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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
... suddenly, accidentally, and violently in these decades. One benefit of his comprehensive consideration of this serial source is that it allows him to perform quantitative analyses looking at how, where, London, by Accident 1 1 7 and when people died. The raw data alone will be of great interest to scholars...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
... reading: those poems, the authorship of which was (or appeared to be) disputed. This article considers how, through accident or design, misattributions entered into and persisted in the printed record. Each case of disputed authorship provides insight into the reception history of the poem under...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... One of the earliest influential books of sea terms in English is John Smith's Sea Grammar , a work that evolved through multiple editions in an effort to put into language the challenging physical realities involved in life at sea. 13 Smith published the work as An Accidence or The Path-way...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is messy, unpredictable, unshapely, “a disor- ganized jumble of accidents, haphazardly thrown together and fundamentally unintelligible” (51). Even the “single-­character plotline” is mere “fantasy” (128). Molesworth’s argument recalls Northrop Frye’s famous distinction, made half a century ago...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... heroine her particular form of perfection. Chariclea is defined by her constancy, endurance, and statuesque calm in the face of continual batterings by enamored bandits, jealous queens, warring armies, and other accidents of fortune. The luminous beauty that attracts all this attention is also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... family meet with several potentially calamitous accidents over the course of the novel, only one—the “troublesome, hopeless” Dick Musgrove—is actually killed (54). It is the “accidents which occur in the ordinary course of nature” which Cuvier’s reviewer posits as one explanation for species...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... by The College of William & Mary 72 ECL27105-Darby.q4.jw 4/14/03 10:56 AM Page 73 73 the accident would not automatically imply such a surgical result.2 In his study of themes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 January 2018
... his intel- lectual soul-searching. Minor’s final two chapters are more historiographical, examining the con- verging factors that led Piranesi’s words to be disengaged from his images, and exploring more recent efforts to reintegrate them. Over the centuriesÐ by accident and by designÐ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
... cruelty to animals simply echoes his parents’ mistreatment of their fellow human beings, as in the case of Dan Drug- ger’s assumption that foreign servants may be beaten with impunity. When Deborah Drugger has an accident while riding in her “phiz-a-phiz,” she is Live...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 99–104.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Univ., 2012). Pp. vii + 159. $65 • If we know how to read for it, we will discover the history of the eighteenth century at work everywhere in our own present. For example, it is no accident that, today, the study of happiness takes place largely in departments...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
... the clothes more attentively, he fi nally recognized his wife and promptly fainted. Commissioner Louis Joron arrived around eleven, found his col- league incapacitated by “the greatest grief,” and completed the necessary formalities. He composed the obligatory procès-verbal about “the accident...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the Tower of Babel (123–27). The art of accident, and its associ- ated rhetoric of ruin, is also prevalent in the tradition of the picturesque, where the imprint of the designer on the landscape—the “marks of the scissors must be carefully erased. As these remarks indicate, Brodey mobilizes a vari- ety...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., and her social standing. She is a transitional figure between manuscript and print, disseminating work in manuscript for much of her life and occasionally dipping into print by accident or design. In her teens, she shared her work with a coterie of other educated girls her age, collecting her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 87–105.
Published: 01 April 2023
... his age and who had no greater level of competence in matters of seamanship. It is possible that, as a native of Edinburgh, Falconer found his way to a career as a sailor by accident of geography. His biographers have long thought that Falconer began working as a sailor in 1746 and that his first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2007
... familiar vehicle for anger is satire, and it is no accident that—like dozens of caricature artists from Rowlandson and Gillray through the Cruik- shanks—Blake, Byron, and Shelley turned to satire repeatedly, nor is it any surprise that Wordsworth was characteristically ambivalent about anger for 88...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
... in chapter 2 of Symbolic Design, for exam- ple, requires that Pope should have had in mind a very detailed recollection of Rubens’s decoration of Inigo Jones’s Banqueting House ceiling while compos- ing certain passages of the poem. “It can simply not be an accident that . . .” (62). So Pope must have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 3–18.
Published: 01 April 2001
... erratic and accident-prone chapters in the English chronicle. More curi- ous, though, is Lowell’s perception that Dryden’s typicality not only var- ies depending on which of his works one happens to be reading but ulti- mately is best expressed in the subjunctive. Lowell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 98–115.
Published: 01 April 2006
... to be as plentiful as they are imperfect, do not conceal an enigma of heroism or depravity. They chron- icle a moment of untidy resistance that, for once, Cook was unable to quell. They are not really interpretable with regard to Cook’s character, gesturing only at a cluster of accidents that do not consort...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
... an edict forbidding the manufacture and sale of gunpowder on pain of confi scation and a fi ne. Accidents like the 1706 fi re in the rue Saint Antoine that burned down the house of a fi reworks maker led to a law requiring that fi reworks be made only outside the city limits, preferably in isolated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... was it an accident, structurally speaking ; it might be described as . . . a ritual sequel: the his- torical metaphor of a mythical reality. 12 For his part, Obeyesekere, him- self a Sri Lankan, excoriated Sahlins as a meddling racist who portrayed the Hawaiians as naive indigenes who were backwards enough...