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Works by and attributed to Elizabeth Cary: Printed Writings 1500–1640: Series 1, Part One, Volume 2 (The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile ..

ISBN: 9781859280966
Publisher: Routledge
Edition: Facsimile
Publication Date: 1996-07-28
Number of pages: 400
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Elizabeth Cary (c.1585-1639) was an accomplished scholar of languages and theology. Her considerable strength of character was demonstrated by her public conversion to Catholicism in 1625 thereby creating an irrevocable rift in her marriage and her family. Her biography, written by her daughter, says she wrote ’for her private recreation’ and mentions various works, now lost, including the lives of saints, and poems to the Virgin Mary. She is best known today, however, for the works reproduced here.

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