelin
The most learned as well as the most self-deprecating of the seventeenth-century writers of mother's legacies, EJ composed her deeply religious text when pregnant with her first child, in the belief (accurate, as it turned out) that she would not survive the birth. The poetry which she also wrote is not, apparently, extant.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Intertextuality and Influence Dorothy Leigh
DL 's book probably influenced the compilation and publication of those by Elizabeth Joscelin and Elizabeth Richardson .
Leigh, Dorothy, Elizabeth Joscelin, and Elizabeth Richardson. Women’s Writing in Stuart England. Brown, SylviaEditor , Sutton, 1999.
Editor Sylvia Brown sees her as in some sense a foremother of the women preachers who...
Material Conditions of Writing Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Among Georgiana's letters, those to Lady Elizabeth Foster (later Elizabeth, Duchess of Devonshire ) have received most attention; those to her mother are equally deserving of it. She addresses Lady Elizabeth in the language of...
Textual Features Elizabeth Grymeston
EG 's prefatory epistle offers advice on the conduct of his life to her son Bernye, and further good counsel is prominent. This book (which also includes poems and prayers) is both the earliest extant...


An anonymous book appeared at London entitled A Mothers Teares over Hir Seduced Sonne (seduced not sexually but by the Catholic faith away from the Protestant).