This question was the one that first made me realize The Athenian Mercury was something special. The answer is sarcastic and period-typical with references to Greek mythology, but the question is extraordinary.
A young woman struggling with her sexuality in 17th century London. She obviously loved someone. You can’t help but wonder what became of them.
(source: The Athenian Mercury, published between 1690 and 1697.)
can anyone enlighten me as to what the race of Tiresias is?
Tiresias was a figure in Greek mythology who was turned into a woman for seven years as a punishment for something or other, so I assume it is some snippy comment related to that