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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
... mobility with his subsequent settlement(s), while concurrently encoding ideas about law, enmity, and sovereignty into geographic constructions. In Defoe’s space, theory and practice of empire are intermeshed. As I shall argue, Defoe’s representations of his hero’s achievements—both Crusoe’s astute...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 30–60.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Alex Feldman From his first play, Love and a Bottle (1698), to the masterpiece that crowned his career, The Beaux ’ Stratagem (1707), George Farquhar's oeuvre is traversed by legal motifs and legal scenarios, from satirical attacks upon the judiciary, to serious engagements with the law of contract...
Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 2. Hogarth, Royalty, Episcopacy, and Law , etching (1724), 9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in. (HGW, No. 56). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. More
Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 11. Rudiments of Music (Cheshire: William Law, 1790). Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 162–187.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Simon Stern This essay discusses John Cleland’s novel The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49), better known as Fanny Hill ), in the context of eighteenth-century obscenity law and the law of search and seizure. To explain why obscenity could have been treated as a criminal offense at all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... as a central principle of human nature. Questions about the mind/soul's “agitations” were crucial to a wide range of Enlightenment theories about mental imagery, rhetorical persuasion, and aesthetic beauty. Many writers, including John Dennis, linked the aesthetic import of spatial movement to Newtonian laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... knowledge and, thereby, modern pleasure. I here try to reclaim lost classical allusions, and use lexicography, textual variants, rape and marriage laws, and social and dynastic history to illumine Tom Jones, Pamela in her Exalted Condition , and Clarissa. The historical critic thus is empirical, inductive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 31–56.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Gary Dyer In the later eighteenth century, the twelve justices of the supreme English common law courts ruled repeatedly that blackmailing a man by threatening to accuse him of sodomitical practices constituted the capital offense of robbery; the judges focused on the overwhelming terror...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Burney at Twickenham, often, in fact, possibly even permanently as a daughter-in-law. Invitations to visit Cambridge house and the family estate at Twickenham Meadows, near Richmond Bridge, were frequent during the years between the first meeting of Richard Owen and his son George Owen Cambridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... the law, he also calls on them to take a greater part in enforcing them. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Henry Fielding Agency Democracy Law Social Classes Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 44, Number 1, January 2020 doi 10.1215/00982601-7993644 Copyright 2020 by Duke University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... structures of judgment elucidates the role of the rural justice of the peace in eighteenth-century English society and law. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Addison Steele Spectator law justice of the peace Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1, January 2021 doi 10.1215...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Yael Shapira In 1795, novelist Isabella Kelly (ca. 1759–1857) sent a plea for financial help to Warren Hastings (1732–1818), the first British governor-general of India, who had known her late father-in-law. Six years later, her Minerva Press novel Ruthinglenne, or, the Critical Moment (1801...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 99–123.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Heather Zias The College of William & Mary 2003 Who Can Believe? Sentiment vs. Cynicism in Richardson’s Clarissa Heather Zias West Virginia University You actually accept a law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of planetary designs and consequences. A range of British materials from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries posthumously published works by the Cavalier composer Wil- liam Lawes; an eyewitness news ballad; songs, life stories, and theatricals related to well- known women soldiers reveals long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 125–131.
Published: 01 January 2009
... cen- tralization, the new Poor Law, increased migration, and other factors helped undermine parish life. Yet as the parish gradually overlapped with new admin- istrative units, it eventually lost its potency. Snell’s book is a story, then, of the power and eventual fall of the parish in everyday...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 103–111.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Barrell attempts to fill. After examining the state of the treason statute and other laws that could be used by authorities to control political dissidence in the first two years of the 1790s, Barrell then examines the French regicide as it was represented...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 January 2003
... of defendants to fashion pleas of diminished responsibility based on popular perceptions of mental distress. This version of madness differed significantly from excul- patory insanity as defined by the law and in legal commentary. With words like “confusion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the burden it imposes on the rest of society.” 8 From this perspective, the Dublin system for badging beggars was an early form of labor law with the primary objec- tive of putting the able-bodied to work and, by proxy, render the idle poor productive and reduce the costs associated with their upkeep...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
...      9 9 be converted to Christianity during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Their owners feared that access to spiritual equality would inevitably lead to demands for recognition of their personhood and consequently legal equality, despite laws explicitly denying that being...