Annotations on an excerpt from Fantomina: women, curiosity, and identity in the 18th century

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Annotations on an excerpt from Fantomina: women, curiosity, and identity in the 18th century

Subject

Excerpt from Fantomina on the role of women and women's mind in 18th century society

Description

This is a network annotation piece taken from Eliza Haywood's Fantomina.

Creator

Eliza Haywood

Source

Haywood, Eliza. Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze. 2nd ed., vol. 3, London: Dan Browne and S. Chapman, 1725.

Publisher

London: Dan Browne and S. Chapman

Date

1725

Contributor

Manlin Xu

Relation

Ana Navascues, “Commerce and Gender in Fantomina”
Oxford English Dictionary
Eliza Haywood, “Letters between Beauplaisir and Fantomina, Widow Bloomer, or Incognita”
John Locke, “The Mind as an "Empty Container"
“An excerpt from 'The Case of Madam Mary Carleton' where she describes how she is not the only woman who has acted in this way”

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Language

English

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This excited a Curiosity in her to know in what Manner these Creatures were address'd:– She was young, a Stranger to the World, and consequently to the Dangers of it; and having no Body in Town, at that Time, to whom she was oblig'd to be accountable for her Actions, did in every Thing as her Inclinations or Humours render'd most agreeable to her: Therefore thought it not in the least a Fault to put in practice a little Whim which came immediately into her Head, to dress herself as near as she could in the Fashion of those Women who make sale of their Favours, and set herself in the Way of being accosted as such a one, having at that Time no other Aim, than the Gratification of an innocent Curiosity.— She had no sooner design'd this Frolick, than she put it in Execution; and muffling her Hoods over her Face, went the next Night into the Gallery-Box, and practising as much as she had observ'd, at that Distance, the Behaviour of that Woman, was not long before she found her Disguise had answer'd the Ends she wore it for: – A Crowd of Purchasers of all Degrees and Capacities were in a Moment gather'd about her, each endeavouring to out-bid the other, in offering her a Price for her Embraces.

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Citation

Eliza Haywood, “Annotations on an excerpt from Fantomina: women, curiosity, and identity in the 18th century,” Enlightenmens, accessed September 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/504.

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