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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of “the book” changes in light of historical archival practices and present‐day techniques of digitization and computational literary analysis. The Ballitore Collection consists of roughly 2,500 letters, journals, and notes related to the eighteenth‐ and nineteenth‐century Irish Quaker community of Ballitore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... research shows that controversial pamphlets contemporaneous with Richardson's novel discussed the refusal of Quakers to pay tithes by using the same phrase, an intriguing circumstance as Pamela attends a masquerade dressed as a Quaker. Professor Hume's paper details how little we know about many aspects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 47–62.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of eighteenth-century life—must have ap- pealed to the biographical Miller, whose psychological agenda in the novel was to probe his own dark, murderous resistance to pain. III Miller’s “deconstruction” mentions one other realm of fascination: the Quaker...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 17.3 (1996): 137–62, especially 155. 14. Midgley, “Slave Sugar Boycotts,” 142. Midgley acknowledges the Quaker influence on the anti-saccharide movement as well. The recent work of Sophia Rosenweld is also useful here in her suggestion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... The lack of reference to accusations of enthusiasm against Quakers, or for that matter Methodists, is puzzling, especially in a book with a transatlantic orientation. Quaker commerce and antislavery agitation might have proved an interesting complement, for exam- ple, to the book’s concerns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in conversation with important intellectuals of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, John Locke and Damaris Masham among them. In comparison to Cavendish and Astell, many of the writers chosen for these volumes are either more obscure — like the Quaker activist Mary Howgill (1623...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 14–40.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Quakers kept up to date with the thinking and practices of fellow Friends. One, Joseph Pike, from Cork, recorded that he had eight times attended the annual meeting in London between 1694 and 1715.3 The Pres- byterians, concentrated in Ulster, were more numerous than the Quakers, and, through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., to almanacs and broadsides, Lyons convincingly dem- onstrates that the sexual culture of late-colonial Philadelphia was permissive despite the predominance of Quakers in the city: “The seeds of patriarchal marriage had not taken firm root in colonial Philadelphia” (43). During the 1760s and 1770s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., with a scattering of Scottish Ulstermen and Irish Quakers. The Register also contains a number of non-Irish and Jewish names. In a significant minority of instances, the member’s name, occupation, and place of resi- dence is recorded, occasionally with the name of his proposer or his prior Masonic lodge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... not outward.79 Which is not to say that Plymley was without aesthetic allegiances. Plymley often praised simplic- The Mora l Negot iat ion of Fashion 1 7 9 ity in design, dress, and manners, while disparaging a¯ectation in style or behavior. She approved a lapsed Quaker in her congregation who retains...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 September 2009
... a won- derfully synthetic account of how Southey comments upon a popular cultural equation between eastern religions and various forms of religious and political heterodoxy. Southey takes up these equations precisely in order to inflect them with a Quaker sensibility. In Islam, he finds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 April 2005
...- iest Quaker merchant families, and the Reverend William Shepherd (1768 – 1847), who presided at the Unitarian Chapel in Gateacre. Another of his close associates was Thomas Traill (1781 – 1862), editor of the eighth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, who also played an important role...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 102–107.
Published: 01 April 2011
... encouragement of women’s interest in botanical study. In the decade after her death, a number of important botanical pub- lications by British women were published, notably the Quaker writer Pris- cilla Wakefield’s epistolaryIntroduction to Botany; in a Series of Familiar Letters (1796) and Maria...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 January 2000
...., & commentary Kathryn Sutherland. Oxford World’s Classics (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 1998). Pp. lii + 618. $8.95 paper. ISBN 0-19-28 3546-7 Sox, David. John Woolman: Quintessential Quaker, 1720 to 1772 (York, England: Sessions Book Trust in association with Friends United Press, Richmond, Ind...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... to buy,” as the Quaker Richard Richardson writes in his poem “Metamorphoses.”36 Yet the wig does not transform the whole body, but instead creates what Richardson calls “hermaphrodites” (Leslie, 7:467). Thus when Hall writes that “a female head to a male face is marryed now in every place...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
... preachers.”9 In this case, the writer, without contesting the boundary between the gen- tleman and the mechanick, questions the relevance of the distinction for a particular spiritual role. Claridge wants simply to move the office of min- ister out of the gentleman’s sphere. As a Quaker, he did...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 April 2011
... not move their congregations, and the good preachers who do. Significantly, his argument is for inclusiveness, and so he draws both good and bad examples from all the Christian persuasions of his day — the Anglican communion, nonjurors, Dissenters (including Quakers and Baptists), even some Roman...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2002
...). Pp. 458. Euro 68.60. isbn 2-7453-0241-8 Dalberg-Acton, John Emerich Edward. Lectures on the French Revolution (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000). Pp. 342. $12. isbn 0-86597-281-8 Davies, Adrian. The Quakers in English Society 1655–1725 (Oxford: Clarendon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 104–112.
Published: 01 January 2020
... search reveals hundreds of such volumes across the humanities, sciences, and social sci- ences, from the Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music and Cambridge Com- panion to Quakerism, to the Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration, most from the last f ifteen years. At a time when the halls of academe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
... as degrading, bizarre, or peculiar. Henry More thought that the Quakers were “undoubtedly . . . the most Melancholy Sect that ever was yet in the world” (18  –  ­19). Shaftesbury links the “fanatical convulsions of the body” with “detestable things . . . I wou’d not willingly transcribe” (Letter, 1:30...