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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Jack Lynch Duke University Press 2005 Samuel Johnson, Unbeliever Jack Lynch Rutgers University To judge by recent literary scholarship, the world is in a bad way, and has been for a long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 37–64.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Paul Tankard Samuel Johnson was interested in encyclopedias, and in his own lifetime, encyclopedias were interested in him. This essay examines five eighteenth-century encyclopedias: Rees's revision of Chambers' Cyclopaedia (1778-86), Kippis's revised Biographia Britannica (1777-93), and the first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Steven D. Scherwatzky The College of William & Mary 2001 “Complicated Virtue”: The Politics of Samuel Johnson’s Life of Savage One of the most memorable episodes in Johnson’s Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Lynda Mugglestone Books, as Samuel Johnson stated in 1754 in his Dictionary of the English Language neared completion, always exert “a secret influence on the understanding” so that the reader is informed in both overt and covert ways. Reference works, he stressed, were no exception. As this essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Be careful or they will cut your throat. Samuel Johnson is more temperate in his undated sermon. The regicide was a sign of destructive envy, both in its own right and because it ignored alternatives, like legal restraint upon the crown. Swift places the regicide in a political and national context. Johnson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
...James Horowitz Johnson Samuel . Debates in Parliament , ed. Kaminski Thomas and Hoover Benjamin Beard , textual ed. Brack O M Jr. , vol. 10–13 of The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson , gen. ed. DeMaria Robert Jr. . ( New Haven : Yale Univ. , 2012 ). Pp...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 135–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Christopher Vilmar Clingham Greg Smallwood Philip , eds. Samuel Johnson after 300 Years ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2009 ). Pp. xiv + 291 . $95 Johnson Samuel . The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abisinnia , ed. Keymer Thomas ( Oxford : Oxford Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Gillian Paku Duke University Press 2008 R The Age of Anon: Johnson Rewrite s the Name of the Author Gillian Paku Harvard University In authorial guise as The Adventurer, Samuel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mark A. Pedreira Review Essay Revisiting Johnson: New Contexts for a New Century Mark A. Pedreira University of Puerto Rico Howard D. Weinbrot, ed. Samuel Johnson: New Contexts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 119–124.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Greg Clingham Review Essay The Yale Edition of Johnson’s Lives of the Poets Greg Clingham Bucknell University Samuel Johnson. The Lives of the Poets. Vols. 21  –  ­23...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
... calling himself “The Rambler” tells his readers, “Very few men know how to take a walk.”1 In this implicit claim to authority on the subject of walk- ing, Samuel Johnson’s latter-day readers hear not the belletrist’s custom- ary claim to quotidian knowledge, but the voice of experience. We readily...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2007
...John J. Burke, Jr. Howard D. Weinbrot, Menippean Satire Reconsidered: From Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2005). Pp. 375. $60. ISBN 0-8018-8210-9 Howard D. Weinbrot, Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife, and Politics (Newark...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... be consigned to the margins or dismissed as archaic.14 In literary studies, the opposition to reading Alexander Pope or, most particularly, Samuel Johnson, as sympathetic to the Stuart cause was vehe- ment. Howard Erskine-­Hill published a number of works in the 1970s and 1980s that found Jacobite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., or read of it in books, but have never presented its evils to their minds, consider it as little more than a splendid game; a proclamation, an army, a battle, and a triumph. Samuel Johnson, Thoughts on the Late Transactions Respecting Falkland s Islands (1771)1 We can hardly tell when exactly war...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... exceptional networking skills. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Burney Samuel Johnson music networking sociability “The March of Intimacy”: Dr. Burney and Dr. Johnson Peter Sabor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 76–84.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Philip Smallwood Samuel Johnson. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works , ed. Roger Lonsdale, 4 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon, 2006). Vol. 1, Pp. 464. £85. ISBN 0-19-928479-2; vol. 2, Pp. 448. £85. ISBN 0-19-928480-6; vol. 3, Pp. 488. £85. ISBN 0-19...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... it is possible to pose about Wolcot as a writer beyond those to do with his attitude to ministerial policy during the revolutionary period. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 John Wolcot Peter Pindar Samuel Johnson James Boswell satire anecdote...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., Carter, and Catherine Talbot put their cultural resources into action (67) to support the print trade, especially the rapidly expanding periodical, and specifically Samuel Johnson s Rambler. Carter was already a celebrated print author by the end of the 1730s because of her own periodical writing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 124–129.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Edinburgh Review (1755±56), Adam Smith shares his thoughts on Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Lan- guage (1755).1 After a few lines of perfunctory praise, Smith contends that the dictionary is neither grammatical nor historical enough. As the most famous Scottish constructor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 56–62.
Published: 01 April 2021
...- mentary (xxiv). The more equitably distributed commentary in the Longman, as it brings freshly into focus such poetic masterpieces as January and May, encourages critical reappraisal. This is also the period of Pope s career that inspired Samuel Johnson to observe in his Life of Pope that if Pope had...