Since the Road of Life's so ill
Title: The Equipage. Written originally in French By L'Abbe Reigner.
Primary Texts: MS Folger, 256* (placed after "Life's Progress" and before "The Unequal Fetters").
Secondary Eds: 1713 Misc, 125-6; rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 122; rpts of 1903 Reynolds: 1979 Rogers AF, 88.
Source: From French miscellany which incorrectly attributed a melancholy satiric epistle in Regnier's manner to him. This one defeated me. I couldn't find it, and my guess is that Anne has adapted it so freely that it is most unlike the original.
Comment: Very good, personal allegory about why she writes poetry. The original arrangement in the Folger is the illuminating one followed here.
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