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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... it is possible to pose about Wolcot as a writer beyond those to do with his attitude to ministerial policy during the revolutionary period. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 John Wolcot Peter Pindar Samuel Johnson James Boswell satire anecdote...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 111–114.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Paul Tankard Boswell James . London Journal, 1762-1763 ., ed. Turnbull Gordon . ( London : Penguin Books , 2010 ). Pp. lviii + 592 . $17 . £14.99 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Review Essay “My Journal Goes Charmingly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... exploits.9 (The best- known exception, compulsive diarist James Boswell, refers frequently to his liai- sons and his sexually transmitted infections.) Despite this lack of written evidence, common sense suggests that the tour sometimes included sex, and thus risk, if perhaps not as much sex as disapproving...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
... that “the spectacle of Venice aff orded some hours of astonish- ment and some days of disgust.”5 He saw a dirty city in decadent decline, consumed by an excess of hedonism and made trifl ing by vice. The sensual and self-indulgent James Boswell, on the other hand, outraked even him- self...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and gave it to James Boswell for publication in his Life of Johnson where it duly appeared, “The March of Intimacy”: Dr. Burney and Dr. Johnson 4 3 pre‹xed by Boswell’s remark that he loves “to exhibit sketches of my illus- trious friend by various eminent hands.” After dining...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 126–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... time,” Sider Jost observes, writing “is imagined as a way of ­immortalizing . . . ​the rhythms and events of daily life” (2). While James Boswell’s Life of Johnson (1791) “epitomizes this paradigm,” Sider Jost shows the logic of prose immortality to be at work in eighteenth-century liter- ary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
... everyone and everything on the literary scene, and he became himself a subject of admiration and fascination. He autho- rized James Boswell to record his words and deeds in The Life of Johnson (1791); less welcome was the attention from the gossip columnists.5 John- son became a celebrity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
... When Samuel Johnson and James Boswell visited that country from August to November of 1773, they found singers and musicians everywhere and frequently watched and even joined in a bit of dancing. Johnson’s Jour- ney to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) reports bagpipers accompany- ing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 63–67.
Published: 01 April 2021
... essay on accents in James Boswell, Edmund Burke, and Ignatius Sancho. Boswell and Burke worked hard to suppress the Scotticisms and Hibernicisms in their speech and writing, and Thomas Sheridan set up shop in London teaching provincials to shed their accents. Good English, she observes, was pro...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 37–64.
Published: 01 September 2009
... edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica only with great difficulty, without the generosity of Austin Gee. 1. The official website, The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, is at <www.thesamueljohnsonprize.co.uk>. 2. Epitaph by Samuel Parr, translated in James Boswell, Life of Johnson, ed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... Wilkes, Churchill, and Anti-Scottishness 2 3 II In December 1762, James Boswell found himself in the theatre in Cov- ent Garden, whereupon, “Just before the overture began to be played, two Highland offi cers came in. The mob in the upper gallery roared out, ‘No Scots! No Scots! Out...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
...). 2.  James Boswell’s “Life of Johnson”: An Edition of the Original Manuscript, ed. Marshall Waingrow, 4 vols. (New Haven: Yale Univ., 1994), 1:107. 3.  For one version of this story, see Johnsonian Miscellanies, ed. George Birkbeck Hill, 2 vols. (1897; rep. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1966...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 150–153.
Published: 01 September 2014
... on a secondary source, Costello mistakenly attributes an antislavery comment by Samuel Johnson to James Boswell, John- son’s proslavery biographer. And Costello is apparently unaware that the records of the Royal Navy do not support John Marrant’s claims to have served in it. These flaws and absences...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 127–134.
Published: 01 April 2014
...-Century Life Blakemore, Steven. Literature, Intertextuality, and the American Revolution: From “Common Sense” to “Rip Van Winkle” (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., 2012). Pp. xviii + 141. $55 Boswell, James. James Boswell’s “Life of Johnson”: An Edition of the Original Manuscript...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
...); The Letters of Samuel Johnson, ed. Bruce Redford, 5 vols. (Princeton: Princeton Univ., 1992  –  94); Letters of James Boswell, ed. Chauncey Brewster Tinker, 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon, 26 Eighteenth-Century Life 1924); The Correspondence of James Boswell, ed. Gordon Turnbull, et al., 9 vols...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., Coleridge, Hawkins Publishers’ warnings of the likelihood of an unauthorized biography of her father would probably have recalled to Burney’s mind the tussle over the literary remains of her friend and mentor Samuel Johnson after his death in Š . At that time, Burney had refused to provide James...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., 11 vols. (Oxford, 1825), 6:5, hereafter 1825 Works. 4. Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi), 1776 – 1809, ed. Katherine C. Balderston, 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1942), 1:413. Compare a story James Boswell recounts, in The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., ed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 January 2003
... that “to have the management of the mind is a great art.” Johnson’s recommendation that one must “have as many retreats from his mind as he can”48 suggests that he regarded disruptions of the self as inevitable and at times even therapeutic. James Boswell remarked ECL27106...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... to London society, James Boswell, that conversation with people of fashion was easily reduced to “a system of Inspidity, where you just repeat the most insignificant common- place things, in a sort of affected delicacy of tone,” and instanced Lord Shelburne to make his point. The latter, when he had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 January 2001
... vols. (New Haven & London: Yale Univ. for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2000). Pp. 1200. 1750 b&w ills., 144 color. $250. ISBN 0-300-08533-8 Martin, Peter. A Life of James Boswell (New Haven & London: Yale Univ., 2000). Pp...