"Vision of the Paradise of Female Patriotism"

Title"Vision of the Paradise of Female Patriotism"
Year for Search1779
AuthorsClarissa, a Lady of this City [pseud.]
Secondary TitleThe United States Magazine, A Repository of History, Politics and Literature (Philadelphia, PA)
Volume / Edition1.3
Pagination122-24
Date PublishedMarch 1779
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

A woman day dreaming by her window in Philadelphia is visited by the male, or at least that is the pronoun used, “angel of the paradise of female patriotism,” who urges her to visit this paradise, which requires an apparently dangerous trek over a mountain. On her arrival, she finds a garden where women from all eras, mostly in separate areas, live. Although some have already arrived, a separate hill is reserved for women from the thirteen colonies, and among the women who will reside there will be those who opposed the revolution but have seen their error and become patriotic Americans. 

Pseudonym

Clarissa, a Lady of this City [pseud.]

Author Note

Female author

Full Text

1779 Clarissa, a Lady of this City [pseud.]. “Vision of the Paradise of Female Patriotism.” The United States Magazine, A Repository of History, Politics and Literature 1.3 (March 1779): 122-24.

A woman day dreaming by her window in Philadelphia is visited by the male, or at least that is the pronoun used, “angel of the paradise of female patriotism,” who urges her to visit this paradise, which requires an apparently dangerous trek over a mountain. On her arrival, she finds a garden where women from all eras, mostly in separate areas, live. Although some have already arrived, a separate hill is reserved for women from the thirteen colonies, and among the women who will reside there will be those who opposed the revolution but have seen their error and become patriotic Americans. Female author.