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Author: Shirley, John, fl. 1680-1702.
Title: The illustrious history of women, or, A compendium of the many virtues that adorn the fair sex represented not only in lively and pathetical discourses grounded upon reason, but in sundry rare examples of virtuous love, piety, prudence, modesty, chastity, patience, hnmility [sic], temperance, conduct, constancy, and firmness of mind ... : with the prophesies and predictions of the Sybils ... : the whole work enrich'd and intermix'd with curious poetry and delicate fancie sutable to so charming a subject.
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2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The illustrious history of women, or, A compendium of the many virtues that adorn the fair sex represented not only in lively and pathetical discourses grounded upon reason, but in sundry rare examples of virtuous love, piety, prudence, modesty, chastity, patience, hnmility [sic], temperance, conduct, constancy, and firmness of mind ... : with the prophesies and predictions of the Sybils ... : the whole work enrich'd and intermix'd with curious poetry and delicate fancie sutable to so charming a subject.
Shirley, John, fl. 1680-1702.

London: Printed for John Harris, 1686.
Notes:
Preface signed: John Shirley.
Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library.
Subject terms:
Women -- Early works to 1800.
Women -- Conduct of life.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A60009.0001.001

Contents
illustration
title page
imprimatur
The PREFACE TO THE READER.
To the LADIES the Authors APOLOGY.
THE INTRODUCTION.
The Illustrious HISTORY OF WOMEN, &c.
examples
Of Chast-Love.
Of Chastity.
Of Piety.
Of Liberality.
Of Humility.
Of Patience.
Of Steadfastness.
Of Modesty.
Of Temperance.
Of Learning.
Women skill'd in Painting.
Women skill'd in Weaving.
Of Courage & Conduct in War.
Of Loyal Women.
argument
The Introduction to the Reasons and Arguments, &c.
Reasons and Arguments for the Capaci∣ties of the Soul of Women, &c. In Relation to Learning, Arts, and Sciences. &c.
Reasons drawn from the Immortality and wonderful Operation of the Soul, more fully proving the Excellency of Woman-kind.
The Happiness that accrues to Man in the possession of so great a Blessing as a Virtuous Woman.
The Reasons why Mans Happiness is not compleat on Earth without the Charm∣ing Creature Woman.
The GOLDEN CHARACTER Of a VIRTUOUS WOMAN In all her CAPACITIES.
character
THE CHARACTER Of a VIRTUOUS WIFE.
THE CHARACTER Of a VIRTUOUS VVIDDOVV.
BOOKS, newly Printed for John Harris, at the Harrow against the Church in the Poultrey.