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The promised justification in Number IV. Volume II. of the Apology.
London: printed for the author; and sold at her house in Craig's Court, Charing-Cross. 1749. 8vo., 53 + (1)pp., with the authoresses bold signature in ink> at the foot of the title page, 'Teresia Constantia Phillip[s]>', the final letter of her surname cropped, bound recently in marbled boards with printed spine label. An excellent, crisp, copy. Scarce first separate edition, but found also as a separate pamphlet in both first and second editions (1748-9) of the author's extensive Apology.> ESTC finds separate copies of the Justification> at only BL + Bodleian + Cambridge + Duke + St. Louis P.L. While her Apology> (in 3 vols.) is her magnum opus, her Vindication> is an intriguing codicil as it were. Described in ODNB as a 'courtesan and memoirist,' Teresia Phillips (1709-1765) seems to have been the serial lover of a string of men beginning with a man named Thomas Grimes, when Teresia was only twelve or thirteen, although the name was probably used as a deception, the real culprit being Thomas Lumley, later third Earl of Scarborough. Phillips' subsequent affairs and marriages (there were numerous affairs and several marriages) included a lawful marriage to Henry Muilman in 1724. She is at pains in her voluminous Apology> to suggest that there were extenuating circumstances surrounding each affair, admitting only to the faults of natural love of pleasure and a lack of prudence. Although written in the third person, Teresia Phillips describes herself as Mrs Muilman in her so-called Promised Justification.>
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