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«I’le to My Self, and to My Muse Be True»

Strategies of Self-Authorization in Eighteenth-Century Women Poetry


Kirsten Juhas

Contents: The Rights of Woman: Anne Finch, «The Introduction» – Making Atonements: Laetitia Pilkington, «Carte Blanche» – A Possessive Guest: Jane Barker, «To My Muse» – Of Bubbles and Verse: Anna Letitia Barbauld, «Washing-Day» – The Broken Petticoat: Sarah Dixon, «The Slattern» – Portrait of a Madwoman: Mary Leapor, «Mira’s Picture» – Out of Reach: Anne Finch, «To the Nightingale» – Sighing and Singing: Charlotte Smith, «To a Nightingale».