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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicholas Hudson This essay challenges the paradigm that depicts Whigs as progressive champions of free-market economics doing battle against the land-based and regressive economic policies of the Tories. Particularly in the period after the Glorious Revolution, Tory economic writers such as Charles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
... with contemporaneous developments in partisan history writing in the era of the rage of party. As High-Church Tories writing during the heyday of Italian musical influence in England, they shaped their histories into defenses of the English national musical tradition at precisely the time that tradition was fading...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 23–27.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Critical Writing that those who deemed the British literary world to be palled by dullness were ardent Tories who responded to “a self-­consciously modern programme for English poetry propounded in the 1690s and 1700s by Whig writers.”1 Wom- ersley accordingly called for reassessing this overlooked...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 2012
... to be expressed by the large open constituencies, which the Whigs had mostly held at the time of the Exclusion Crisis (1678  –  ­81), but which after 1689 were usually captured by William’s oppo- nents, the Tories. Seven people sent the invitation to the Prince of Orange, but none of them would sign...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... there is little consensus about what Haywood’s politics were. Toni Bowers sees Love in Excess (1719 – ­20) as a “powerful work of Tory partisan polemic.” 2 Elizabeth Kubek reads The Adventures of Eovaai (1736) as an expression of patriot Whig values.3 For Kathryn R. King, the politics of the Female...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of a costly war. Similarly, conservative Tories felt ambivalent about such an expensive and protracted conflict fought basically on behalf of the “Whig-dominated South Sea Company,”9 yet they did not want to miss this opportunity to accuse the court of ineptitude and cowardice. Most Tories came...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
...- tories apparently enjoyed by the usually Tory “wits” over their usually Whig gulls.6 Not only do such assessments fail to take into account the muddied nature of Swift’s political allegiances in 1708, they also grossly underesti- mate the cultural and political significance of the Anglican cleric’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
... capacity for hard work. St. John experienced a brief period out of the Com- mons after his resignation in 1708, having failed to persuade Marlborough and Godolphin to make more concessions to the Tories. He nonetheless returned to Parliament in 1710 on the back of a Tory landslide, and shortly after...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of their Protestant hero- king; Tories wax enthusiastic about the promise apparent in the reign of the patroness of the Church of England; Jacobites, with varying degrees of directness, call to install James Francis Edward as king. The cultural response to the regime change has, in other words, received very little...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., including his aesthetics, which associates the Beautiful and Good with the politics of Whig liberty (versus Tory tyranny). But Addison's influence helps us not at all with Hogarth's subversive streak, which has led him to be called an Enlightenment man, with Bishop Benjamin Hoadly, as well as Locke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2007
...-century remarks by Jeff erson and Adams, that the History was rejected by early Americans as Tory poison. Against this received view, Spencer sets the record straight: eigh- teenth-century Americans, Adams and Jeff erson among them, did indeed read and sometimes cite Hume’s History. But Spencer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the balance promised by a blend of monarchical, aristo- cratic, and democratic rule. The prime minister, it seemed, encroached upon the king’s authority while attempting to silence the voice of dissent, most notably through Tory proscription from government places...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 65–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
...–34), Remarks on the History of England (written 1730–31), and Letters on the Study and Use of History (written in the mid 1730s).1 Bolingbroke has never been a popular figure. As Anne’s impetuous High Tory secretary of state, he appalled the moderates, and even his allies worried about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
... before there was any prospect of peace in the War of the Spanish Succession, but in the course of 1711, as Marlborough’s star fell and the queen created twelve new Tory peers to force through the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht, Pope tacked on the later section—a paean to the Peace—with inadequate...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... was to become the most admired poetic celebration of Marlborough’s vic- tory at Blenheim, The Campaign, and in 1707, had published an anonymous pamphlet urging a massive increase in the levy of English soldiers to crush Louis XIV and protect British commercial interests.7 In their periodicals, Addison...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 April 2008
... dramatic encounter between the anarchy of resistance to the written page and the abiding tory order of the page” (WTC, 54 – 55); and the second, and more Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 32, Number 2, Spring 2008  doi 10.1215/00982601-2008-007...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., literature and aesthetic the- ory, economic theory and commerce, domestic and public life—The Secret His- tory of Domesticity addresses the issues that define Restoration and eighteenth- century studies. It is synthetic and innovative, picking up familiar concepts and topics—such as the bourgeois...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Sedgwick is cited as an unquestioned authority, as mentioned above, although his meth- odology and conclusions about Jacobitism among the Tory ranks have been widely questioned. For all the volumes’ sensitive coverage of Tory and Oppo- sition politics, not to consult classic studies like Linda...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
... their human coun- terparts, inanimate narrators repeatedly express fears that printed words invest writers with a professional identity only by voiding the writer’s authority” (163). It is this elegant and deftly executed argument that carries the most explana- tory power for the it-­narrative’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... responds to his Tory critics in his final paper, his promotion of religious moderation had been an impor- tant part of his advocacy of Whig positions based on Revolution principles: But what I find is the least excusable Part of all this Work is, That I have, in some Places in it, touched...