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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... In performing close readings of two of Behn’s most complex and perverse runaway-woman narratives, Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister (1684-87) and The History of the Nun (1688), this essay recalibrates our sense of Behn’s connection with and contribution to what would come to be called the women’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2004
... by Gabriel Joseph de Lavergne Guilleragues in 1669, and translated into English by Sir Roger L’Estrange in 1678 as Five Love-Letters from a Nun to a Cavalier.Their influence can indeed be found in Hughes’ translation of Heloise’s letters: Robert Adams Day, for instance, notes that the “vacillating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... 25. See Ruth Salvaggio, “Aphra Behn’s Love: Fiction, Letters, and Desire,” in Rereading Aphra Behn: History, Theory, and Criticism, ed. Heidi Hutner (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 1993), and Starr, “ ‘Love’s Proper ‘Musick.’ ” 26. Anon, Five Love- Letters from a Nun to a Cavalier, 2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of a group of nuns fed ground glass by what Boyle refers to as a dis- tracted Woman (31). He contends that the sharp Points and cutting Edges of the glass only operate to injure the nuns insofar as their Guts are recep- tive or sufficiently sensitive (32). By bracketing the more frequently illustrated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Wilken declare in their 1680 broadsheet print that there will be no other true Representation of this Procession but this, but John Oliver, Langley Curtis, and John Fox offered a competing broadsheet, The Solemn Mock Procession of the Pope, Cardinals, Jesuits, Fryers, Nuns . . . Exactly taken...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
... sociability and sense of literary and moral progress temper his judgment on Swift and his generation. The second part of Weinbrot’s collection focuses on “Johnson the Writer.” The essays in this section, by Thomas Keymer, Jack Lynch, and David Nun- nery, challenge misconceptions about Johnson’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in Eighteenth-Century London John Bergin In the eighteenth century, many Irish Catholics pursued careers abroad—as soldiers, merchants, courtiers, priests, and nuns, among other occupations. Those who settled in the territories of the Catholic powers of Europe have long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... He issued a bull repudiating depictions of the Holy Spirit as a handsome young man reportedly seen by a visionary nun. He emphasized the importance of bishops and reminded bishops that they should reside in the dioceses they represented. He wrote an encyclical on the liturgy in which he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
...” to appear in this guise. If her husband, dressed as a Spaniard and speaking Italian to the charming nun, is to be tarred with the brush of Catholic corruption, I should think it just possible that by presenting Pamela as a Quaker, Richardson is implying that she wishes to claim exemption from laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2009
... into account. For instance, some elements of the 1683 Whores Rhetorick may well have been introduced by the adapter, but the key theme that Rosen- thal rightly stresses—the internal discipline and emotional suppression that makes the courtesan as “dead to the world” as a nun, devoted only to profit even...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2003
... a nun; the second, sounding like Richardson’s flippant Charlotte Grandison, was “beyond all measure gay, free and familiar;”22 the third, Clementina, was the favorite of her father, Prince James Sobieski.23 She, it was said, would get the largest part of his considerable wealth.24 In 1719...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 64.
Published: 01 January 2001
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 65–67.
Published: 01 January 2001
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 68–79.
Published: 01 January 2001
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 80–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 88–100.
Published: 01 January 2001
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 101–115.
Published: 01 January 2001
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... for publishing A Treatise of the Use of Flogging in Venereal Affairs and Venus in the Cloister; or, The Nun in Her Smock, translated from seventeenth- century texts in Latin and French, respectively. In pursuit of his theme, Baines reconnoiters some of the same islands visited by Bowers in her pursuit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... 167. $31.50. ISBN 0-874136180 Lisa L. Moore. Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1997. Pp. 191. $16.95 paper. ISBN 0822320495 April London. Women and Property...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 118–127.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., implicitly criticizes the strictures, inhibitions, and abuses regulating French social conventions and morality in this area, as he would later quite explicitly in his novel The Nun. Admittedly, Bougainville is particularly lavish in his admiration of Tahitian women’s beauty, especially of their bodies...