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The work was catalogued as “perhaps the most controversial book in the canon of seventeenth-century ‘female’ writers” and in enlarging on this long running argument or discussion as to the identity of Ephelia, I quoted from the entry provided by the Sotheby’s cataloguer, which included reference to the work’s modern editor, Maureen E. Mulvihill.

Dr. Mulvihill, I now know, takes great exception to this “inaccurate representation of my published scholarship”.

In order to understand her true views on the matter, I direct readers to visit her impressive website at millersville.edu/~resound/ephelia/.