Bathsua Makin, Woman of Learning
Bucknell University Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
This biography gathers what is known about Makin, offers new materials from archival research, and interprets the events of Makin's life within the context of women's history in seventeenth-century England. It also provides a modern edition, with full apparatus, of Makin's principal work, An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen.
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I am not sure where the 1673 date came from--perhaps from one of the illustrations. But the publication's actual copyright date is 1998--which is even included in its LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NUMBER.
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Page 9 - Here am I asking why women did not write poetry in the Elizabethan age, and I am not sure how they were educated; whether they were taught to write; whether they had sitting-rooms to themselves; how many women had children before they were twenty-one; what, in short, they did from eight in the morning till eight at night.