By Jane Collier
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SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Original Editions An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; With Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Pleasant Art (London: printed for Andrew Millar, 1753). An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; With Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Pleasant Art (Dublin: printed for John Smith, Peter Wilson, John Exshaw, and Matthew Williamson, 1753). An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; With Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Pleasant Art . . The Second Edition, Corrected (London: printed for Andrew Millar, 1757).
100) It is only possible to write about torment, in other words, if one has ﬁrst been tormented. The parable neatly encapsulates two possible responses to The Art. 52 For although The Art is a conventional satire insofar as it exposes the faults of wrongdoers with a view towards reforming them, its other important accomplishment is to express allegiance with tormentors’ long-suﬀering victims. If Collier’s voice at times seems strident, it is so that we may better hear the voiceless. 52 Audrey Bilger, Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998), 196.
48 Pope’s witty woman, Atossa, suggests the perils women exposed themselves to when they criticized others, for although she Shines, in exposing knaves, and painting fools, Yet is, whate’er she hates and ridicules ... 49 Outspoken, articulate women, particularly those who criticized others in print, sometimes received far more savage treatment than the targets of their own satires. Collier risked being compared to the shrewish women she so eloquently lampooned, and it is easy to underestimate the extent to which she laid herself open to reproach.
An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting by Jane Collier