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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Andrew Rudd In this article, I examine how notions of charity shaped eighteenth-century literature. I begin by examining Horace Walpole’s philanthropy, which I argue belied his posthumous reputation for miserliness, and proceed to trace the theme of charity in Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
...John Wilton-Ely The College of William & Mary 2001 “Gingerbread and sippets of embroidery”: Horace Walpole and Robert Adam “How sick one shall be, after this chaste palace, of Mr Adam’s gingerbread and sippets...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Luisa Calè In “A Friendly Gathering: The Social Politics of Presentation Books and their Extra-Illustration in Horace Walpole’s Circle,” Lucy Peltz plays with the technical and metaphorical senses of “gathering” to reflect on the materiality and sociability of altered books in the Strawberry Hill...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Yael Shapira This essay considers the limited presence of the dead body in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto . The near absence of gory death from the novella is striking, given both its intensive borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and its status as the founding work of the Gothic tradition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... miscellany; Sir Robert Walpole's reign as Britain's prime minister had just come to an end, and Pope revised his Dunciad to devastating effect. Out of the mix of political uncertainty and satiric excess emerged The Foundling Hospital for Wit , which ran to six volumes by 1749. It offered a potpourri...
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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 4. Hogarth, The Lottery , engraving (1724), 8 13/16 x 10 5/8 in. (HGW, No. 53). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Figure 4. Hogarth, The Lottery, engraving (1724), 8 13/16 x 10 5/8 in. (HGW, No. 53). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. More
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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 1. William Hogarth, A Harlot's Progress , engraving (1732), 11 13/16 x 15 1/2 in. (HGW, No. 121). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Figure 1. William Hogarth, A Harlot's Progress, engraving (1732), 11 13/16 x 15 1/2 in. (HGW, No. 121). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole More
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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 2. Hogarth, Royalty, Episcopacy, and Law , etching (1724), 9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in. (HGW, No. 56). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Figure 2. Hogarth, Royalty, Episcopacy, and Law, etching (1724), 9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in. (HGW, No. 56). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole More
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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 3. Hogarth, The South Sea Scheme , engraving (early 1720s), 8 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (HGW, No. 430). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Figure 3. Hogarth, The South Sea Scheme, engraving (early 1720s), 8 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (HGW, No. 430). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
...-Sche.p65 80 12/28/01, 4:07 PM 81 George II and his prime minister Robert Walpole argued that virtue was rapidly becoming a thing of the past, part of a classical republican heri...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of The Beggar’s Opera, apparently bees in the bonnets of, respectively, David Bindman and Robin Simon: paintings in the Lewis Walpole Library, and in the National Gal - lery, Washington. So why does Einberg discredit the first (no. 13A., figure 6)? She says she has behind her “a consensus among Hogarth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Johnson’s political writing for Cave ever be mooted (one can always dream), this same cartoon from Punch would serve surpris- ingly well as cover art, Johnson’s squinting profile replacing Punch’s leering mask, and Pitt, Chesterfield, and Walpole standing in for Disraeli, Palmers­ ton, and Lord Derby...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., was then the thing to do. Flowers were planted in square or rectangular beds (parterres); shrubs were cut into geometrical, animal, or human shapes; and not only trees but everything else was lined up as in military ranks. In the 1780s, Horace Walpole would celebrate the English garden as what is suited only...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 170–182.
Published: 01 April 2001
... 1 & 2. Pier Leone Ghezzi/Arthur Pond, Due famosi antiquari (1739); and Paul Sandby, Rare Meltin Oysters, Rare Stewing Oysters, from The Cries of London (1765). Courtesy of the Print Collection, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. and travesty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of Orientalism (19), Châtel is particularly keen here to rescue his subject from any association with Hor- ace Walpole. While the point that he makes about the critical baggage that accompanies the Gothic label is a very fair one, it seems inaccurate to insist on Beckford s distance from Walpole, not least...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
... survives in the archives of the Duke of Northumberland. 17 Her objects and artworks were organized and described using a taxonomy similar to that of other eighteenth-century collectors’ cabinets. The collections of Sloane; Horace Walpole, the fourth Earl of Orford (1717–97); Dr. Richard Mead (1673–1754...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
...- vides us with a window into the workings of popular nationalism, just as it reached a zenith in expression at midcentury. In the year the memoir was published, England, despite Walpole’s reluctance, had entered the Anglo- Spanish War (739 – 48) and the overlapping War of the Austrian Succes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 19–30.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and at length on the historical basis of British freedom: for example, “the Saxons were a free People, and actually possessed a Share in the Legislature” (16 December 1727 & 6 September 1735). So, while it is not quite true to urge, as Isaac Kramnick does, that under Walpole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
... equipped with ill-gotten prosperity, an insatia- ble appetite for luxury, and a desire to climb into elite spheres of power and influence.2 Horace Walpole’s 1761 complaint that “West Indians, conquer- ors, nabobs, and admirals” were overwhelming every parliamentary bor- ough in the general election...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Figure 4. Hogarth, The Lottery , engraving (1724), 8 13/16 x 10 5/8 in. (HGW, No. 53). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Figure 4. Hogarth, The Lottery, engraving (1724), 8 13/16 x 10 5/8 in. (HGW, No. 53). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. ...
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