It may peradventure ... appear strange to thee to recyve theas lines from a mother that dyed when thou weart born. So writes Elizabeth Joscelin to her unborn daughter, shortly before dying in childbirth on 12 October, 1622. As a godly woman, Joscelin was aware of her duty to instruct her child in religion. Prophetically fearing her death, she chose to embody her instruction in a text, a mother's legacy, through which she could (as it were) speak to her child from the dead. In 1624, a Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Goad, published Joscelin's legacy for a wider audience - but with significant changes.Brown, Sylvia, a#39;The Approbation of Elizabeth Jocelina#39;, in English Manuscript Studies 1100 -1700: 10 (2000). ... Cressy, David, and Lori Anne Ferrell, Religion and Society in Early Modern England: A Sourcebook, London, Routledge, 1996. ... Hobby, Elaine, Virtue of Necessity: English Womena#39;s Writing 1649-88, London, Virago, 1988. ... Poole, Kristen, a#39;aquot;The Fittest Closet for All Goodnessaquot;: Authorial Strategies of Jacobean Mothersa#39; Manualsa#39;, Studies in English Literature 1 500- 1 900, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Women's Writing in Stuart England|
|Publisher||:||Sutton Pub Limited - 1999|