DOI:10.1086/511711
Corpus ID: 161436187
Just a Spoonful of Sugar: Syrup and Domesticity in Early Modern England
Wendy L. Wall
Published 1 November 2006
Art

Modern Philology
In a famous moment on the early modern English stage, the title character of John Webster’s violent play, The Duchess of Malfi , dies. Having been tortured for her clandestine marriage to her steward… 
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