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George Lyttelton agreed in Advice to a Lady, cautioning women to wisely rest content with modest sense; For wit, like wine, intoxicates the brain, Too strong for feeble woman to sustain46 Pope reﬁned these nightmarish visions of female wit in An Epistle to a Lady, praising the modest, cultured intelligence of the poem’s dedicatee, Martha Blount, in comparison to Philomedé who foolishly ﬂaunts her learning by ‘lecturing all mankind’. ’47 Whether they are describing negligent wives and mothers, vain coquettes, or alarmingly articulate scholars, these satires share an anxiety about women’s moral imperfections.
M I L L A R , in the Strand. LVH, ADVERTISEMENT TO THE READER* As it cannot be supposed, that people buy the rules of any science in which they are already proﬁcients, the sale of our ﬁrst impression of this most useful treatise is at least a presumptive proof of our being in the right, when we asserted that mankind were not so thoroughly perfect in the ingenious art we endeavour to teach as was insinuated by a discourager of this our undertaking; and is therefore one good reason why we present the public with a second.
Keith Walker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987; repr. Oxford World’s Classics, 2003), 336–58, ll. 416 and 575–6. The quotation from Dryden’s essay is found in Essays of John Dryden, ed. W. P. Ker, 2 vols. (New York: Russell & Russell, 1961), ii. 102. Introduction xxxv Writing along the same lines, and with typical hyperbole, Young warned women to ‘Beware the fever of the mind’: Is’t not enough plagues, wars, and famines rise To lash our crimes, but must our wives be wise? George Lyttelton agreed in Advice to a Lady, cautioning women to wisely rest content with modest sense; For wit, like wine, intoxicates the brain, Too strong for feeble woman to sustain46 Pope reﬁned these nightmarish visions of female wit in An Epistle to a Lady, praising the modest, cultured intelligence of the poem’s dedicatee, Martha Blount, in comparison to Philomedé who foolishly ﬂaunts her learning by ‘lecturing all mankind’.
An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting by Jane Collier