The wit, tone, and urgency of the original Female Tatler cannot be fully captured through secondary sources. In order to fully understand the periodical, the modern reader must experience it as the eighteenth-century reader did. For this reason, we have included two essays: Issue no. 41 written by Mrs. Crackenthorpe and Issue no. 67 written by Arabella, from the Society of Ladies. Mrs. Crackenthorpe uses the production of a drawing room play as yet another opportunity for satire while Arabella employs a visit to a tea room to make some "observations" about the consumer culture and about Quakers (statements which prove problematic and even disturbing to the twenty-first century reader). Each essay is reproduced here as both a facsimile of the original (as it was bought, sold, and read during 1709-1710) and as a hyper-linked text modernized in grammar and punctuation.
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