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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Anna K. Sagal This article argues that Eliza Haywood’s periodical Epistles for the Ladies is an important contribution to the perennially popular eighteenth-century dialogue about female friendships. Contextualizing this work in other seventeenth-and eighteenth-century writings about women...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
.... Twenty years after Leapor's correction of Pope, Montague puts forward the idea of superior secondariness most prominently by rethinking his well-known depiction of Martha Blount in “Epistle to a Lady” (1735): And yet, believe me, good as well as ill, Woman's at best a Contradiction still. Heav'n...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... demonstrates that Lady Mary continued to be a controversial figure, and implies that some read- ers may have been aware of a poem written by Lady Mary in the voice of William Yonge’s estranged wife. To date, the first known publication of “Epistle from Mrs. Y to Her Husband” was 1972.6 The titling...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 January 2021
... bearings. One category surprisingly not deployed is that of poems of doubtful attri- bution. Although the attribution scholarship is full and conscientious, many items are difficult to ascribe to Hervey, while others cannot be ascribed to him alone. Poem 12, An Epistle to a Lady, might serve...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- cially for representing and apprehending women. By rendering— and ulti- mately managing— women’s beauty through ekphrasis, in both The Rape of the Lock and the later satiric verse epistle To a Lady. Of the Characters of ECL26102-23-chic.q4 5/24/02 1:04 PM Page 4 4...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... At the age of twenty-seven, Pope graduated from imitating the fictional epistles of famous female poets and nuns to an epistolary romantic affair with another highborn beauty. “Your Guardian Angel” Pat Rogers notes that Pope, in June 1717, sent Lady Mary Wortley Mon- tagu, then in Constantinople...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of conversation between minds that truly correspond, the minds of the letter writer and her addressee. My text from Haywood is a letter that opens the third book of her Epistles for the Ladies, published on 31 December 1748 by Thomas Gardner, the publisher who had also seen her periodical texts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... in such a dark time, Annus Mirabilis and An Epistle to Dr. W— d——d from a Prude. The first is an anonymous comical essay printed on very cheap paper that appeared on 21 December (Daily Courant). It was quickly assigned to Pope (“Mr. P in the London Journal of 5 January...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... a legend of Saints; a book of French called Lucun; another book of French of the Epistles and Gospels; and a Primmer with clasps of silver gilt, covered with purple velvet.” This was a considerable legacy (of its kind) from a lady at that time, when few of her sex were taught to read...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Mary Wortley Montagu, Ballaster contrasts notions of “conscienceful lis- tening.” Adopting a fresh theoretical approach to epistolarity, Ballaster focuses on Haywood’s fictional correspondence, “Epistles for the Ladies” (1748  –  49), and Montagu’s unpublished letters to her daughter, Lady Bute...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and delivering letters in the novels, in which an epistle can be written by more than one author and dispatched to multiple recipients, are mirrored in his private correspondence. The letters he exchanged constitute an extraordi- nary analysis of his novels, a sustained debate on the art of fiction between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 January 2024
... seventy years: five‐and‐a‐half‐year‐old Melesinda Munbee's “Collection of Several Poems” (1749); Eleanor Peart's “Collection of Poems by Several Hands” (1768); Elizabeth Frances Amherst's “The Whims of E. A. afterwards Mrs. Thomas” (1798); and Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury's untitled miscellany (ca. 1815...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... painters and women through their mocking equation of painting with cosmetics, Dryden and Pope use the same association in order to devalue painting within the context of the contest between the arts specifically. In his verse epistle “To Sir Godfrey Kneller,” John Dryden writes: 86   Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2004
... well into the nineteenth century. “If you search for passion,” wrote Lord Byron, “where is it . . . stronger than in the epistle to Eloisa from Abelard.”1 Not only were the letters widely read and imitated, but the tomb of the medieval lovers also became popular as a site of pilgrimage for sensitive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and substitutions were made to the Works, such as the addition of poems by Aaron Hill, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Elizabeth Singer Rowe, which kept the volume up-to-date and marketable to each new gen- eration of readers. These, however, ultimately proved to be minor changes in content, with The Works...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 133–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... for the summer, their houses are adorned by the ingenuity of the owners, but as their income is small, they deny themselves unnecessary expenses. My sister seems very happy. . . . Lady Bab Montagu concurs with her in all these things and their convent, for by its regularity it resembles one, is really...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 23–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., 1723, 1725); and The Dunciad (London, 1729). Trumbull’s library was probably supplemented after his death by his second wife, Lady Judith, with whom Pope maintained connections. 3. Cicero, De Officiis, 1.7.22 (with minor variation): “We are not born for ourselves alone, but our country...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... series (1724, 1727, 1733, 1741, and so on). They were enjoyed not just by the tavern audi- ences with which we might associate them, but also by mixed family groups around a winter fire. More incongruous to modern readers, they appear amidst the pastorals, odes, hymns, and epistles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of the epic tradition. As Pope explains in his dedicatory epistle to Arabella Fermor, The Rape of the Lock (1714) “was intended only to divert a few young Ladies . . . to laugh not only at their Sex's little unguarded Follies, but at their own.” Drawing a parallel between the descriptions of Belinda's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... forward to leaving behind remained very different, both spent their last years fighting for control of those lega- cies, not only with the editors, printers, pirates, and scholars they knew would follow them, but also with one another. The dedicatory epistle to Prince Posterity in Swift’s A Tale...