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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Bridget Keegan The essay examines the history of poetry written by sailors from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762, 1764 and 1769) inspired many seamen to turn poet and to write about their experiences at sea. Falconer's influence is seen in how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 13–45.
Published: 01 April 2023
...William Jones William Falconer (1732–1770) suffered a catastrophic shipwreck as a young man, which became the subject of his celebrated poem The Shipwreck (1762), with revised and extended editions in 1764 and 1769. He is also the compiler of the Dictionary of the Marine which remained the standard...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Jamie M. Bolker This essay explores how William Falconer's A Universal Dictionary of the Marine exemplifies the “rhetoric of the sea,” which operates according to an inclusive approach to maritime knowledge, which maritime authors adopted in an effort to translate into writing a unique, physical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 66–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Janet Sorensen The power of the shipwreck motif in William Falconer's The Shipwreck derives in part from an oscillation between, on the one hand, the tragic distance of the spectator or reader from the unfolding catastrophe, and, on the other, a sense of immediacy produced by the poem's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 87–105.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Julia Banister One month after the publication of his poem on merchant seafaring, The Shipwreck (1762), William Falconer left merchant sailing to become a junior officer in the Royal Navy. In the midcentury, many commentators believed that the Royal Navy's sailors were superior to merchant sailors...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
...William Jones wrjarion@aol.com Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 The Caird Library at the UK National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, holds a personal logbook (shelf mark BRK/13) kept by Falconer on voyages as chief mate of the merchant ship Vestal in 1760–61. The leaves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Sandro Jung This article offers an account of all illustrated editions of William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762), including anthologies such as John Roach's Beauties , that were produced up to the end of the handpress period. It examines both the illustrations of specific scenes or moments from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson Reading, like sailing, is a durational experience: reading takes place in time and, if a poem is lengthy enough, reading can thwart absorption and make one notice time passing. Reading time therefore offered William Falconer in The Shipwreck (1762) an overlooked resource for tactfully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson; Bridget Keegan medson@uwyo.edu bmkeegan@creighton.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. In September 1769, William Falconer (1732–70...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
... William Jones, Falconer's modern editor, writes of “this epic of the merchant service,” and describes the elaborate “portrayal of figures” on the bow of the Britannia as a parallel to “the description of the shield of Achilles in the Iliad ” (372). He also emphasizes the poem's didactic qualities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., they investigate the distinction between authorial and editorial annotations in shaping how literary history would define the georgic. While their chap- ter offers a broad survey, Bill Jones s chapter on William Falconer s once hugely popular but now neglected maritime georgic, The Shipwreck, traces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., and sold by A. More, near St. Paul's, and at Pamphlet Shops in London and Westminster. [Falconer, William.] A poem, sacred to the memory of his Royal Highness Frederic Prince of Wales . By W. F. Edinburgh [n.p.]. Miller, John. Poems on Several Occasions. To which are added, Dramatic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... Like Boate, Rae enthusi- astically promotes a colonial space to a metropolitan audience—in this case, London’s Asylum Life Office—by extolling its wholesomeness. Rae 148   Eighteenth-Century Life is ­lyrical—he quotes John Milton and William Falconer—on the oppor- tunities afforded...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Noblett This article examines one aspect of crime in the London book trade. It deals with the theft of paper, blank, printed, and manuscript, from seventeen members of the trade and discusses how the thieves attempted to sell the paper to other London tradesmen, primarily cheesemongers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
...,” forthcoming in Essays on David Hume’s Political Economy, ed. Carl Wennerlind and Margaret Schabas (New York: Routledge, 2006). 11. Bongie, David Hume, and Mark Spencer, David Hume and Eighteenth- Century America (Rochester: Rochester Univ., 2005). 12. In a letter to William Strahan, 26 October...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of the Second Book of Horace Imitated (published in 1733): “There are (I scarce can think it, but am told) / There are to whom my Satire seems too bold.” In this poem, his friend and interlocutor is the sympathetic but pragmatic William Fortescue, a senior judge and a private lawyer, one of Pope’s very...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 23–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Adrian C. Lashmore-Davies Duke University Press 2008 R The Correspondence of Henry St. John and Sir William Trumbull, 1698 – 1710 Edited by Adrian C. Lashmore...