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To learn more about the engraver of the 17th-century head-piece pictured to the left, see the IN BRIEF biography for Wenceslaus Hollar.

There is more on Margaret and William Cavendish’s attitudes towards religious rhetoric in the Editor’s Introduction for Thomas Hobbes’ A Briefe of the Art of Rhetorique (1637).

Cavendish was the target of a religious battle-of-the-books initiated by the Catholic writer, Susan Du Verger, and Cavendish mentions the controversy with Du Verger in her Philosophical Letters. Du Verger’s polemic is also available as an original She-philosopher.​com e-publication. See the digital edition, Lib. Cat. No. SDUV1657.

For more about forthcoming projects planned for this website, see the PREVIEWS section.

First Published:  July 2016
Revised (substantive):  9 May 2021

Under Construction

S O R R Y,  but this e-publication page— with an HTML transcript of 8 letters from Margaret Cavendish’s CCXI Sociable Letters (1664), ridiculing religious rhetoric after the English civil war, especially as practiced by women and the laity — is still under construction.

17th-century head-piece showing six boys with farm tools, by Wenceslaus Hollar

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