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By Anita Pacheco Arturo Pacheco

ISBN-10: 0631217029

ISBN-13: 9780631217022

This well timed quantity represents one of many first entire, student-oriented courses to the under-published box of early sleek women's writing.

  • Brings jointly greater than twenty major foreign students to supply the definitive survey quantity to the sphere of early sleek women's writing
  • Examines person texts, together with works by way of Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn
  • Explores the old context and conventional variety of early glossy women's writing, in addition to the theoretical matters that underpin its learn
  • Provides a transparent experience of the whole volume of women's contributions to early glossy literary culture

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The rest was to be used to found a school for 20 poor girls from the town, with a mistress who would be paid £4 per annum to teach and instruct said girls in learning the English alphabet of letters and the true spelling and reading of the English tongue, in good manner and behaviour, and also in the grounds and principles of Christian religion. (B. E. Elliott, History of Loughborough College School, 1971: 12) 12 Kenneth Charlton For the vast majority of these schools for the poor we have no evidence of their subsequent history.

In her autobiography Alice Thornton, who was born in 1627, reported that among her other accomplishments her mother, Alice, was taught the ‘Harpsicalls and lute’, and that she herself received tuition in the lute and theorbo (a double-necked lute), this alongside a detailed religious education (Surtees Society, 62, 1875: 8). Nicholas Ferrar’s nieces at Little Gidding found time from their Women and Education 13 extensive religious exercises to engage in lute playing (T. T. Carter, Nicholas Ferrar: His Household and Friends, 1892: 125).

In economic, political and religious terms the early modern family was integral to society and state. Indeed, the state mandated and enforced (at least intermittently) religious uniformity, and contemporaries saw the patriarchal household as an analogy for the hierarchical state. Furthermore religious practice was itself not confined to the household. Women’s piety began with private devotions and household prayer, extended to the religious instruction of children and servants, and also looked outward to encompass charitable activities in the neighbourhood, and often participation in the godly community.

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