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The Little Female Orators

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With Observations, embellished with Cuts.

Let us beat this ample Field,
Try what the Open, what the Covert yield;
Eye Nature's Walks, shoot Folly as it flies,
And catch the Manners living as they rise.
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published (first published 1770)
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An odd little (in fact, tiny) book, printed originally in 1770; my copy obviously much more recently printed. The basic setting, somewhat reminiscent of Canterbury Tales, is a series of dinners at an all-girls' school. The Headmistress decides that each night, a different girl will tell a story for them all. Afterwards, the Headmistress (who appears to be fond of hearing her own opinions) pronounces judgement on the moral lessons (or lack of same) to be gained from that night's tale. I found ...more
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