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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Dafydd Moore John Wolcot, under his nom de plume of Peter Pindar, was one of the most popular satirists of the late eighteenth century. Today his work is primarily known for his anti-ministerial satires during the 1790s and discussed in terms of its radical credentials in ways that have narrowed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... radical satirist John Wolcot (alias Peter Pindar), reveal- ingly, was inspired to compare the suppression of the labor privileges of journeymen shoemakers to the repression of the civil liberties of the nation as a whole.51 “Clos’d be your mouths, or dread the jail or thong,” Pin- dar sarcastically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... presumably by choice, and the footman’s wig, imposed as part of his uniform, mean different things. Thus in Peter Pindar’s 1785 mock epic, The Lousiad, George III’s discovery of a louse in his dinner prompts him to order his cooks to shave their heads: “Cooks, scourers, scullions too, with tails...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... prime minister, which surrepti- tiously sought to position him well for readmission to the premiership (fi g- ure 3).30 Among Pitt’s critics, Peter Pindar (real name John Wolcot) voiced his opprobrium in characteristically vitriolic fashion, perhaps able to do so more freely as a result of Pitt’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Apostrophe and Prosopopoeia in the Pindaric Ode Next, I want to offer brief readings of a few examples, demonstrating how personification and apostrophe could be used to mediate between the com- peting hyperbolic and documentary impulses at play within the panegy- ric mode. There are many different...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2007
... to Peter Pindar (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 1988) Context, Infl uence, and Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetry: Papers Presented at a Clark Library Seminar, 21 March 1987, with Martin Price (Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1990) Northrop Frye and Eighteenth-Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... to his own use the head of any man who ventures to wear [hair]powder, and has not paid the shilling” (Woodfall, 4:194). The division between taxed subject and taxed object is not easy to discern. The poet Peter Pindar like- wise satirizes the slippery slope of taxation in his modest proposal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 107–134.
Published: 01 September 2006
...,” it is Joseph Banks’s friend Daniel Solander who is associated with botany. 12. Of course the images of Banks briefl y mentioned here have complex meanings, politically as well as in terms of the status of natural history; for recent discussion, see Noah Heringman, “‘Peter Pindar,’ Joseph Banks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
... as a matter of generic history? Of relevance here are the topicality and trium- phalism, but also the enigmatic expression, of Pindaric victory odes, and the more nuanced and balanced ironies of Horace, one of whose odes, especially 4.5, which calls for the return of Augustus to Rome, was frequently imitated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
... in the western counties.4 Defoe’s description is backed up by historical scholarship concerning provincial towns. As Peter Borsay, Rosemary Sweet, and others have shown, ECL25104-029-Pres.p65 30 4/16/01, 10:18 AM...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 178–196.
Published: 01 September 2021
... it intensified from the seventeenth century. In “Of Custom,” Montaigne paraphrased Pindar fragment 169a to the effect that habit was “Queen and Empress” of all. 5 (Developing the dark implications of this image in the wake of the French Revolution, Shelley would call “Custom” “the Queen of Slaves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...). 3. See Ernest Mossner, “Hume and the Scottish Pindar,” The Forgotten Hume: Le Bon David (New York: Colombia Univ., 1953), 13  –  ­57, which is both inaccurate and condescending. 4. Harry M. Solomon, The Rise of Robert Dodsley: Creating a New Age of Print (Carbondale: Southern Illinois...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
... other early attempts at poetry include a prologue to George Granville’s Heroick Love (1698); “A Pindaric Ode. In honour of Almahide and the Muses,” which was printed in A New Miscellany of Original Poems (1701); and a prologue to Roger Boyle, the Earl of Orrery’s, Altemira (1702). Though...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 252–270.
Published: 01 April 2001
... in the Romantic period11 (as in Leigh Hunt’s dismissive reference to “an- other didactic little horror of Mr Wordsworth”—namely Peter Bell);12 and poetic forms such as georgic, moral essay, and didactic or philosophical poem have no place in the modern repertoire of literary genres...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
... dangers involved with this sort of variety, although he may be trying to excuse the unevenness of his Pindaric odes as well.38 A slightly different example of this kind of comment is Alexander Pope’s to Swift about the third volume of their Miscellanies: it “consists of Verses,” writes Pope...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
...: Peter White will ne’er go right; Wou’d you know the Reason why, Where’er he goes he follows his Nose, And that stands all awry.38 An inherently enjoyable piece of verse, “Peter White” is structured on asso- nance and internal rhymes: you know—goes—follows—Nose, and completed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and not there in the great urban center, whether Rome or London. Cowley adapted Horace’s epode by practicing the form of imitation he pioneered in his version of the influential Pindaric odes. He there has “taken, left out, and added what I please; nor make it so much my aim to let the Reader know precisely...