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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Kathryn J. Ready The College of William & Mary 2004 “What then, poor Beastie Gender, Politics, and Animal Experimentation in Anna Barbauld’s “The Mouse’s Petition” Kathryn J. Ready...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Lynn Festa Drawing on Parliamentary debates, print polemics, and satirical prints, this essay traces the rhetorical erosion of seemingly categorical distinctions between human and animal, animate and inanimate, person and thing, in the controversy that arose around the 1796 imposition of a tax...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Lina Jiang This article focuses on Ann Murry's serial essay “The Moral Zoologist, or Natural History of Animals,” which appeared in the Lady's Magazine in sixty‐seven letters between 1800 and 1805. I argue that Murry's “The Moral Zoologist” contested the bounds of women's scientific knowledge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Taylor Corse This essay examines the impassioned lecture on animal rights that John Dryden adapted from Ovid and included in Fables Ancient and Modern (1700). This lecture, which Dryden called “Of the Pythagorean Philosophy,” reflects many aspects of the contemporary debate about ethical eating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of humans’ and animals’ responsibility and responsiveness to each other. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 R “Doubt Not an Affectionate Host”: Cowper’s Hares and the Hospitality of Eighteenth-­Century Pet Keeping...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... through an interplay of voices. Mr. Spectator’s evolving first-person perspective, animated by the loose, ad hoc structures of the justice’s work, where determining the beginning and ending of a legal action is often difficult, clarifies Sir Roger’s exemplary functions in the text. This essay argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 45–63.
Published: 01 April 2009
... as claiming that William Smellie and Enlightenment Anti-Anthropocentrism     47 the aim of human industry was to diminish noxious animals and augment useful vegetables.5 Yet this misrepresents Smellie’s philosophy, which in its grappling with the ethical dimensions of anthropocentrism, in fact...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 10–30.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Page 15 The Exotic Frontier of the Imperial Imagination 15 animal world to guard against undue arrogance, for it affords to the human mind such a “vaste spectacle dont l’ensemble est si grand, qu’il paroît & qu’il est en effet inépuisable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Julie Park Mark Blackwell, ed. The Secret Life of Things: Animals, Objects, and It-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2007). Pp. 365. $62.50 Cynthia Wall. The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century (Chicago: Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
...; changing standards of beauty and manners; anxiety about the mixing of social ranks; shifting patterns of consumption; and concerns about the relationship between animals, persons, and things. All these phenomena derive in one way or another from expanding British com- merce and from the incipient...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the relationship between animal life, the Anglo-Irish aristocracy, and the land is a difficult enterprise that occasions shifts of perspective that modify “English” compositional forms, often prompting imaginative swerves to avoid the troubling representation of the native Irish. Irish “Country House...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... does each leaf have? How many acorns in a clus- ter? The particularity of the mental image is harder to fix than its general properties. Now, let’s animate the scene. A team of loggers, each wield- ing a long-handled axe, strides toward the base of the oak. Each wood- cutter takes aim...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2012
... closed when Coetlogon was imprisoned as part of a general crackdown on govern- ment critics. His Universal History appeared in 1745, followed by A Tour through the animal world and Seasonable Essays the next year, and Various ironic discourses of the subject of physick three years later...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of plant sexuality, and asserted that the latter poem “can only be unfit for the perusal of such females as . . . are totally ignorant that, in the present state of the world, two sexes are necessary to the production of animals” (6:84).9 These justifications accord with Seward’s support of female...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 103–107.
Published: 01 January 2000
... in an affirma- tive mode about the draining of the Pontine marshes as in an elegiac mode about fields rendered fruitless for empty urban spectacles. By the same token, the “unpeopled” woods suggest the barbaric conspicuity of Roman consumption as it slaughters whole hecatombs of animals, but even...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of nature, whether topographical, animal, or vegetative. Australia was exotic in all these ways. It had no significant navigable inland waterway; it was home to peoples with no religious, political, or economic system that Europeans could understand; and it had 90 percent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 104–109.
Published: 01 April 2013
... alone met and confuted.3 Webster has now accepted the condoms and most of my other details, but only as harmless “jokes.” She stops with the double entendre or jest and resists my notion, which Postle and his contributors now accept, that there might be an underlying theme that animates the array...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 107–134.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... The America he conjures up is a strange and hostile new world in which the “principle of life” is “less active and vigorous,” checking and stunting the growth of the larger and “more noble animals,” because it “wastes its force” in creating pernicious multi- tudes of “inferior” creatures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 28–33.
Published: 01 January 2009
... deliberate turning away” or veering away from the human’s early dependence on others; Hobbes rather calls a widespread, mistaken notion (following from Aristotle’s idea of man as a political animal by nature) into question through the use of a counterfactual supposition. There is a fault at the heart...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
... the producers to charge relatively small admission fees. Pyrotechnics also became part of less-refi ned forms of entertainment, such as animal fi ghts, which appeared in the late 1750s and quickly became a standard entertainment on Sundays, when most other events were closed (with the exception...