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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
... before the Marriage Act of 1753 in England and Wales, especially the notorious clandestine marriage trade of London, I argue that there is a strong suggestion throughout that Sarah may not be simply a discarded mistress, but actually the rake's first wife. By contemplating ways in which the moral lesson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., but, as we have seen, these might not always fulfill their purpose. In the eighteenth cen- tury, or at least until Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753, “legitimate” or “regular” marriage, the form of marriage discussed thus far, was only one point on a spectrum of ways of making a marriage.53...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 126–139.
Published: 01 April 2013
... at the end, senti- mental prostitute narratives prioritize love over money in the victim’s initial loss of virtue and firmly separate affective and economic relations” (43, cf. 48). But then Binhammer goes on to say that the result is an irony unknown before the Marriage Act of 1753 gave rise...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... credentials. Although Hardwicke’s Marriage Act effectively outlawed clandestine marriage in 1753, novelists tended to ignore the legal changes the act effected, and clandestine marriage remained a popular plot device into the early nineteenth century.1 From Richardson to Aus- ten, novelists used...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Lisa O’Connell University of Queensland Spearheaded by Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753, English marriage reform of the mid eighteenth century changed both the concept and prac- tice of marriage. Indeed, it enabled marriage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 1753. It was obviously appropriate for the second Lord Cadogan to act as Sloane Trustee of the British Museum from 1753 until his death.53 Cadogan was not short of connections into London society. It says much for John Petty’s savoir-vivre (and, undoubtedly, Lady Shelburne’s) that the Cadogan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2023
... was less an active participant and more a chronic observer, not a voyeur in the antisocial and criminal sense of the word, but someone who was always watching others close-up in all kinds of situations. He was fascinated by, moved by, the act of recording the pain, suffering, follies, and appearances...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 20–42.
Published: 01 September 2001
... his body or his conscience. Instead of a cover-up, we find vigilant neighbors who took their suspicions straight to honest, reliable, and law-abiding local officials, who acted quickly and irrespective of the social position of those involved. When I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... by a fellow Irish woman author and pedagogical writer. Harrington, which opens dur- ing the Jewish Naturalization Acts of 1753  –  ­54, explores the roots of Euro- pean anti-­Semitism by applying associationist philosophy to the under- standing of human behavior. As Michael Ragussis suggests, novels...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 35–62.
Published: 01 January 2023
... writers, Orrery's gesture would quite naturally seem to be an act of patronage, and the benefit would be of the intangible sort—for instance, confirmation of his power and virtue. But Orrery's correspondence with the biographer Thomas Birch sheds light on a more personal motive for his involvement: Orrery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
... an unregulated medical market. Although women did not have the same clout as male physicians or surgeons, they served a pivotal role in eighteenth-century health care, typically by circulating domestic remedies and acting as local healers. However, as A. L. Wyman has shown, seventeenth- and eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... pro-French sentiment; Jacobite themes of exile and lost love are also present. Haywood glorifies the victories and conquests of Charles XII of Sweden, who was a Jacobite hero, and who acts as a surrogate for Charles Edward Stuart in the novel. In that part of the novel concerned with love and amorous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of James’s followers drifted back to England and Ireland either clandestinely or with government permis- sion. An act passed in 1698 provided penalties for those who had served in 70   Eighteenth-Century Life James II’s army or who were in touch with his court, although the govern- ment reserved...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., “ ‘A Penetration Which Nothing Can Deceive’: Gender and Juridical Discourse in Some Eighteenth-Century Nar­ ratives,” Studies in English Literature 29 (1989): 535–61; Zomchick, Family and the Law; Mary Vermillion, “Clarissa and the Marriage Act,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 9 (1997): 395–412; Lawrence Stone...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
... cachet revoked after two weeks but failed, so he joined Sully in Doullens, not to replace him but to keep him company. The Mémoires secrets hoped that this generous and heroic act of friendship, on the part of a man liked by the king, will not fail to produce its effect and to obtain the duc de Sully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
... the Duchess. Although she was willing to off er Mrs. Chapone £30 a year to act as governess to her younger daughter, Lady Mary, and to serve as a companion to Lady Harriot, who was fourteen, she was unwilling to permit Mrs. Chapone to eat at her table. This was a decisive point. To act as a live...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of nonsatiric deformity poetry, with its distinctive formal devices and utterly alien sensibility: William Wycherley’s extraordinary “To a Little, Crooked Woman, with a Good Face and Eyes, Tho’ with a Bunch Before, and Behind” (ca. 1706). This very title imitates a sequential act of percep- tion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
...- cellor. What did that mean? The story of Paul and Felix (Acts 24) is about a corrupt judge seen from the point of view of the accused. The judge is trying an innocent man who turns the tables on him, exposing the judge’s own guilt. The painting of a corrupt judge, then, hangs over the head...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 112–122.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- bility for injuries without attention to motive. When strict liability is applied, it matters not a whit whether the wrongdoer acted carelessly or accidentally; actions and not motives, external circumstances and not interior psychology, dictate the assessment of both crime and punishment. Strict...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
...: “In letters bodies are absent but they can have a phantom presence if the writer represents voice as conversation, in which voice acts as a half-­way point between body and consciousness” (22). Like “conversation,” “commerce” in this period can refer to a spectrum of human behavior and manners...