A Rule for Children and Other Writings (The Other Voice in by Jacqueline Pascal

By Jacqueline Pascal

Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) used to be the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun on the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She was once additionally a prolific author who argued for the religious rights of girls and the precise of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and relations authority.This booklet provides choices from the full of Pascal's occupation as a author, together with her witty adolescent poetry and her pioneering treatise at the schooling of ladies, A Rule for kids, which drew on her reviews as schoolmistress at Port-Royal. Readers also will locate Pascal's devotional treatise, which matched every one second in Christ's ardour with a corresponding advantage that his lady disciples may still domesticate; a transcript of her interrogation through church gurus, during which she defended the arguable theological doctrines taught at Port-Royal; a biographical cartoon of her abbess, which provided Pascal's belief of the proper nun; and a range of letters delivering lively defenses of Pascal's correct to perform her vocation, despite patriarchal objections.

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F. Randolph, 1880. Woodgate, Mildred Violet. Jacqueline Pascal and Her Brother. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, 1944. 17 P O E T RY O F J A C Q U E L I N E PA S C A L INTRODUCTION T 18 his selection of poetry features the works that established Jacqueline Pascal’s reputation as a poet in her adolescence. They belong to the favored genres of the period: sonnet, rondeau, epigram, pastoral, encomium. The early poems show the influence of the salon lyricist Benserade, while the later works bear the more heroic stamp of Corneille.

Like Christine de Pizan, who achieved an advanced education through her father’s tutoring and her own devices, their bold questioning makes clear the importance of training. Only when women were educated to the same standard as male leaders would they be able to raise that other voice and insist on their dignity as human beings morally, intellectually, and legally equal to men. The Other Voice The other voice, a voice of protest, was mostly female, but it was also male. It spoke in the vernaculars and in Latin, in treatises and dialogues, in plays and poetry, in letters and diaries, and in pamphlets.

Woodgate, Mildred Violet. Jacqueline Pascal and Her Brother. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, 1944. 17 P O E T RY O F J A C Q U E L I N E PA S C A L INTRODUCTION T 18 his selection of poetry features the works that established Jacqueline Pascal’s reputation as a poet in her adolescence. They belong to the favored genres of the period: sonnet, rondeau, epigram, pastoral, encomium. The early poems show the influence of the salon lyricist Benserade, while the later works bear the more heroic stamp of Corneille.

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