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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the early eighteenth century, The Tatler and The Spectator , which are sometimes credited with a key role in the development of polite standards of taste in eighteenth-century Britain. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 R War and the Culture...
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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 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., on style, on taste, Addison’s and Steele’s The Tatler and The Spec- tator are the best known and most influential of these papers, though Steele’s later The Guardian and Johnson’s The Rambler remain crucial ethical and liter- ary-critical landmarks. For much of the twentieth century, these papers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... The literary success of the hoax was such, as is well known, that Addison and Steele adopted the Bickerstaff persona for The Tatler in 1709. Bickerstaff ’s extended life in The Tatler obscures some of the ways in which the hoax was conceived and read by contemporaries as a political escapade...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... as a source for the ethos of William Hogarth's engraved works. The Tatler (1709–11) and The Spectator , both the collaboration of Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, were published as Hogarth passed through his adolescence, brought up by a pedagogue father who kept a literary (Latin-speaking) coffeehouse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... at Button’s Coffee House.14 In Addison’s and Steele’s hands, the anecdote became an instrument for carrying their observations of people to the coffeehouses and tea tables where they envisaged their work being read. In an essay printed in The Tatler (1709 – ​­11), Addison takes an instrument...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 32–35.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., Defoe fashions novels around the pirate as well as the highwayman, while real-­life criminals aspire to be gentlemanly libertines. She draws on fiction, satirical verse, biography, news reports, and essays (her pre- vious book explored The Tatler and The Spectator) to build up a history of mas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 138–142.
Published: 01 September 2019
... The Tatler, The Spectator, and The Guardian, became MP for Stockbridge in 1713, and was knighted by George I (27). This is not necessarily a criticism; rather, it prompts us to reflect upon the development of mass media, and the connected concept of public interest in this period. It is not always clear...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 97–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., Genovese reads periodicals such as The Spectator , The Tatler , and The Review as advancing an ideology of mutual indebtedness that held the community of credit together. Distinct from rational self-interest, the ideal of mutual indebtedness meant that creditor and debtor were part of a system in which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
...,” says alle- gorized Pleasure in one of Joseph Addison’s Tatler essays, “and bid Farewel for ever to Care, to Pain, to Business Virtue, oppositely, offers a world of rewarding and dutiful work: there is nothing truly valuable which can be purchased without...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 201–213.
Published: 01 April 2001
... newspapers, some with advertisements, early in the century,43 more likely sources would lie in other places. Journals like the Spectator and Tatler gave fashion notes.44 There were also at least three other sources for those who could not visit the famous Mrs. Hussey at her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... by a civil space of mutually defining criti- cal conversation captures my sense of the periodical s dialogic nature, but I diverge from Black in my emphasis on Sir Roger s country ethos.9 Black, who views Sir Roger as a descendant of Isaac Bickerstaff from The Tatler, claims that the character evolution...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... with exactly the model of theater as a cultural engine for virtuous imitation advanced by Steele, that self-appointed reformer of the stage. Speaking in the voice of “Eugenio” in The Tatler in 1709, Steele advocates the performance of plays “from whence it is impossible to return without strong...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 43–61.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., culturally inscripted in, and carefully guarded by, the aristocracy.11 Addi- tionally, as Mr. Bickerstaffe recounts in The Tatler No. 39 (July 9, 1709), pistols had an equalizing effect when “an active, adroit, strong man, had insulted an awkward, or a feeble...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 January 2009
... The New Story of Eliza Haywood     7 7 and the special problems periodicals pose to editing as well as the innova- tive and unique relationship between Haywood’s periodical, once considered derivative, and The Tatler, The Spectator, and other journals. Pettit highlights the ways Haywood’s journal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
... as the Mohocks. Now Swift’s Famous Prediction is part of a group of politically inflected fables and mock prophesies by a cohort of Tory satirists. Then, in the 1735 Works, the Famous Prediction sits between A Proposal for Correcting the English Tongue and Swift’s essay on the same subject in The Tatler...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
... of this tenet. In that model of instruction, The Tatler, for instance, in 1709 the second number carried verses, “The Medecine,” by William Harrison, describing a woman who had ceased to attract her hus- band sexually, but who regains his attentions when she follows the doctor’s instruction to be silent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 50–81.
Published: 01 January 2005
... literature, but they were mostly innocuous and did not distinguish this jail from others. For instance, in The Tatler of 9 June 1709, Richard Steele “rejects” an “invitation” from the King of France, recalling “too well how he served an ingenious Gentleman, a Friend of mine, whom he lock’d up...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in The Tatler in 1710.19 He was considering why Italian singers serenaded mistresses at the midnight hour. Steele first attributes this to “the softness of the climate,” which “gave the Lover opportunities of being abroad in the air, or of lying upon the earth whole hours together, without fear of damps...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., in the essay quoted above, laments the “Daggers, Poniards, Wheels, Bowls for Poison, and many other Instruments of Death” (188) with which the playhouse wardrobe is packed, while Rich- ard Steele in The Tatler notes a troubling continuity between English the- ater and such popular entertainments...