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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 (2010) 34 (3): 23–27.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Brett D. Wilson Abigail Williams. Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture, 1681 - 1714 (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005). Pp. 304. $140 Duke University Press 2010 Review Essay The Whig Interpretation of  Poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., Oxfordshire, Caroline Lybbe Powys (1738–1817); the first woman to publish a Grand Tour account, Lady Anna Miller (1741–81) of Batheaston, Somerset; the unmarried daughter of the rector of Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire, Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819); and the Whig political salon hostess, Lady Elizabeth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
...David O’Shaughnessy The Whig pamphleteer Dennis O’Bryen is one of a number of Irish playwrights in eighteenth-century London whose cultural and political contribution to the city has been overlooked. This essay offers the early career of O’Bryen as a case study in how the theater might be used...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Ronald Paulson; Ashley Marshall William Hogarth and Richard Steele were in many ways part of the same intellectual and religiopolitical milieu, one that also links them both to the radical Whig cleric Benjamin Hoadly. Modern scholars have almost always connected Steele to Joseph Addison...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 April 2001
... against the Whigs, who had held the political initiative in England since 1678. The original plot had been to assassinate Charles II and his brother James Duke of York on their way back from Newmarket in October 1682, and to follow that regicide with an insurrec- tion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
... published study of the factions and rivalries within British Freemasonry that influenced and were reflected in anglophone literature from the 1680s to the 1750s. Schuchard has excavated a plenitude of printed and manuscript works in which she finds Masonic refer- ences of Whig and Tory, Hanoverian...
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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 (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
... straightforward solution, nor will it dwell on Macpherson’s critical fate or the cultural agendas behind an unwilling- ness to credit him with being “a complex man.”9 Rather it will explore the implications of considering Macpherson as “Celtic Whig” associated primarily with the work of Colin Kidd...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for their explicit (if sometimes pre- dictable) messages, but also for the subtleties and insinuations that regis- ter anxiety or conflict about the basis of the new queen s rule. He offers an extensive and illuminating taxonomy of Williamite elegies, including sin- cere Whig eulogies and Jacobite mock elegies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2000
... of the diverse groups that were represented by what these groups, their opponents, and historians call “Whigs.” This becomes clear if, again, we take into account some of the work of histori- ans of Augustan society and political thought ignored and misread by literary critics bent on making Addison...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., implication of regicide: “To Kill a Man is but to deface the Image of God, but to kill a King is to murder God himself.”11 Earlier sermon writers also argued that Tories supported episcopacy and Whigs supported the dissenting villains responsible for the revolution and the regicide. In 1711...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... The exposure of these plans prompted him to flee to France, and follow- ing the Whigs’ decision to impeach him for high treason, he joined the Pretender, becoming his secretary of state in July 1715.9 The failure of the Jacobites’ expedition to Scotland, however, was blamed on Bolingbroke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 2012
... J Steve Pincus presents a new approach to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 based on an impressive range of published material and manuscripts. Unlike most English historians, he has not been brought up on the Whig interpretation of history propounded by Macaulay; he makes a good case...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 115–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... writer or a hackney coachman. However, Downie painstakingly builds up an image of Fielding through all the turns of his writing career as recognizably an old-style Whig, with a firm belief in liberty and the Protestant church in terms that can be traced back to Trenchard and Locke. He goes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 240–242.
Published: 01 January 2011
... or a hackney coachman. However, Downie painstakingly builds up an image of Fielding through all the turns of his writing career as recognizably an old-­style Whig, with a firm belief, traceable back to Trenchard and Locke, in liberty and the Protestant church. He goes on to argue that it was changes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., to a more bourgeois, commercial, and feminised code, given to the display of benevolence, and sensibility” (Ellis, 188). At the same time, it is well known that, as Whigs, Addison and Steele actively supported the con- temporary wars against Louis XIV.2 They participated in a Whig culture in which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., many citizens believed that the consolidation of power among Court Whigs posed a challenge to this ideal balance. As a result, the political opposition to Eighteenth-Century Life 25 (Fall 2001): 80–93 © 2001 by The College of William & Mary ECL25306-93...
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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 (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... deadlines, a view of life attractively but inexplicitly aligned with a modernizing Whig ideology based on Revolution principles.12 John- son, however, aimed not only to combine amusement with improvement, but also, and more specifically, to build an active knowledge exchange that brought together...