Fables for the Female Sex

dc.acquired.locationBookhouse, Arlingtonen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrooke, Henryen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Edwarden_US
dc.cost.usCost: $25.00en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T15:24:02Z
dc.date.acquired1991-10en_US
dc.date.available2016-01-25T15:24:02Z
dc.date.issued1744en_US
dc.date.printed1783?en_US
dc.description.abstractA book that apparently went through a number of editions. 1783 seems to be some bookdealer's guess for this one. 16 fables strong on morality, less good on story. Thefable itself really becomes a derivative illustration of what is basically either sermon or satire. The woman's world that emerges here is frightening to imagine today. Frail fair thing, if she loses her honor once, a woman is doomed forever (The Female Seducers). Parents giving her to a man whom she has not chosen are the mother sheep giving her lamb to the wolf! Vanity claims in the last fable to rule the whole female race: Trust me, from titled dames to spinners,/'Tis I make saints, whoe'er makes sinners. The manifold advice may not be easy to put together: character will keep a man much more than looks; clothing should make a man imagine--not see--the best;striving nature to conceal/you only her defects reveal. A woman has fleeting beauty and gives it to a man for protection; he is grateful for the gift remembered and continues to protect her out of gratitude for what once was. Do not tease the man to whom you have said yes.en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityEdward Mooreen_US
dc.identifier.other1094 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/75880
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUnknown (title page missing)en_US
dc.publisher[s.n.]en_US
dc.publisher.location[London?]en_US
dc.subject.lccPR3605.M3 F2 1783en_US
dc.subject.local1Mooreen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1744
dc.titleFables for the Female Sexen_US
dc.typeBook, Wholeen_US
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