|描述：||xvi, 544 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm|
|内容：||Prologue: How weak? --
pt. 1: As it was--this blessed knot. A wife sought for wealth ; Affection is false ; Crown to her husband ; The pain and the peril ; Are you widows? ; Poor and atrabilious ; Unlearned virgins ; Living under obedience --Pt. 2: With the war--stronger grown. Courage above her sex ; His comrade ; A soliciting temper ; Sharing in the commonwealth ; When women preach --
pt. 3: Afterwards--a continual labour. Worldly goods ; Divorce from bed and board ; Benefiting by accomplishments ; Petticoat-authors ; Helping in God's vineyard ; The delight of business ; Wanton and free ; Actress as honey-pot ; The modest midwife --
Epilogue: How strong?
"Women in 17th-century England--heiresses and dairymaids, holy women and prostitutes, criminals and educators, widows and witches, midwives and mothers, heroines, courtesans, prophetesses, businesswomen, ladies of the court, and that new breed, the actress."