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The unsex'd females: a poem, addressed to the author of the Pursuits of literature

 
dc.contributor Price-Wilkin, John
dc.contributor.author Polwhele, Richard, 1760-1838
dc.contributor.editor Byrnes, Peter
dc.coverage.placeName London
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dc.date.created 1798
dc.date.issued 1994-03-09
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dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/3251
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dc.subject.lcsh Poems -- Great Britain -- 19th century
dc.title The unsex'd females: a poem, addressed to the author of the Pursuits of literature
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INTRODUCTION 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 nom de plume , "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 must have had a falling-out at some point; years later, Polwhele would spitefully attack his former mentor in A Ske . . .
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