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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Hogarth A Rake's Progress clandestine marriages Fleet marriages Marriage Act of 1753 • The Rake’s (Un)lawfully Wedded Wives in William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress Anaclara Castro University of York...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- riage rites further the reform of unruly marriage practices at home, such as those celebrated at London’s Fleet and other flourishing urban clandestine marriage markets? I shall argue that the interests and categories within marriage-rites literature helped normalize...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... The ubiquitousness of these recurring forms, conjoined with resistance to scholarly theorizing of expression popular across social ranks, leaves their conventions and parameters understudied and deserving of more exploration and analysis. As the psalmist observed, humans feel ourselves to be walking on a fleeting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 January 2002
... To continue Crane’s metaphor, Sheridan’s play surely insists that the marriage of politics and theatre brought about by the invasion scare is a forced union. It is in every sense a Fleet wedding, with Puff cast in the role of the false parson in a botched ceremony. It must...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., where much reading material would have been available. From 1707 to 1712, Richard Hogarth was confined to the liberties of the Fleet Prison for debt, but there is little doubt that both he and his son would have kept up with those periodicals, whether as they first appeared, or in the collected editions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 116–134.
Published: 01 April 2001
... with the River; from Hyde park corner, along Piccadilly, turning down St. James’s street, along Pall mall, over Charing cross, along the Strand, Fleet street, Ludgate Hill, round the north side of St. Paul’s, along Cheapside, by the Exchange, to Aldgate, and re...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 181–188.
Published: 01 September 2008
...), 7, 20, 38, 41, 48, George, prince of Denmark, 71; 65, 71 proposed as captain-general of the Hook, Henry, 77 Dutch forces, 30; inspects fleet at Hooper, George, Dean of Canterbury, 52 Portsmouth, 31 Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), 3, 4...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Mem, ) that the marriage by license in St. George’s Chapel, Mayfair, may have been clandestine to keep their illegitimate child secret, but half of the marriages in London took place in “clandestine” centers in the mid-eighteenth century. See Jacob Field, “An Examination of Fleet Weddings...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... significantly, by taking place without license, or in prisons such as the popular Fleet mar- riages of midcentury.54 The reasons why couples might prefer clandestine marriages were multiple, yet in most cases, they entailed the same legal restrictions as legitimate marriage (54 – 63...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... plowmen, our gardeners, our woodmen, our fishers, our diggers in mines, &c. must be equally advanc’d with the triumphs of our fleets, or else their blood will be shed in vain: they will soon return to the same poverty and want of trade which they strove to avoid. (40) Yet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., is not the impression that Guiffardière ever had a serious sexual interest in her (if she did ever believe this, the impression was fleeting), but rather the problem of how to articu- late to Guiffardière her sense of the impropriety of his conduct. While oth- ers could misinterpret that conduct, the possibility...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 90–117.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the con- sequence will be that Telemachus will encounter either Aeneas’ fleet or the Cyclopes (72). Unfazed by the potential danger, Telemachus embarks for A Reading of the Franconian Rock Garden, Sanspareil 1 0 3 Figure 4. Vulcan’s Cave Sicily, and a storm drives his ship...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and Other Family Recollections, ed. Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2002), 17 18; J. H. and Edith C. Hubback, Jane Austen s Sailor Brothers: Being the Adventures of Sir Francis Austen, G.C.B., Admiral of the Fleet, and Rear- Admiral Charles Austen (London: John Lane, 1906), 37 38, 77, 178 79...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... Gordon Turnbull (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2010), 289. 40. [Anonymous], “Advertisement: At Mrs. Salmon’s Royal Wax-work, in Fleet-Street. 1st room. Is to be seen a beautiful rock, enriched with pearls, coral, and rich stones” (London, 1763). Altick also quotes handbills from the late...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 133–143.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of Diderot’s “Letter on the Blind” and La Mothe Le Vayer’s “Of a Blind Man Born” (London: Continuum, 2011). Pp. xii + 238. $29.95 Vale, Brian, and Griffith Edwards. Physician to the Fleet: The Life and Times of Thomas Trotter, 1760  –  1832 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2011). Pp. xii + 235. 14 ills. $99...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and the Atlantic, and the regimes maintained large corsair fleets for this purpose. Successive Islamic dynasties had been the dominant Middle Eastern power for a thousand years; and although the seventeenth century marked the height of Ottoman expansion and the eighteenth century the beginning of the end...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 23–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Sir George Rooke (ca. 1650 – 1709). In the summer of 1701 he commanded the fleet in the channel. 4. Elizabeth Spelman (d. 1748) was the daughter of John Middleton, 1st Earl of Middleton (ca. 1619 – 1674), by his second marriage to Martha, daughter and coheir of Henry Carey, 2nd Earl...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... by Command of the Dutch Fleet, was put on Shore on the Desolate Island of ASCENTION. Faithfully Translated from a Journal wrote by himself, during his Abode there; which was found last January, 1725 6. among other of his Things, by Persons belonging to an English Ship, Nam d the JAMES and MARY. Publish d...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to Africans: O tear the specious veil, which Avarice throws Before the foul deformity of woes, The congregated ills, the wasteful toil, That bares our fleets, and widows half the isle. Break the dire system, whose audacious boast, Would lift Destruction to the hallow'd post Of injur'd Commerce...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
... is especially motivated by her initial coldness, and “could not bear to be thrown off by the woman whose smiles had been so wholly at his command” (468). Curiosity, vanity, immediate pleasure, challenge, and conquest—these are the habitual indulgences that constitute his depraved and fleeting happiness...