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A poem by Margaret More Roper

A poem by Margaret More Roper 502 NOTES AND QUERIES December 2009 the personnel resources that would have been the virtue and reputation of the female sex. associated with the cellar, larder, pantry, but- She continues to be regarded by modern critics tery, wardrobe, to name only functional areas as an important early modern woman writer whose names, like the scullery and kitchen, on the basis of her letters written to her have continued into modern English. It is note- father during his imprisonment in the Tower, worthy that this terminology is almost exclu- her letter to her step-sister Alice Alington, sively of medieval French origin. We may tend which presents a dialogue between Margaret to associate these functions with real architec- and her father, and her translation from tural spaces in a royal residence but they also Latin of Erasmus’s A Devout Treatise upon had a more notional identity as areas of the Pater Noster (1525, with subsequent edi- responsibility to be managed under the contin- tions in 1526 and 1531). Many other works gent circumstances of royal travel. At the risk are known to be lost, including poems men- of too elaborate a mental exercise, we may tioned in her father’s letters to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Notes and Queries Oxford University Press

A poem by Margaret More Roper

Notes and Queries , Volume 56 (4) – Dec 24, 2009

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502 NOTES AND QUERIES December 2009 the personnel resources that would have been the virtue and reputation of the female sex. associated with the cellar, larder, pantry, but- She continues to be regarded by modern critics tery, wardrobe, to name only functional areas as an important early modern woman writer whose names, like the scullery and kitchen, on the basis of her letters written to her have continued into modern English. It is note- father during his imprisonment in the Tower, worthy that this terminology is almost exclu- her letter to her step-sister Alice Alington, sively of medieval French origin. We may tend which presents a dialogue between Margaret to associate these functions with real architec- and her father, and her translation from tural spaces in a royal residence but they also Latin of Erasmus’s A Devout Treatise upon had a more notional identity as areas of the Pater Noster (1525, with subsequent edi- responsibility to be managed under the contin- tions in 1526 and 1531). Many other works gent circumstances of royal travel. At the risk are known to be lost, including poems men- of too elaborate a mental exercise, we may tioned in her father’s letters to

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