How weak is man, that would himself perswade,


The first twelve Verses being an Introduction [her own] to the second Chapter of the Wisdom of Solomon Paraphrased

Primary Texts:

MS's: F-H 283, 91-2, Folger, 217

Secondary Ed:

1903 Reynolds prints Folger text, 235.


1696 Tate, 93.


Written, perhaps for 1696 Tate, to explain the purpose of her paraphrase of the Apocrypha; she writes to stamp out atheism, libertines, free-thinkers; which Tate in his introduction to his 1696 says is his purpose (the contemporary attribution of "Free- Thinkers" to Anne is not far-fetched).
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