The Female Quixote, by Charlotte Lennox
- Contains a Turn at Court, neither new nor surprising. — Some useless Additions to a
fine Lady's Education. — The bad Effects of a whimsical Study, which some will say is borrowed from Cervantes.
- Contains a Description of a Lady's Dress, in Fashion not much above Two thousand Years
ago. — The Beginning of an Adventure which seems to promise a great deal.
- In which the Adventure goes on after the accustomed Manner.
- A Mistake, which produces no great Consequences — An extraordinary Comment upon a
Behaviour natural enough — An Instance of a Lady's Compassion for her Lover, which the Reader may possibly think not
- In which one would imagine the Adventure concluded, but for a Promise that something
else is to come.
- In which the Adventure is really concluded; tho', possibly, not as the Reader
- In which some Contradictions are very happily reconciled.
- In which a Mistake, in point of Ceremony, is rectified.
- In which a Lover is severely punished for Faults which the Reader never would have
discovered, if he had not been told.
- Contains several Incidents, in which the Reader is expected to be extremely
- In which a logical Argument is unseasonably interrupted.
- In which the Reader will find a Specimen of the true Pathetic, in a Speech of
Oroondates. — The Adventure of the Books.
- The Adventure of the Books continued.
- In which the Adventure of the Books is happily concluded.
- Which contains a very natural Incident.
- Which treats of a consolatory Visit, and other grave Matters.
- Which contains some common Occurrences, but placed in a new Light.
- The History of Miss Groves, interspersed with some very curious Observations.
- Containing what a judicious Reader will hardly approve.
- Which treats of the Olympic Games.
- Which concludes with an excellent moral Sentence.
- Containing some curious Anecdotes.
- In which our Heroine is engaged in a very perilous Adventure.
- In which the Lady is wonderfully delivered.
- Two Conversations, out of which the Reader may pick up a great deal.
- A solemn Interview.
- In which the Interview is ended, not much to the Lover's Satisfaction, but exactly
conformable to the Rules of Romance.
- In which our Heroine is greatly disappointed.
- Some curious Instructions for relating an History.
- A very Heroic Chapter.
- In which our Heroine is suspected of Insensibility.
- By which we hope the Reader will be differently affected.
- In which our Heroine discovers her Knowlege in Astronomy.
- In which a very pleasing Conversation is left unfinished.
- Definition of Love and Beauty. — The necessary Qualities of a Hero and Heroine.
- In which our Heroine is engaged in a new Adventure.
- Being a Chapter of Mistakes.
- In which the Mistakes are continued.
- In which the Mistakes are not yet cleared up.
- Which contains some necessary Consequences of the foregoing Mistakes. — A Soliloquy on
- Containing a LoveLetter in the Heroic Stile; with some occasional Reasonings by Lucy,
full of Wit and Simplicity.
- A Dispute very learnedly handled by two Ladies, in which the Reader may take what Part
- Which inculcates, by a very good Example, that a Person ought not to be too hasty in
deciding a Question he does not perfectly understand.
- In which our Heroine is in some little Confusion.
- Where the Lady extricates herself out of her former Confusion, to the great
Astonishment, we will suppose, of the Reader.
- In which will be found one of the former Mistakes pursued, and another cleared up, to
the great Satisfaction of Two Persons; among whom, the Reader, we expect, will make a Third.
- Containing some Account of Thalestris, Queen of the Amazons, with other curious
- Containing the Beginning of Sir George's History; in which the ingenious Relator has
exactly copied the Stile of Romance.
- In which Sir George, continuing his surprising History, relates a most stupendous
Instance of a Valour only to be parallelled by that of the great Oroondates, Caesareo, &c. &c. &c.
- A LoveAdventure, after the Romantic Taste.
- The Adventure continued.
- An extraordinary Instance of Generosity in a Lover, somewhat resembling that of the
great Artaxerxes, in Cassandra.
- In which it will be seen, that the Lady is as generous as her Lover.
- Containing an Incident full as probable as any in Scudery's Romances.
- A single Combat fought with prodigious Valour, and described with amazing
- In which the Reader will find a Description of a Beauty, in a Style truly sublime.
- Wherein Sir George concludes his History; which produces an unexpected Effect.
- Containing only a few Inferences, drawn from the foregoing Chapters.
- For the Shortness of which the Length of the next shall make some Amends.
- Not so long as was first intended; but contains, however, a surprising Adventure on
- Which concludes with an authentic Piece of History.
- In which one of our Heroine's Whims is justified, by some others full as
- Containing some historical Anecdotes, the Truth of which may possibly be doubted, as
they are not to be found in any of the Historians.
- Which contains some excellent Rules for Raillery.
- In which the Author condescends to be very minute in the Description of our Heroine's
- Some Reflexions very fit, and others very unfit for an AssemblyRoom.
- Being a Chapter of the Satyrical Kind.
- In which our Heroine justifies her own Notions by some very illustrious Examples.
- In which our Heroine being mistaken herself, gives Occasion for a great many other
- In which our Heroine reconciles herself to a mortifying Incident, by recollecting an
Adventure in a Romance, similar to her own.
- In which our Heroine's Extravagance will be thought, perhaps, to be carried to an
- A Dialogue between Arabella and Lucy, in which the latter seems to have the
- Contains the Conversation refer'd to in the last Chapter of the preceding Book.
- In which our Heroine, as we presume, shews herself in two very different Lights.
- The Contrast continued.
- In which Mr. Glanville makes an unsuccessful Attempt upon Arabella.
- In which is introduc'd a very singular Character.
- Containing something which at first Sight may possibly puzzle the Reader.
- In which if the Reader has not anticipated it, he will find an Explanation of some
seeming Inconsistencies in the foregoing Chapter.
- Which concludes Book the Eighth.
- In which is related an admirable Adventure.
- Which ends with a very unfavourable Prediction for our Heroine.
- In which Arabella meets with another admirable Adventure.
- In which is related the History of the Princess of Gaul.
- A very mysterious Chapter.
- Not much plainer than the former.
- Containing indeed no great Matters, but being a Prelude to greater.
- Which acquaints the Reader with two very extraordinary Accidents.
- Which will be found to contain Information absolutely necessary for the right
understanding of this History.
- A short Chapter indeed, but full of Matter.
- Being in the Author's Opinion, the best Chapter in this History.
- In which the History is concluded.