Introduction: "A female patriot? vanity! absurd!" -- "How hard is the condition of our sex"?: the female advocate and the subject of sympathy in The fair penitent -- That sex's care: sentimental union and the common good -- Public victims: Janes, Jacobites, and the national she-tragedy -- "Even in the softer sex": gendering patriotism in the plays of James Thomson -- Epilogue: circulating power, public affections, and the re-masculinization of British public spirit.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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