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“Portia”—A Study

“‘Portia’—A Study” is an essay on a character in Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice that Montgomery wrote and delivered at her graduation ceremony at Prince of Wales College in June 1894. The full text was published in three Charlottetown newspapers—the Island Guardian and Christian Chronicle, the Daily Patriot, and the Daily Examiner—and appears in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917.


Montgomery, Lucy Maud. “‘Portia’—A Study.” Island Guardian and Christian Chronicle (Charlottetown), 14 June 1894, 3.

Also, with minor variations and as “Portia,” in Daily Patriot (Charlottetown), 11 June 1894, 2.

Also, with minor variations, excerpted from “Prince of Wales College,” in Daily Examiner (Charlottetown), 11 June 1894, 2.

Excerpted in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 41–43.

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