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<text id=PolUnse> <front> <pb><!-- <page> --> <div0 type="introduction"> <head>INTRODUCTION</head> <p>A prolific writer whose work is now largely forgotten, Richard Polwhele was the author of numerous religious tracts, political satires and essays, topographical and historical studies, poems, translations, and biographical and autobiographical sketches. He was born in Truro, Cornwall, on 6 January 1760 to common but well-to-do parents: his father, Thomas, maintained a small but ancient estate two miles outside of town, and his mother, Mary, kept the house a center of social activity. The poet and satirist John Wolcot (better known by his <hi>nom de plume</hi>, "Peter Pindar") was an instructor of Polwhele's at school, and a frequent guest at the Polwhele home. Wolcot took an active interest in young Richard's literary aspirations, reading his poems and praising them for their wit, but at the same time adjuring him to refrain from writing in "damned epithets." The two . . .
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THE UNSEX'D FEMALES: A poem, addressed to the author of the Pursuits of Literature. ========================================= LONDON: PRINTED FOR CADELL AND DAVIES, IN THE STRAND. 1798. ========================================= This document was prepared at the University of Virginia as a class project during Jerome McGann's graduate seminar ENNC 985: Romantic Legacies (Fall 1991). This document comprises of an edition of the 1798 edition of "The Unsex'd Females", together with notes created by members of Professor McGann's course, and images created at the Electronic Text Center. Primary Editor: Peter Byrnes. Text: PolUnse : a copy of the text marked up according to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines, prepared at the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center. The text was converted to an HTML document in January 1994 by David Seaman, and is available at the following address: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/etext/britpo/britpo.html Im . . .