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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
...John Wilton-Ely The College of William & Mary 2004 Review Essay “Classic Ground”: Britain, Italy, and the Grand Tour John Wilton-Ely University of Hull...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Marie E. McAllister In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, the Grand Tour, sex, and venereal disease became almost indivisible in the public imagination. The Grand Tour was an essential element of a well-born man's education. Yet a persistent belief developed that continental travel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Iain Gordon Brown Duke University Press 2006 Water, Windows, and Women: The Signifi cance of Venice for Scots in the Age of the Grand Tour Iain Gordon Brown National Library...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of Great Britain to the Emperor of China in the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794 (1807)—and its imaginative engagement with Chinese culture. While Macartney’s narrative partakes of formal and aesthetic qualities associated with travel writing from the Grand Tour and with scientific exploration, it cannot wholly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., Oxfordshire, Caroline Lybbe Powys (1738–1817); the first woman to publish a Grand Tour account, Lady Anna Miller (1741–81) of Batheaston, Somerset; the unmarried daughter of the rector of Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire, Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819); and the Whig political salon hostess, Lady Elizabeth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Empire, and, in the late eighteenth century, against the menace of atheism as epitomized by revolutionary France. People, of course, also crossed natural and national boundaries, in larger numbers than is sometimes realized. Though the Grand Tour was an elite activity, it was also made...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that Britons were also a polite and refined people. Proposals for improving the capital frequently argued that architectural magnificence and a more organized layout would have immediate economic benefits by luring foreigners to London, thereby making the city a stop on the Grand Tour. While debates about how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 53–69.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Scottish males of rank and fashion in their late teens it was also taken for granted that the most appropriate capstone to any private educational plan was not necessarily university but a foreign experience known as the “grand tour,” a peculiarly British phenomenon.15 Of occasional usefulness, perhaps...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 181–188.
Published: 01 September 2008
... on oratory, 11 Padua, 7n1, 9 St. John, Frances: letter to W. T., 51 Palmes, Guy, 33 St. John, Henry: Grand Tour, 1-12; Partition Treaties, 5n5, 10n6, 13n3, 15n6, France: govt. of, 1; reading in civil 26n11 law, 1, 2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
... unremarkable in terms of quality, these poems give an idea of St. John’s literary interests and connections. Freed from his domestic commitments while on his Grand Tour of France, Italy, and Switzerland (ca. 1698 – 1700; see letters 1 – 12), St. John studied to improve himself, keeping abreast...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... in the more salacious origin myths.15 28 Although early eighteenth-century English writers on V.D. rejected the anti-Continental bias of Renaissance origin stories, the culture as a whole still had its suspicions. Criticism of the Grand Tour, for instance, often hinted at the risk of contracting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
... for tightly commercial reasons. Importantly, this section also draws examples from beyond London. Not only is Grand Tour transnationalism foregrounded as an important source of objects and inspiration, but the exhibition also takes provincial culture seri- ously, and prevents London from acting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and Anne French, Art Treasures in the North: Northern Families on the Grand Tour (Norwich: Unicorn, 2009), 1–36, 59–82, 276–81. 9. For the duchess's print collection, see Aymonino, Enlightened Eclecticism , 110–14; Antony Griffiths, “Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland, and Her Album of Prints...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... those receive, who are born in a mild Air and temperate Climate.”35 How- ever, although the Grand Tour through the Mediterranean countries was widely popularized, Poland was not on it. Indeed, Poland’s interest lay for English travelers primarily in its ambiguous position: both inside and out...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
...) upon the death of his father in 1724. After a protracted Grand Tour, Sir Francis returned to West Wycombe in 1741, and over the next decades turned an unremarkable country home into one of the most theatrical and Italianate houses in England (figure 2). He was a cultivated man of taste...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in the Criticism of Joseph Baretti and His English Contemporaries Keith Johnston Stony Brook University In 1765, the English surgeon Samuel Sharp, like so many of his countrymen before him, began a grand tour through Italy.1 He was likely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 January 2000
...- 6 Case, Alison A. Plotting Women: Gender and Narration in the Eighteenth- and Nine- teenth-Century British Novel (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 1999). Pp. x + 223. $37.50. ISBN 0-8139-1895-2 Chard, Chloe. Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and Imaginative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 101–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... three in his will. There appear to be only the merest scraps of Ilay material in the impor- tant Inveraray archive, so there is often no personal correspondence to establish facts about his private life. He probably made some sort of Grand Tour that included the mandatory visit to the classic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 170–182.
Published: 01 April 2001
... the Grand Tour and return to England to fritter away their fortunes in high-class gambling houses.14 The real maca- ronis comprised only a handful of individuals of high birth and wealth, but the discourse on and representation of macaronis saw the macaroni character...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... is the travel experiences of those who not only owned gardens but also masterminded the drastic remodeling of them. Born and brought up in wealthy and very often aristocratic fami- lies, as youth they had gone on the Grand Tour as part of their education. Impressed with not only the cultural splendor...