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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of the principal members, Elizabeth Montagu, Elizabeth Carter, and Hester Chapone, underwent a complete transformation by the time she published her father's biography, Memoirs of Dr. Burney (1832), which contains glowing tributes to the group and its members. This essay seeks to explain the radical change...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
... of Oklahoma Sarah Scott’s life and opus have become separated from those of her sister, Elizabeth Montagu, by some accidents of history and ideology that have determined and partly falsifi ed our interpretations of their work.1 The per- sistence of the notion that the sisters’ lives took divergent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 133–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... a cheerful place.  — Elizabeth Montagu to Dr. Gilbert West, 16 October 17551 We went on Saturday to visit Mr Godschall & his wife. they are comical people. They have legs, & thick ones too, which they don’t use, for they scarce so much as ever walk down stairs, hands that they do nothing with, eyes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
... was marginally attached to mul- tiple circles (58), was introduced to Elizabeth Montagu that Hester Chapone flourished with widely disseminated print publications in the 1770s, including her bestseller Letters on the Improvement of the Mind (1773). Why and how the more egalitarian Elizabeth Montagu- George...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2014
... figures in the book, whom Major for good reasons dislikes labeling as Bluestockings (81 – ​­84), are the Anglicans Elizabeth Montagu, her sister Sarah Scott, their friends Catherine Talbot, Elizabeth Carter, and Hannah More, and, to a lesser extent, the Dissenter Anna Laetitia Barbauld...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... was work, did it relate to the sports engaged in by gentlemen of leisure, or to the manufacturing world of the working class? Elizabeth Montagu was outraged that balloons lured workers away from their trades. She herself, taking a walk, saw Lunardi attempt an ascent at Newcastle, where a terrible...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... judgments on political issues that were considered the exclusive preserve of the formally educated. To arrive at the same conclusion, Elizabeth Montagu contrasted radicals like Paine— whose “principles” were then being “sounded” by the rebellious colliers she employed at her estate in North Yorkshire...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Scott (1720  –  95), author of the utopian novel Millenium Hall (1762) and sister of Elizabeth Montagu. Pohl traces two contrasting faces of Scott that emerge in her correspondence. Scott was a committed reformer, advocating both a belief in Anglican philanthropy and the principles of social...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Elizabeth Montagu’s defense of Shakespeare (1769) not only assumed women’s right to participate in public discourse about a writer who was not considered learned, but also defended British literary superiority against no less an adversary than Voltaire. Montagu’s Essay opened a cross-Channel debate...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... (London: Palgrave Macmillan, Ruth Scobie, “To Dress a Room for Montagu: Paci…c Cosmopolitanism and Elizabeth Montagu’s Feather 72 Eighteenth-Century Life Hangings,” in Lumen: Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth- Century Studies and Sophie Thomas, “Feather Cloaks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... death, Dorothea was adopted by the Bluestocking hostess Elizabeth Montagu, trained up in every elegant accomplishment and introduced by her to court and circles of fashion. Yet despite a decade of the high life, Dorothea refused a glittering match and married a Scottish Episcopalian cleric...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., but to the English Bluestockings, which is to say to coteries of writers: “The British Bluestockings,” she writes, “can lay claim to being the mothers of Romantic women’s sociable activities” (9). The Bluestockings—­ Anna Seward, Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Montagu, Hannah More, Hes- ter Thrale Piozzi—were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 135–139.
Published: 01 January 2023
... tuition from Arthur Collier (7). Collier “championed female education,” and his conversation, Franklin argues, “was good practice” for Piozzi's later participation in literary circles where she would converse with the likes of Johnson and Elizabeth Montagu (9). In exploring these acquaintances, Franklin...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., the dame struggles to escape her ahistorical, unidentifiable position: “no matter where, or who.” Leapor's final lines suggest as imminent the revisionary linguistic project Rich terms “re-naming.” Leapor's poetic successors, Mary Seymour Montague (a pseudonym), Mary Scott, and Elizabeth Benger...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 216–220.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the effects of new technologies on book production and the vogue for extra-­illustration in the early nineteenth century. There are, inevitably, oversights. Elizabeth Montagu is promoted to Lady Elizabeth, the art critic Panofsky can be Irwin or Erwin, and David Hume is rechristened Robert — lapses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
... influential in the early nineteenth century, critical opinion, “once the province of mixed gatherings of the like-minded (often pre- sided over by an exceptionally brilliant woman, such as Elizabeth Montagu, the ‘queen’ of the bluestockings in London, or Seward in Lichfield) became profes- sionalized...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 127–141.
Published: 01 September 2009
... In 2007, Watkin modifies this portrait further by showing Stuart’s dedication to detail, a quality emphasized also by Salmon in his description of Stuart’s meticulous correction of his own plates. Arbuthnott, in turn, cites letters from Stuart’s frequently exasperated patron Elizabeth Montagu...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
... grew to enjoy vocal performance. Of course there were exceptions to Dr. Gregory’s rule. Elizabeth Montagu grew up in a home where, by a father bored with the country but unable to aff ord London, all nine children without regard to sex were taught to contend in debate against one another...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
... philanthropic networks that coalesced around causes célèbres, galvanized by figures such as Hannah More and Elizabeth Montagu.10 Walpole anonymously contributed five guineas to the campaign led by John Thornton and John Wesley to relieve French prisoners of war held in England during the bitter winter of 1759...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 102–125.
Published: 01 January 2023
... 1778, verbally to attack Elizabeth Montagu, “queen of the Bluestockings” and facilitator of the Horace Walpole-William Mason literary coterie ranged against Johnson. (Montagu had been invited to Streatham by Hester Thrale to meet Burney.) Johnson recounted to her that “when I was beginning the World...