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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... valuable body of our arts.” Specimens collected and collated with the text anchor, document, and illustrate the words on the page. As a result, an identical multiple in a print run was turned into a unique object. Through the art of extraillustration, the extra-illustrator Richard Bull “erected for himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and disposal. Many that do survive were acquired by collectors such as Narcissus Luttrell and later Richard Bull (ca. 1725 80) to serve as illustrations of historical events, and were carefully pre- served, in Bull s case as inserted extra- illustrations in printed histories of the period.32 Many...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... [sic] the canine race . . . that amounted really to an extermination of the species” (Woodfall, 4:196). The playwright and MP Richard Brindsley Sheridan warned that the bill “was nothing less than a death-warrant to that valuable race of animals” (4:194). The controversy that arose...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
...- bull’s help, he was appointed secretary of war (1704 – 08), with responsibil- ity for recruiting and supplying the forces to fight in the War of the Span- ish Succession (1702 – 13). In this position, he developed a close working relationship with the Duke of Marlborough whom he impressed with his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 47–62.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of Chatterton, Blake, and Wilde; Richard Holmes’ various cunning biographies (especially Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage); and, most recently, A. S. Byatt’s Biographer’s Tale, which examines the life of Linnaeus as refracted through later biographers in search of Linnaeus—in other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
... for some “good Current Bulls” that might entertain him and other “Citizens,” and once the Irishman understood what was meant by this term (he first thinks the man means actual cattle), he gladly agreed, promising his patron that he would supply plenty of “Shtories consharning mee shalfe and Bryan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
... does not match the exhilarat- ing range of English, Hiberno-English, and macaronic verse of Carpenter’s previous collection, it does display a pleasing variety. William Temple’s beau- tifully ornate verse on the death of a lady’s pet bird thus rubs shoulders with pornographer Richard Head’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
... as Hidden Grand Master. 1 Schuchard finds Masonic politics expressed in an extraordinary range of writers, from the Tory- Jacobite side (such as Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Arbuthnot, Richard Savage, Duke of Wharton, Earls of Orrery, Viscount Bolingbroke, Charles Wogan, William Meston, Allan Ramsay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... forged letter from her fictitious lover, in Cannon's words, full of “bookish trumpery.” The whole scheme was contrived and executed by Blake and Cannon to ensnare Betty's real-life suitor, Richard Stroud of Glastonbury, by making him think she had a favorite elsewhere ( 2 :294). On another occasion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Flut- ter in The Man of Mode, Osric in Hamlet), and for villains (title role in his own version of Richard III, Iago in Othello, Wolsey in Henry VIII). Reflecting this long- standing critical fixation, much of McGirr s chapter is devoted to fops and villains and appreciation of what Cibber does...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 81–115.
Published: 01 April 2001
... 22), which I alluded to earlier, I would argue that, in actuality, there are more differences between the Borromini and Wren lanterns than simi- larities.24 Both have clustered columns on a diagonal axis, both are topped by an ogee, and both have a bull’s-eye window...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... and librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli.3 In the fall new season there premiered amid great excitement and controversy Richard Steele’s long-awaited The Conscious Lovers, another great financial success. For the Scriblerian writers who remained—John Gay, Dr. John Arbuthnot...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., was rewarded with a vis- countcy. A Protestant, he was suspected of disloyalty by Richard Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnell, the Anglo-Catholic commander of James II’s army in Ireland, and sent on a false diplomatic mission to Paris where, as intended, he was arrested and imprisoned in the Bastille. Joining...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
... structure that tolerates individual corruption. Savage was clearly dependent but could hardly rely on “the virtues of others”— certainly not his Whig patrons Tyrconnel and Richard Steele, whom Johnson depicts respectively as ideologically exacting and fiscally irre...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and Richard Ryan, although the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography saw fit to recognize their contributions to London cultural life.8 Some sort of redress seems to be in order; to that end, this essay will examine a neglected play of Irish- man Dennis O’Bryen (1755–1832), a prominent Whig...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet” was the great- est of the “calamities” from which the genius of Charlemagne delivered Europe.4 When, in the 1870s, Richard Burton remarked that “Christen- dom practically holds circumcision in horror...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Grèce (1785) and Richard Gough’s A Com- parative View of the Antient Monuments of India (1785). The former augments a work from which Blake copied a sketch of The Apotheosis of Bacchus and A Bacchic Mystery off Greek vases, most likely when he was a student at the Royal Academy.17 The fi ne line...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
... vocal opposition to animal sports and advised that children not be allowed to amuse them- selves by hurting animals. William Wilberforce evidently relied on a varia- tion of the Aquinian argument in an 1802 parliamentary speech against bull-baiting, warning that such sports “degraded human nature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2005
... than suspending our judgment, is called pyrrhonism.8 Neither of these defi nitions clearly distinguishes true Pyrrhonists from aca- demic skeptics: in Richard Popkin’s terms, the academic skeptics believed “that no knowledge was possible,” whereas the Pyrrhonists believed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... safety.19 Hester Lynch Piozzi and the Female Prophetic Tradition 93 Trapnel’s depiction of Cromwell’s betrayal of the Fifth Monarchists is a protocinematic reenactment of Psalms 22:12: “Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.” Several things are impor- tant...