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The idea of being free : a Mary Hays reader

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Broadview Editions, Peterborough, Ont., ©2006
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9781551115597, 9781770481473, 155111559X, 1770481478
AcknowledgementsIntroductionMary Hays in Her Times: A Brief ChronologySourcesA Note on the TextChapter One 1779-81Mary Hays and John EcclesLove-LettersSamuel RichardsonFrom Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady (1747-48)Edward YoungFrom Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality;or,The Complaint (1741)Alexander PopeFrom Imitations of Horace,The First Satire (1733)“Eloisa to Abelard” (1717)Chapter Two 1782-92From Robert Robinson’s Letters to Mary HaysJacques SaurinSermon on the Repentance of the Unchaste Woman (1775, 1784)Robert RobinsonSlavery Inconsistent with the Spirit of Christianity (1786, 1788)Gilbert WakefieldAn Enquiry into the Expediency and Propriety of Public or Social Worship (1791)[Mary Hays]Cursory Remarks on an Enquiry into the Expediency and Propriety of Public or Social Worship … [by] Eusebia (1791,1792)Gilbert WakefieldLetter to William Frend (undated)William FrendLetter to Hays (16 April 1792)Anna BarbauldRemarks on Mr.Wakefield’s Enquiry (1792)George Dyer“On Liberty,” Poetics (1812)Robert RobinsonA Political Catechism (1782)Report of Edmund Burke’s speech, March 2, 1790William FrendPeace and Union Recommended to the Associated Bodies of Republicans and Anti-republicans (1793)Chapter Three 1793Mary HaysLetters and Essays I, II, III,V, XII (1793)Joseph PriestleyThe History and Present State of Electricity: with original experiments (1767)William Enfield“The Pyrrhonic Sect,” History of Philosophy (1791)Theophilus LindseyLetter to Mary Hays (15 April 1793)Mary WollstonecraftLetters to Mary Hays (12 November 1792; [late 1792])Chapter Four 1794-99Mary HaysLetter to William Godwin (13 October 1795)Mary HaysMemoirs of Emma Courtney (1796)Matthew PriorHenry and Emma, a Poem, Upon the Model of the Nut-brown Maid(1709)Jean-Jacques RousseauFrom La Nouvelle Heloise: Julie, or the New Eloise. Letters of Two Lovers, Inhabitants of a Small Town at the Foot of the Alps(1761)William GodwinFrom Things as They Are; or,The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794)[Thomas S. Norgate]The Cabinet, “On The Rights of Woman” (1795)Helvétius in The Cabinet“Abbreviation from the Code of Nature” (1795)[William Enfield]From Monthly Magazine, “The Enquirer.” No. III (1796)Mary HaysLetters to the Editor, Monthly Magazine (1796)From The Victim of Prejudice (1799)Richard PolwheleFrom The Unsex’d Females (1798)Chapter Five 1800-07[Mary Hays]Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women (1798)“Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft,” Annual Necrology for 1797-8; Including, also,Various Articles of Neglected Biography,Vol. I (1800)From Female Biography, or Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries Alphabetically Arranged in SixVolumes (1803)“Preface”“Anne Askew”“Catharine Macaulay Graham”“Heloise”From “Mrs. Charlotte Smith,” Public Characters of 1800-1801 (1807)Letters to William Tooke (1799-1807)Chapter Six 1814-36Mary HaysLetter to Henry Crabb Robinson (26 November 1814)Memoirs of Queens (1821)Preface“Caroline, Wife of George IV”Mary ShelleyLetter to Mary Hays (20 April 1836)Mary HaysLetter to Mary Shelley (30 November 1836)EpilogueMary HaysLetter to Henry Crabb Robinson (April 1842)Mary HaysLast Will and TestamentJohn HaysLetters to Henry Crabb Robinson (20 February, 23 February 1843)E. Kell“Memoir of Mary Hays,” The Christian ReformerMary Robinson BrownLetter to Hays (17 May 1791)[Elizabeth Hays]“Josepha, or the Pernicious Effects of Early Indulgence,”Letters and Essays, Moral and Miscellaneous (1793)Charles LambLetter to Matilda Betham (27 September 1811)Henry Crabb RobinsonHandwritten Note (c. 1843)Capel LofftLetter to William Godwin [undated] (1805)Amelia AldersonLetter to Mary Wollstonecraft (15 December 1796)Amelia AldersonLetter to William Godwin (22 December 1796)William GodwinLetter to David Booth (14 October 1799)Robert SoutheyLetter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (16 January 1800)Samuel Taylor ColeridgeLetter to Robert Southey (25 January 1800)Elizabeth HamiltonLetter to Mary Hays (13 March 1797)Elizabeth HamiltonMemoirs of Modern Philosophers (1800)William BeloeThe Sexagenarian; or the Reflections of a Literary Life (1817)Eliza FenwickLetters to Mary Hays (31 March 1806, 10 February1813)William ThompsonAppeal of One Half of the Human Race,Women, against the pretensions of the other half, Men, to retain them in political andthence in civil and domestic slavery, in reply to a paragraph of Mr. Mill’s celebrated article on Government (1825)Joyce M.S.Tompkins“Mary Hays, Philosophess,” The Polite Marriage: Eighteenth Century Essays (1938)Anna BarbauldLetter to Maria Edgeworth (1804)Kenneth N. CameronShelley and his Circle (1961)Roy PorterEnlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World (2000)Barbara Taylor“Gallic Philosophesses,” Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination (2003)Mary HaysLetter to Henry Crabb Robinson (1807)Appendix A: Principal Figures and Important TermsAppendix B: Selected Reviews of Hays’s PublicationsReviews of Letters and EssaysFrom the Critical Review (August 1793)From the English Review (October 1793)Reviews of Female BiographyFrom the Critical Review (April 1803)From the Monthly Magazine (June 1803)From the Monthly Review (January 1804)Select Bibliography