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Of The Characters of Women: An Epistle to a Lady.

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Of The Characters of Women: An Epistle to a Lady.

By Alexander Pope


Written in praise of Martha Blount, this has often (and particularly in recent decades) been considered amongst Pope's most ambivalent works. As Susan Drodge writes in 'The Sexual Politics of the Eye: Women in Pope's Poetry' (Lumen; vol. 13; 1994):  “The virtues of Martha Blount …

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