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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2019
... evidence. Both works, the Memoirs of an Oxford Scholar (1756) and Genuine Memoirs of Maria Brown (1766), are nevertheless indebted to Cleland’s work. This article starts by examining the canny, fraudulent marketing of these eighteenth-century erotic novels after Fanny Hill ’s revival, including...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... above illustrate, is one in a long line of writ- ers and scholars who have perpetuated the myth of loss, and have turned the “but little known” into the “unknown” and “passed by in silence.” How- ever, the existence of these two variants of his preface to the Memoirs of Several Ladies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... London, 998), 03 – 04. 30. Samuel Johnson, “On the Bravery of the English Common Soldier,” in Samuel Johnson, ed. Donald Greene (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 984), 550. 3. The memoir also implies that the nobility in opposition to the current Walpole regime were better patrons to Davies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... at < httporlando. cambridge.org/ >. 12. Frances Burney, Memoirs of Doctor Burney, 3 vols. (London: Edward Moxon, 1832), 1:vii. 13. Claire Brock, The Feminization of Fame: 1750 – ​1830 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), 136. 14. Joyce Hemlow, The History of Fanny Burney (Oxford: Clarendon, 1958), 466, hereafter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... biographical work, Burney assumes the narrative pose of editor: her father’s memoirs are “arranged from his own manu - scripts, from family papers, and from personal recollections” (Mem, :fron- tispiece). However, as many scholars have pointed out, these “manuscripts” and “family papers” are extensively...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in Nineteenth- Century Literature (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2007), 32. 32. King-Hele, Erasmus Darwin, 300. 33. David Knight, Ordering the World: A History of Classifying Man (London: Burnett Books, 1981), 58 – 59. 34. Seward, Memoirs, 178. As can be seen, in this quotation and elsewhere, while...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., . Amy King, Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel (Oxford: Oxford Univ., . Leah Knight, Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England: Sixteenth- Century Plants and Print Culture (Farnham: Ashgate, xi. Frances Burney, Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress, ed. Peter Sabor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of recent scholars, biography failed to establish any theoretical foundations upon which to build or to engage with prac- tical questions of selection, organization, or presentation. 2 This is surpris- ing now that the standard online databases reveal the presence, from the beginning of the eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2003
... al., Volume I: 1770–1799 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2000), 46–47. 5. Qtd. in Memoirs of Modern Philosophers, ed. Claire Grogan (Peterborough: Broadview, 2000), 411. The Anti-Jacobin showed its disdain for Emma Courtney by reducing the moral of the novel to “the mistress is, in all respects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., & scarcely ever left me, but to quiet a fractious child who was just taken from nurse” (CB Mem, Charles, even after his removal to Canonbury, probably would have returned to Fenchurch Street to continue teaching his three (female) musical scholars (LCB, An experienced apprentice like Mary Kenn...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... The Letters of Doctor Charles Burney , a collected edition under the general editorship of Peter Sabor, is now in progress, to be published by Oxford University Press in six volumes. The first volume, edited by Alvaro Ribeiro, SJ, appeared in 1991. 12. See further, 62n to the transcript. 11...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by scholars.37 Memoirs of various sorts are equally tempting to the context-hungry scholar—and at least as treacherous a source. Biographies by Edmund Curll’s hack writers, rushed into print soon after the demise of the sub- ject, are notoriously untrustworthy—as witness the accounts he published...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of the Arts and Sciences,” in Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1987), 111–37, especially 130–33. 21. William Godwin, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793), 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2013), 247. 22.  William Godwin, Memoirs of the Author...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Hutton, Memoir, 248. 61. See John Mullan, Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Oxford: Clarendon, 1988), and Janet Todd, Sensibility: An Introduction (London: Methuen, 1986). 62. Lawrence E. Klein, Shaftesbury and the Culture of Politeness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
...” (189). 30. Aphra Behn, Works, 3:208. 31. The biographical hypothesis that Behn and Mancini engaged in a romantic affair stems primarily from the sentiments expressed in Behn’s History of the Nun dedication. 32. While some scholars believe that Mancini’s Mémoires were essentially...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Vincent Carretta Adams Catherine Pleck Elizabeth H. . Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England ( New York : Oxford Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. xi + 265. 10 ills . $21.95 paper Chater Kathleen . Untold Histories: Black People in England...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
...; left Oxford; met James Keir; met Darwin and Whitehurst; traveled with Edgeworth to Ire- land; began keeping terms at Middle Temple while, apparently, living with Bicknell; gave his first political speech to Westminster electors “at the hustings” (Edgeworth, Memoirs, 1:48); and tried...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to violation, which does not count as a crime. 10 Scholars including David Oakleaf, S. J. Connelly, and Christopher Fox, agree that Swift s lifelong interest in . . . the civil wars . . . can legiti- mately be called an obsession, and they have documented the very personal ways in which the wars a³ected his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
..., in which are included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality, ed. James L. Cliff ord (London: Oxford Univ., 1964), 429. 12. John Shebbeare, The Marriage Act [1754] (New York: Garland, 1974): 2: 262 – 63. 13. For a discussion of Clarence Hervey’s plan, see Marilyn Butler, Maria Edgeworth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Hall, Oxford England’s first female professional writer, Aphra Behn (1640 – 89), pre sents problems for those seeking to establish her biography. Despite her contem- porary success and popularity, there is, in Behn’s case, very little to go on. Behn’s manuscript hand survives in only a small...