The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Poetry about Love between Women from the 18th Century - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 186

November 28, 2020

Poetry about Love between Women from the 18th Century

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 186 with Heather Rose Jones

A tour through various poems of the 18th century that touch of different aspects of love between women.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Anne Finch “Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia” (1713)
  • Mary Chudleigh “To Lerinda” (1703)
  • Elizabeth Thomas “To Clemena” (1722)
  • John Hoadly “On the Friendship of Two Young Ladies” (1730)
  • Anonymous “Cloe to Artimesa” (1720)
  • Susanna Highmore Duncombe “To Aspasia” (1751)
  • Pauline de Simiane “Madrigal” (1715, French)
  • Pauline de Simiane “Letter to Madame la Marquise de S--, On Sending Her Tobacco” (1715, French)
  • Mary Matilda Betham “A Valentine” (1797)
  • Anna Seward “Elegy Written at the Sea-Side, and Addressed to Miss Honora Sneyd” ( c. 1780)
  • Anna Seward “To Honora Sneyd” (1773)
  • Faustina Bordoni (nominally) “An Epistle from Signora F—to a Lady” (1727)
  • Anonymous “The Adulteress” (1773)
  • William King “The Toast” (1732)
  • Anonymous “The Sappho-an” (1735)
  • Anonymous “Monsieur Thing’s Origin” (1722)
  • Sarah Ponsonby “Song” (1789)
  • Specific sources for the poems are given in the transcript. Books that have been particularly useful are:

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts added when available.)

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