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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., sometimes grisly, ways that Londoners died 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...
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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 (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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 (2018) 42 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 January 2018
... accident and by designÐ Piranesi’s verbal accompaniments came to be severed from his images, the former fading into obscurity even as the latter came to be increasingly celebrated for their magnetic visual appeal and technical prowess. Minor’s book goes far to rectify this imbalance, in the process...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the ideal 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... equivalence is indicated by their identical Christian names. While members of the Musgrove 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... © 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...
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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 (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
... about “the accident” and deposed the bell ringer, a municipal guardsman, and two knowledge- able members of the household, the clerk Marc Antoine Dumont and the cook Marie Cathérine Cupeline. Dumont, who stated that Madame Lerat had left the house that morning to attend mass, noted that she had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 September 2014
... reminiscent 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 85–91.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Magna Carta. One 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
...- vincing than others. The argument 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 3–18.
Published: 01 April 2001
... events during one of the most 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., her gender, 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... 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 to...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
... of gunpowder in general and fi reworks in particular. Louis XIV once issued 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 98–115.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., gesturing only at a cluster of accidents that do not consort with a coherent narrative of an individual. They are the fl ickers of a larger history of naval operations in the Pacifi c. Nicholas Thomas agrees with the accidental elements in Cook’s career. He points out that Cook could equally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 110–121.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., and the Hebrew prophets.” 4 Taylor is a militant anti-­idealist; the history he sketches turns on unintended consequences and intellectual accidents. And as with Nietzschean genealogy, to trace one contingent mutation involves numerous antecedent others. So, while Taylor’s historiography...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
... seeing Captain Wentworth again. After the accident at Lyme, when Anne’s cool judgment in a moment of crisis shows her to be the most proper person to help Mrs. Harville nurse Louisa, Mary interferes again, this time insist- ing on her right to be at the center of the action, by virtue of family...