Alexander Pope and His Eighteenth-Century Women Readers

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Introduction: Alexander Pope, Literary
Creativity, and Eighteenth-Century Women
1.
Laura Brown, Alexander Pope (Oxford: B. Blackwell, 1985); Ellen Pollak, The Poetics of Sexual Myth: Gender and Ideology in the Verse of Swift and Pope (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985).
2.
Ruth Salvaggio, Enlightened Absence: Neoclassical Configurations of the Feminine (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988).
3.
Penelope Wilson, "Engendering the Reader: 'Wit and Poetry and Pope' Once More," in The Enduring Legacy: Alexander Pope Tercentenary Essays, ed. G. S. Rousseau and Pat Rogers (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 63, 64-65.
4.
Valerie Rumbold, Women's Place in Pope's World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989); Maynard Mack, Alexander Pope: A Life (New York: W. W. Norton, 1986).
5.
Donna Landry, The Muses of Resistance: Laboring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, 1739-1796 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).
6.
Alexander Pope, "A Hymn Written in Windsor Forest," in Pope, The Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. John Butt et al., 10 vols. (London: Methuen, 1967), 6:194. All further quotations of Pope's poems will be taken from this edition.
7.
Maynard Mack discusses possible creative implications of Pope's garden and grotto in Pope, 358-66.
8.
Maynard Mack recounts the sad fate of Pope's villa and grounds in The Garden and the City: Retirement and Politics in the Later Poetry of Pope, 1731-1743 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1969), 283 n. 9. Appendix E, "The Legendary Poet," contains a selection of contem- porary poems by male admirers celebrating the garden and grotto (266-71).
9.
Maynard Mack reprints part of chant 3 of Jacques Delille's "Les Jardins" (1801) in Garden, 270-71.
10.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to the Countess of Mar, April

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