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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 14–40.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., clergymen and active members of religious sects. Occasions when sizable numbers of the Irish met are discussed. Also, other factors that may have encouraged a sense of “Irishness,” such as residential districts favored by the Irish or continuing use of the Irish language, are considered. The occasional...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Helen Burke This essay analyzes the Irish jokes that circulated in London in the 1680s, paying particular attention to those that emanated from the stage and from the two earliest Irish joke books, Bog Witticisms; or, Dear Joy’s Common-Places (1682) and Teagueland Jests, or Bogg-Witticisms (1690...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
... focuses on the new opportunities available to both Irish men and women for accumulating capital and wealth in the City. It examines the growth in Anglo-Irish investment, during what historians call “the Financial Revolution,” and analyzes the development of increasingly complex financial networks, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 January 2015
...”: Recovering the London Irish of the Eighteenth Century David O’Shaughnessy Trinity College Dublin “London exclaimed Miss Counihan. “The Mecca of every young aspirant to fiscal distinction.” —Samuel Beckett, Murphy (1939) In 1708...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
...John Bergin Many Catholics migrated from Ireland to other European countries during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Those who settled in Catholic regions of Europe are relatively well known, but little attention has been paid to an Irish Catholic community that appeared in London in the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Ric Berman Formed in London in 1751, the Antients Grand Lodge of Freemasons was created as a rival to the pro-establishment Grand Lodge of England, itself created in 1717. The Antients was shaped by the Irish diaspora in London, although disaffection within London Freemasonry was then so great that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Nigel Aston The ascent of John Fitzmaurice is a study in the processes of Anglo-Irish integration and socialization in aristocratic circles in eighteenth-century London, a subject area that awaits systematic investigation: his is less a story of rags to riches than of a resourceful Irishman from a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
...William Donaldson Henigan Julie . Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth–Century Irish Song . Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution Series , no. 2 ( London : Pickering and Chatto , 2012 ). Pp. ix + 272. 9 ills. $99 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Killian Quigley Irish men and women made up more than a quarter of the approximately one hundred and sixty thousand convicts transported from the British Isles to Australia in the period 1787-1868. They feature, in major accounts of early New South Wales, as irredeemably shiftless, and prone to...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2018) 42 (3): 89–94.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Craig Bailey This article focuses on the physician James Johnson to examine the role Irishness played in the process of identity formation in London during the long eighteenth century. Using biographies, medical journals, and travel literature to chart the development of Johnson’s identity, this...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
...David O’Shaughnessy The Whig pamphleteer Dennis O’Bryen is one of a number of Irish playwrights in eighteenth-century London whose cultural and political contribution to the city has been overlooked. This essay offers the early career of O’Bryen as a case study in how the theater might be used to...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Donelle Ruwe Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra (1814) is a historical novel by the Irish author Adelaide O’Keeffe that features religious conversions from paganism to Judaism, and from Judaism to Christianity. O’Keeffe stages these conversions within the context of late Enlightenment debates about the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Mary Carter Most scholars turn a blind eye to A Proposal for Giving Badges to the Beggars in All the Parishes of Dublin , but as Jonathan Swift’s final pamphlet on Irish affairs, it deserves our attention. This essay contextualizes the pamphlet among Swift’s more familiar arguments for solving...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Rebecca Anne Barr The Irish Poet and the Natural World: An Anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics . ( Cork : Cork Univ. , 2014 ), ed. Carpenter Andrew and Collins Lucy . Pp. xiv + 418 . €39 , £35 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2009) 33 (1): 67–70.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Nicholas Allen Raymond Gillespie and Andrew Hadfield, eds. The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume III: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2006). Pp. 477. 12 ills. $160. ISBN 0-19-924705-6 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2008) 32 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 January 2008
... — in the ideologically and Pamela’s Progeny     1 0 1 commercially complicated culture of Ireland. This chapter demonstrates how Irish publications claimed Pamela and resisted the idea, implicit in Pamela, that her identity was peculiarly English. The...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
... Irish poverty and Jonathan Swift’s devastating parody of those writings in A Modest Proposal (1729).1 Swift imitated the style and methods of argument of early pam- phleteers in order to hold up to public view their implicit values — mostly economic effi ciency — and their blithe ability to...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2014) 38 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., “The British and Irish might see themselves as Europeans” (3). Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe is arranged thematically. Each chapter examines a different aspect of British and, to a lesser extent, Irish engagement with the Continent; perceived constitu- tional similarities, foreign...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2013) 37 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2013
... contribution to our understanding of polit- ical debates about the curriculum of Trinity College in the first half of the eighteenth century, though Bullard admits that we do not have much direct evidence about Burke’s education there in the 1740s. Irish writing about rhet- oric emerged in response to...