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Love and Friendship: A Pastoral (Elizabeth Singer Rowe)

17th century English poem celebrating romantic friendship that equates it with heterosexual love.

LHMP entry

Following the theme of “who tells your story?”, this set of selections diverges strongly between male and female authors. We have three named male authors including lesbian themes in pornography or crude sexual satires. We have five female authors writing poetry of intense romantic friendships, sometimes tinged with an erotic sensibility but never explicit. And we have two anonymous works of varied nature.

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