In the late sixteenth century, it must be regarded as exceptional or revolutionary for a women to write and publish on secular, or non-religious, themes and to argue against male supremacy. Anger’s Pamphlet is seen as a response to the male-authored text of Thomas Orwin, "Book His Surfeit in Love." Only one copy of the original pamphlet still exists.
Text parallels between her "Pamphlet" and Breton's "Praise of Vertuous Ladies" have been noted: Comparing parallel passages, it was concluded that Breton copied from Jane Anger and that her texts was Bretons invisible source....
J.A. My rashness deserveth no lesse
Ant & Cleo II/2 …well deserved of rashness
J.A. I will not urge reasons
Richard III… Thou knowst our reason urged upon the war
J.A. For my presumption I crave pardon
Henry VI/3 …Let my presumption not provoke thy wrath, for I am sorry
J.A: the judgment of the cause…
Pericles I/0 the judgment on your eye I give, my cause
Caesar III/2: What cause withhold you then, to mourn for him? Oh judgment
Cymbeline IV/2 for the effect of judgment is oft the cause of fear…
J.A. ..whose tongues can not so soone be wagging
Henry VIII V/3 …and think with wagging of your tongue
J.A. was there ever any so abused
Twelft night IV/2 …there was never a man so notoriously abused
J.A. every blast a whirl-wind puffes
King Lear III/4 …Bless thee from whirlwinds, star-blasting,
J.A. let the stones be as ice
Coriolanus I/1 …coal of fire upon the ice, hailstone in the sun
J.A. …and our honest bashfulness
Midsummer NDr III/2 no modesty no maiden shame, no touch of bashfullness
J.A. dare reprove their (…) false reproaches
Henry V III/6 With edge of penny cord and vile reproach:
J.A. their slanderous tongues are so short
Much Ado V/1 Done to death by slanderous tongues
Lucrece To slanderous tongues and wretched hateful days?
Richard III I/2 To slanderous tongues and wretched hateful days?
MfM III/2 Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?
King Lear III/2 ….When slanders do not live in tongues,
JA. …and men of dull conceite
Henry VI V/5 …Able to ravish any dull conceit:
J.A. ...we allure their hearts to us …
Cymbeline II/4 Look through a casement to allure false hearts
Passionate Pilgrime…..to allure his eyes; to win his heart
J.A. she loveth justice and hate iniquity
MfM II/1 Which is the wiser here? Justice or Iniquity?
Lucrece For sparing justice feeds iniquity.
J.A. …earnest in reprooving mens filthy vices
MfM II/4 Ha! fie, these filthy vices!
MfM III/2 From such a filthy vice: say to thyself,
J.A. the lion rageth when he is hungry
Henry VI /II V/3 That winter lion, who in rage forgets
J.A. the jade will winch
Hamlet III/2 Let the gall'd jade winch;
J.A. the shamefull lust…
Hamlet I/5 So to seduce!- won to his shameful lust
J.A. …and they railing tongues
As you like it I/1 Thy tongue for saying so. Thou hast rail'd on thyself.
J.A. there is no wisdome but it comes by grace
LLL V/2 Hath wisdom's warrant and the help of school
And wit's own grace to grace a learned fool.
Henry VIII Your grace has given a precedent of wisdom
J.A. out losse creede their gaines
Merchant of Venice II/3 laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains,
J.A. till they never see the death of honestie
Alls well that IV/4…….Let death and honesty go with your impositions,
J.A. serves suspition of the serpents lurking
Henry VI III II/2 Who 'scapes the lurking serpent's mortal sting?