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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 (2001) 25 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., “Nobody is so much the fashion, so much abused, and liked, and talked of, as she is” (p. 48). Her chief trait is her supposed devotion to female friendship. Although she tells Mrs. Lovell that one man, Sir Dudley Dorimant (her former lover), has senti- ments...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2007
...). By elevating female friendship and avoiding sexual spectacle, Catharine Trotter’s Agnes de Castro (1695) goes even further in dismantling the contrast between male-subject and female-object that informs the sadistic voyeurism engendered by she-tragedies. For her part, Delarivier Manley suppresses pathos...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
... that Hitcham failed as an experiment in female friendship can be traced back to Elizabeth Carter’s report in a let- ter to Elizabeth Montagu of a rumor she had heard: “You have never told me, that the society at Hitcham was dissolved. My informant makes griev- ous lamentation for the scandal which she...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 35–62.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Patricia L. Hamilton In the front matter of The Greek Theatre of Father Brumoy , Charlotte Lennox conflates the language of patronage and friendship to refer to John Boyle, the fifth Earl of Orrery. Her conflation points to the unusual relationship the two writers forged between 1752 and 1760...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... a reconciliation with Frances Burney, now Mme d’Arblay, in 1814. A Bluestocking Friendship: The Correspondence between Marianne Francis and Hester Lynch Piozzi Mascha Hansen Universität...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
...- Lyttleton coterie were linked by intense friendships, which facilitated the interpenetrating scribal and print- based media systems of the time (62); they sought self and national improvement, both morally and intellectually, as well as personal fame for their writing. This chapter reveals how Chapone...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and female virtue within it. The four novels examined here, when read together, help demonstrate how female homosocial spaces operated a guarantee of English moral pu- rity. Hence the category of female friendship is the principal syntax through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 133–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... daughter, on the same grounds: sexual desire.37 The public face of female desire and sexuality was at odds with its private practice. Scott’s letters to her sister after Lady Bar- bara Montagu’s death speak only implicitly of the romantic friendship and lifelong union that Scott and Lady Barbara...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Elizabeth Singer Rowe (1674–1737) was one of the most well-known and influential women writers of the early eighteenth century: her poetry appeared in a number of prestigious miscellanies and in a collection (1696); and among her other works, her prose work Friendship in Death...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
... notes how Quakers’ gender-inclusive educational system gave women the literacy necessary to write spiritual autobiographies, while Naomi Pullin argues that Quaker women developed intense female friendships via correspondence, which formed networks essential to establishing Quakerism in the seventeenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
... never saw Age so graceful in the female sex yet,—her whole Face seems to beam with goodness, piety & philanthropy” ( EJL , 4:133, 137). Burney similarly recorded strong first impressions of Hester Chapone, who formed an important friendship with Elizabeth Carter (see Myers, 60). Though...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 102–107.
Published: 01 April 2011
... not only have given her income and a place at court, but also would have enabled her to extend her social networks. Delany’s failure to do so by no means discouraged her from using her connections at court to further her second husband’s career, nor indeed did it cause her friendship with the royal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
...), 14; see also 15–17. 61. Backscheider, Eighteenth-Century Women Poets , 175. On the friendship poem, The Female Advocate , and Scott's participation in a “collaborative, sociable model of manuscript culture in which individual writers both circulated their own pieces within the circle...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2014
... is largely convincing: it includes her breach with the Montagu circle after 1790 (when the attempted repeal of the Test and Corpo- ration Acts failed yet again) and the continuation of her friendship with More. However, Major makes the mistake common to many recent literary histori- ans of this period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 53–68.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Abraham who befriends her in Amsterdam are examples of generous, kindhearted men; and they exemplify the larger fact that the only positive male and female models of relationship in the novel are based on loyalty and friendship rather than kinship. Therefore, it should...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
...” in England proper, one founded on friendship with William and retreat from the world. Pearl draws on this example and finds parallels in Gulliver’s friendship with horses or even the utopian states of mind enacted by the duchess in Cavendish’s The Blazing World or imagined by Robinson Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of novels composed at a rate of over six new works published each year between 1723 and 1728, Mon- tagu in the shape of a number of manuscript tales now known under the titles “Princess Docile” and “Court Tales.”8 Both formed friendships that shattered into enmity with significant literary circles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 140–146.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Park:Penn State Univ., 2003). Pp. 260. $70. ISBN 0-271-02216-7 Harris, Frances. Transformations of Love: The Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2002). Pp. 340. $35. ISBN 0-19-925257-2 Hayward, Joel. For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War (Annapolis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... renounced their friendship after her marriage to a socially inferior Italian musician.2 Edward A. and Lillian D. Bloom’s description of her eschatological inter- pretations of contemporary events as dabbling in the “high fashion of prophecy” places Piozzi’s millenarianism within the context of a popular...