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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Anaclara Castro This article presents a reading of William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress (1733–35) that considers the implications of Sarah Young from the perspective of eighteenth-century matrimonial practices. Historicizing the images within the context of the instability of marital conventions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of the Election.” Mention should be made of George Bickham Jr.’s rather horrid The Rake's Rendezvous (short title, 1735), with its echoes of the tavern scene from A Rake's Progress. More directly, Hogarth's series inspired other sets of pictures: John Collet's Modern Love (engraved 1782) is a take...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and anticleri - cal dimension of Hogarth. In A Rake’s Progress 4, for instance, she explains the dripping of oil on the rake’s head as an anointment, in a slang sense of “anointed rogue”; it rather has the religious sense of Sarah Young’s “angelic” but unsuccessful (ironic) intercession for Rakewell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... abreast of the developments by reading, among other things, Steele's Theatre . In 1735, in the seventh plate of A Rake's Progress ( HGW , 135), Hogarth introduced into the scene in the Fleet Prison the figure of a prisoner with a paper protruding from his pocket inscribed “Being a New Plan for Paying...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
... step in the coveted, but precarious, realm of polite society. Perhaps the best-known graphic depiction of a social upstart proac- tively training to be a member of fashionable, urban society is William Hogarth’s second plate in his 1737 series, A Rake’s Progress (figure 6). The Levée...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 201–213.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Unnatural, theatrical, and politically dangerous, pride in dress, notably in costume inappropriate to class, calls for the satiric powers of the cre- ator of the Rake’s Progress (paintings 1734, prints 1735), a work whose subtlest critical touches often derive from details...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 32–35.
Published: 01 September 2010
...” conservative behind the mask of progressive anti-­establishment critique, and denounces even scholars like Carol Houlihan Flynn for complicity in this complicity (65). Mackie’s prosecutorial drive sometimes flattens the most interesting ironies, for exam- ple, that Boswell, acting the blackguard...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 14–28.
Published: 01 April 2008
.... These will hereafter be cited as CS, followed by volume and page number. 5.  Henry James refers to Franklin in his Autobiography, ed. Frederick W. Dupee (New York: Criterion Books, 1956), 121, 318 (hereafter cited as A); to Washington (A, 508); to Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress (1735) (CS, 1:410); to Sir Joshua...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 88–112.
Published: 01 April 2022
... little chance of revealing itself. Emotional self-display was ill-suited to the rituals of the duel, which required calmness and self-possession, a reason, perhaps, why Morden and Lovelace's first “blustering” meeting, discussed below, never progresses into full-blown combat ( Clarissa , 1,286, Simpson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... letters of Richardson’s correspondents, Belford is never mentioned. The only reliable background Richardson permits of Belford’s past is revealed through his experience attending a series of death- bed scenes, which commence with his visits to his dying uncle in Watford (4:26, 5:123), progress...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... of Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress provides an example of bald insanity. 27. NAS CC8/6/15, Blair v. Blair (1748). This fascinating case is discussed in detail in Houston and Uta Frith, Autism in History: The Case of Hugh Blair (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000). Allowing hair to grow may have reminded the biblically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 9–18.
Published: 01 January 2009
...: by affirming that their topic is not really anything titillating, but rather something else altogether, something of great significance to our own progressive age. Those passages in these books that tell us the most about either the eighteenth century or about the sexuality of bygone days are those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 43–61.
Published: 01 September 2001
...- logical progress created a situation where warfare . . . came to demand a combination of financial muscle, bureaucratic organization, and technical expertise. (p.107) The professionalization of warfare via...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
...), through The Harlot’s Progress (1732) and The Rake’s Progress (1735), to Industry and Idleness (1747), gambling is synonymous with vice and depravity and always opposed to honest labor. The Lady’s Last Stake, in marked contrast to the ambiguities of Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra, is unequivocal about its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of political alli- ances and antagonisms. Rowlandson’s depictions of Fox during the same period were crude by comparison, although they also relied on monuments, marriage, and money. In Two New Sliders for the State Magic Lanthern (29 December 1783), for example, he creates a rake’s progress...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 102–118.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., Archbishop King, which also detail the progress of the peace negotiations, Harley’s stabbing, and contentious votes in the House of Parliament. 7. A. B. England, “Private and Public Rhetoric in the Journal to Stella,” Essays in Criticism 22 (1972): 131 – 41, especially 135 – 36. 8...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... for the self-publicity, an indication, perhaps, of how Charles felt implicated in his daughters’ authorial reputations. There are other signs of family interest in and support for Sarah Har- riet Burney’s work, such as the feedback she received on works in progress (usually from nieces or nephews...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... argument, that progress must be based upon the old, not on radical breaks from tradition.4 Her progressiveness extends to her insistence on including female agency and arts in her georgic framework; Anna Laetitia Barbauld would not write a female georgic until the nineteenth century.5...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 70–94.
Published: 01 January 2002
... oblivious of the threatening skies, the leer of her companion, and the astonishment of the ploughman (figure 17). The lighter skies over the horseman grow progressively threatening over the lady, and the edging of the cloud is made to simulate a lightning flash aimed at her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... “nonprogressive progress,” as Straub terms it, through numerous professions, in order to demonstrate how many opportunities men had to succeed despite adverse “social and familial circumstances” (Divided Fictions, 148). While defenders of clandestine marriage argued that gifted men like Mr. Belfield...