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By Jane Robinson

Robinson offers the eye-opening and encouraging tale of the 1st younger women who overcame all of the odds to get their schooling and attend college. utilizing the phrases of the ladies themselves, 'Bluestockings' charts the struggle for and growth of upper schooling for girls from 1869 via to the Thirties.

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Fol. 27v) This connection between unreformed religion, civil disobedience and disorderly speech is played out in King Johan. Although the play seeks to celebrate John as a proto-Protestant hero for resisting the pope’s authority within England, it is not just religion which the eponymous monarch seeks to reform. 46 It is John’s commitment to justice, then, that initially draws Widow England to him with her complaints that the ‘false hypocrysye’ of the clergy ‘hath done very sore amys / In mysusyng me ageynst all ryght and justice’ (lines 27–8), and which sets John on the path to religious reform.

B2v). The concord of the English nation is compared from the first with the civil wars of France, which are also contrasted with the harmonious ideal of marriage. 26 Implicit in this contrast is the opposition of the civil fortunes of France and England. This prioritizing of concord versus civil strife is achieved by taking a poem that is given by Urania to Ismarito, the narrator, on the seventh day, and placing it at the beginning of the narrative (sigs. {1v–2r). The poem presents a story of discord inspired by Metamorphoses Book I.

Quentin Skinner, Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes (Cambridge University Press, 1996), p. 180. 30. OED, ‘civil’, sense 10. 31. Puttenham, English Poesie, p. 48. 32. Thomas Smith, De recta et emendata linguae anglicae scriptione, dialogus, trans. Bror Danielsson, The Literary and Linguistic Works of Thomas Smith, part III, Stockholm Studies in English (Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell International, 1983), p. 56. 33. ‘Inter callidos negotiores conspicimus, & errones illos, qui pedariam exercent mercaturam, atque illam colluviem nebulonum, meretricum, & furum quos appellant AEgiptios, discretam, distinctámque linguam exerceri, incognitam aliis, sibi suáeque tantùm imposturae servientem’, Smith, Dialogus, p.

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