An Annotated Excerpt from "The Case of Madam Mary Carleton" where she describes women who have done things similar to her

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An Annotated Excerpt from "The Case of Madam Mary Carleton" where she describes women who have done things similar to her

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An annotated excerpt of "The Case of Madame Mary Carleton" where she describes women who have done things similar to her and how she does not view her actions as immoral.

Source

Carleton, Mary. “The Case of Madam Mary Carleton Lately Stiled the German Princess, Truely Stated: With an Historical Relation of Her Birth, Education, and Fortunes; in an Appeal to His Illustrious Highness Prince Rupert. by the Said Mary Carleton.” 1663, Proquest, Accessed 8 February 2020.

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1663

Contributor

Abigail Blackmon

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https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/264
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/323
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/104 https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/324
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/94

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English

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“I am not single, or the first woman, that hath put her self upon such hazards, or pilgrimages, the stories of all times abound with such Examples, enough to make up a volume. I might as well have given lustre to a Romance as any any any of those supposed Heroina's: and since it is the method of those peices, and the Art of that way of writing to perplex and intricate the commencement and progress of such adventures, with unexpected and various difficulties and troubles, and at last bring them to the long desired fruition of their dear bought content, I am not altogether out of heart, but that Providence may have some tender and more courteous consideration of me; for I protest I know not what crime, offence or demerit of mine hath rendred her so averse and intractable as she hath proved to my designs.

Nor do the Modern and very late Times want Examples of the like adventures. I could mention a Princess, and great Personage out of the North, who not long since came into my Country, and hath passed two or three times between Italy and France, and keeps her design yet undiscovered, and is the onely Lady Errant in the World. I could mention another of a far worse consequence in this Country, a She-General, who followed the Camp to the other World in America, &c. and was the occasion of the loss of the designe. Mine compared with those are meer puny stories, and inconsiderable, I neither concerned my travail in negotiatiog peace, or carrying war, but was meerly my own free Agent.

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“An Annotated Excerpt from "The Case of Madam Mary Carleton" where she describes women who have done things similar to her,” Enlightenmens, accessed November 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/390.

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