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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Jack M. Armistead In the poems composed before his first serious plays, Dryden rhetorically exploits the malleability of occult beliefs during this period. He uses the mixed attitudes toward astrology, alchemy, and, to a lesser extent, demonology and other folks beliefs, to broaden meaning...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Enlightenment Vienna porcelain monasticism Stift Zwettl alchemy Although the concept of the Catholic Enlightenment remains dubious for some, a growing body of recent scholarship has revealed how the reforming impulse of the Catholic Church in the eighteenth century was real, if inconsistent. 1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 140–146.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... of Pennsylvania, 2003). Pp. 224. $47.50. ISBN 0-8122-3731-5. $18.95 paper. ISBN 0-8122-1848-5 Newman, William R., and Lawrence M. Principe. Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2002). Pp. 359. $40. ISBN 0-226-57711-2 O’Connell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 April 2008
... recently the strange “literary-political alchemy or chemistry which ensures that the right critic notices the right book, or that the right intellectuals and hard cases come into contact with one another” (63 – 64). Having established that Raymond Williams’s reading of Orwell is crip- pled...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
... politics, abolitionism, etc.), as well as for the channeling and reinvention of older traditions (such as alchemy, antiquarian poetry, warfare, slavery, Aristotelian virtue schema, print connoisseurship, concepts of the sublime, classically inflected projections of imperial ruin, etc.). This meant...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
... deal of  literature since the third century BC, mostly depicting him as “Pythagoras’s teacher, originator of the Chaldean Oracles, and the maestro of magic, astrology, and alchemy.”11 This image stuck with Zoroaster, carried through these Greek sources into the Italian Renais- sance, where he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of hands.”28 Through the alchemy of industry, it seems, people can become hands. Calling laborers “hands” is, of course, a common figure of speech, but I would argue that on another level these rhetorical reductions of laboring-class bodies to their useful parts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... No Conjuror: Robert Merry and the Political Alchemy of the 1790s,” forthcoming. 26. Charles Pigott, A Political Dictionary: Explaining the True Meaning of Words (London: D. I. Eaton, 1795), 84. 27. Mustapha’s Adoration of the Sublime Sultan Pittander Ominipotent: Part I (London: G. Ribeau...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... insists. It may recognize Kitty Fisher, as it uses her thumb and forefinger and a perfectly placed pearl to reproduce a sign of female genitalia that would confirm the power of an elite group of men for whom the painting was painted.17 It may also be about pearls and the alchemy of female...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... and natural objects. Such methods transform old knowledge to new, a sort of philosophical alchemy that replaces creation with accumulation. The invasion of literary culture by new scientific methods and terms also appears in King’s satire on Sloane’s apparent deafness to language’s beauty. Quoting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., becomes “David Sedaris,” a fiction, when he writes about himself. Alexander Pope, a real person who once was alive, becomes a fiction in his poetry, as does every other writer who gives some version of him in writing. What is the alchemy that turns writing into fiction? I think it has something...