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Flesh and SpiritAn anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing$
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Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090233

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.001.0001

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Elizabeth Major

Elizabeth Major

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(p.58) 2 Elizabeth Major
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Flesh and Spirit
Author(s):

Rachel Adcock

Sara Read

Anna Ziomek

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0003

This chapter comprises an introduction to Puritan writer Elizabeth Major and her published work, selected reading, and the edited text of her Honey on the Rod: Or a Comfortable Contemplation for One in Affliction (1656). Major suffered a debilitating illness in her mid-twenties that left her lame and in pain, and the title of her work showed that she saw this affliction as a correction from God's chastising ‘rod’, but that these sufferings were sweet because she was brought closer to him. This process is celebrated by her writings, which include a dialogue between ‘Soul’ and ‘Consolation’ and several poems.

Keywords:   Illness, Providence, Affliction, Suffering, Poetry, Conversion narrative

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