ENGL 3207H Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Lady Louisa Stuart, Scabbard, Misanthropy

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Connections to frances brooke doing the opposite. Scenes of tearful communion index of tears; feeling too full for expression in language, fragmented narrative. Sustained attention to paragon of sensibility; characterization. Bedlam the place of madness during this time. Types: beggar; london sharpers; mad woman; fallen woman; misanthrope. Lady louisa stuart: i remember so well its first publication, my mother and sisters crying over it, dwelling upon it with rapture! And when i read it, as i was a girl of fourteen not yet versed in sentiment, i had a secret dread i should not cry enough to gain the credit of proper sensibility. Worried they will not perform in a certain way. Monthly review [anyone] who weeps not over some of the scenes it describes, has no sensibility of mind . Text doesn"t have to work hard at tracking his development. Innate system of ethics and virtue (does not need to develop?)

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