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Poem of the week: Modern Female Fashions by Tabitha Bramble


In this witty 18th-century ‘newsprint poem’, the queen of pseudonyms Mary Robinson gently satirises female conventions and conventional females

Modern Female Fashions

A FORM, as any taper, fine;
A head like half-pint bason;
Where golden cords, and bands entwine,
As rich as fleece of JASON.

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