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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... that the new lodge also attracted English Masons. Its rapid growth in London and provincial England was seeded by the bigotry and condescension with which many in England viewed the Irish, but was more a function of the Antients’ social inclusivity and its commitment to mutual support. This resonated not only...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... a fuller explanation” for the neglect of women novelists (4). Nonetheless, what he actually documents might well be called a cultural conspiracy or patriarchal plot (inflammatory terms Corman never employs), sometimes displaying the condescension and outright misog- yny that seem for many nowadays...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 January 2014
...- strances, Charlotte’s condescensions can restore the “dutiful subject of me again in a moment” (1:244). As Burney’s time at court lengthens, the queen confides in Burney, gives her presents, and otherwise marks her as a favorite: Burney records this to show her audience her standing with the queen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the course of this visit I was particularly struck with the apparent kindness and condescension with which people of rank here speak to, and treat, their inferiors and lowest domestics. (Embassy, 76) 6    Eighteenth-Century Life Figure 2. Manuscript pages from Macartney’s journal for 23...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... letter about the “Minstrel of Woodlow”—William Newton throughout her letter, with no Mr.—was a perfect illustration of patronizing condescension by a genteel person on the plateau towards a member of the hoi polloi on the plain, a being in whom the lustre of native genius shines through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... against becoming social condescension, unfitting for a popular hero, towards those “lower classes” on whose labor his effort depends. Lunardi’s literary displays helped steer readers’ imagination and spread the cause of ballooning. Familiar letters helped familiarize readers with the new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
...” to this woman “who is—and, as some would argue, always was—so devastatingly out of step More’s central belief in a natural hierarchical social orderis now angering in its condescension and immobility” (p. 2). More’s work “is now widely assumed to have been a narrow exercise of knowing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
... exhibiting attitudes diametrically opposed to Mazzini’s and de Luovo’s dictatorial condescension to their servants.32 It is clear that Julia and Ferdinand are served not out of fear, but out of love. The moral vindi- cation of the disobedient child is likewise apparent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 225–245.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... In general terms, Bougainville perceives himself as bring- ing the European Enlightenment to the islanders. Overall the tone is essen- tially one of kindly and well-intentioned condescension— the islanders being perceived as not quite worthy of the status of Europeans. His...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 January 2001
... condescension, but at the same time it acts as a constant reminder of the relative power between men and women. The alternative to gal- lantry, for Hume, is unmediated violence to women, which is legitimated by natural male superiority. Significantly, Hume encodes these alterna...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... should ful™ll their obligations to their inferiors with proper condescension. She treated thirty boys from the local Sunday school to a slap- up feast in her laundry in 1793, a charming sight, she remarked. My good sister gave each of them a good shirt, & their master a pair of handsome Stockings. All...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... fore- name alone. In her memoirs, for instance, Laetitia Pilkington reiterates the attacks on him for vanity, hypocrisy, condescension and self-­importance. After quoting Pope’s lines from Epistle to Burlington (see below), she reports, that when she visited him, although drenched and despite...