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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Ronald Paulson; Ashley Marshall William Hogarth and Richard Steele were in many ways part of the same intellectual and religiopolitical milieu, one that also links them both to the radical Whig cleric Benjamin Hoadly. Modern scholars have almost always connected Steele to Joseph Addison...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Valerie Rumbold The relationship between the Spalding Gentlemen's Society (founded 1710) and Richard Steele's Tatler (1709–11) achieved its most influential commemoration in Nichols's Literary Anecdotes (1812). While there were indeed shared ideals and anxieties that aligned this celebrated example...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
...James Robert Wood Joseph Addison’s and Richard Steele’s The Spectator turned anecdotes into the moral equivalents of experiments in the science of human nature. Just as the experimental reports of the early Royal Society described exceptions to the ordinary workings of nature, The Spectator...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and also to place a critical frame around the problematic spectacle of stoic suicide. In the second part of the essay, I then consider how it was that an instrumentalist view of the play nonetheless became canon. Here, I trace Richard Steele's appropriation of Cato to his project to reform the stage...
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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 (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Richard Steele, one-­time member of the 34th Regiment of Foot, was editor of the London Gazette, the official government newspaper and the primary source, in England, of war news.6 Addison was at this time secretary to the Earl of Wharton, lord lieutenant of Ireland. In 1704, he had written what...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 126–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and religious culture more broadly, inscribed in an array of acts of preser- vation: of souls, persons, characters, reputations, time. The opening chapters on Joseph Addison and Richard Steele’s The Spec- tator (1711–12) and Edward Young’s Night Thoughts (1742–45) lay out the book’s case...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Europeans, instead of exploiting the New World, should go native. Proceeding through readings of linked texts, the editors set out at length the intertextuality and radical political import of Thelwall’s plays. Felsenstein discusses Incle and Yarico in relation to Richard Steele’s Spectator article...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
... (1713), Richard Steele off ered another account of Selkirk, with whom Steele had apparently met and conversed two years prior. Steele concentrates mainly on “the dif- ferent Revolutions in [Selkirk’s] Mind in that long Solitude” rather than on the guiding hand of providence, though he draws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 29–55.
Published: 01 April 2007
... servant as a trope for the social and sexual desires of working women who defied the decorum of consumption. In pamphlets and tracts in support of the wool trade, authors such as Dan- iel Defoe and Richard Steele accused female domestic servants, who were subject to fewer sartorial constraints than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
... performances in 1703. See Calhoun Winton, Steele, Sir Richard (bap. 1672, d. 1729 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004), online at <httpwww.oxforddnb.com/view/ 10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb- 9780198614128- e- 26347?rskey =k6UcQc&result=2>. However, Shirley Strum Kenny identifies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... an increasing conflict between the comparative value of drama as text and as performance. Richard Steele, writing in 1723, exhorted his readers, “It must be remembered a Play is to be seen, and to be Represented with the Advantage of Action, nor can appear with half the spirit without it.” 3 6...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 138–142.
Published: 01 September 2019
... political literature were often connected albeit sometimes loosely with those who formed its subject. Politics was personal precisely because many readers (and writers) of political print had direct knowledge of the social spheres to which it made reference: Richard Steele, for example, who founded...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and Richard Steele, had attributed to climate a limited role in creating the conditions for the composition and reception of Italian music. Baretti’s contentious text spurs criticism that demonstrates the increased frequency with which climatological thinking, and specifically Montesquieu’s ideas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and Richard Steele, were relying upon not only their own experience, but also that of their readers. She also studied a peculiarly Stockholm-­centered world to show how even the censor, a role that persisted in Sweden into the late eighteenth cen- tury, was puzzled by what Forselius called the “Mr. X...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 157–161.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Franklin; Clarence himself died in 1722, the year of Richard Steele’s Conscious Lovers, the original sen- timental comedy; and the film memorably closes with a “toast” (Chandler’s archival sleuthing shows “toasts and sentiments” to be a popular genre in the decades after 1750) and the communal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
.... Spectator s father was a justice of the peace. See Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, The Spectator, 5 vols., ed. Donald F. Bond (Oxford: Clarendon, 1965), 1:2. 4. Ronald Paulson, The Fictions of Satire (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 1967), 216. See also C. S. Lewis, Addison, in Essays on the Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
... evident in the peri- odical writings of Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, this debate was still ongoing much later in the century, when — as Walpole’s own contri- butions to it suggest — it gained urgency in relation to Shakespeare. The Shakespearean corpse epitomized the hermeneutic instability...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 89–103.
Published: 01 September 2011
... efforts to read epistolary texts for their particularity and diversity tends to lead her back into the familiar liberal humanist readings of individual human beings and named authors — Pope, Johnson, Hester Thrale, Chesterfield, Richard Steele, Lawrence Sterne, the Griffiths, etc. — from which her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of Embalming the Dead Intire without Disbowelling (1690).42 It is, indeed, this odd pamphlet that inspires Richard Steele’s scathing portrait of 82 Eighteenth-Century Life Figure 4. Philbert Guybert, The Charitable Physitian (1639), trans. I. W., title page. Embalming Practices...