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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... and interpret his writings. For a variety of reasons—having to do with the nature of his life and work, the lack of much personal record, the anonymity and attribution problems—we are simply not on solid ground, as we are with Dryden, Pope, Fielding, or Swift. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with the infamous Minerva Press, which issued staggering levels of new fiction written primarily by women. Meeke’s title-pages employed a complex system of authorship: some works carried her name (“Mrs. Meeke”); others were anonymous; a third strain employed the pseudonym “Gabrielli.” As an author of numerous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Andrew Lincoln This essay considers works published by two women writers as Britain was preparing for hostilities against revolutionary France in 1793: a Fast Day sermon, Sins of Government, Sins of the Nation , published anonymously by Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith’s novel The Old Manor House...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and heroism, this work typifies what has come to be known as “military Enlightenment.” This essay examines a selection of military texts and images that represent soldiers’ sensory and emotional experience of the wartime spaces of battlefield and bivouac: the anonymous Journal Kept in the British Army (1796...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of the Diction- ary of the English Language in 1755.3 Yet even in the years before he came to incarnate an age, Johnson sought to present an idealized vision of the workings of a celebrated authorial name in The Rambler ( 1 7 5 0  –  5 2 ) . 4 There he challenges anonymity as the pose of shyness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... fictions appeared anonymously well after their initial release.2 This essay examines the process of attribution, focusing on how the circulating library contributed to attributing the anonymously published Roxana and Moll Flanders to Defoe. The anonymous publication of Roxana and Moll Flanders...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 January 2024
... first published anonymously in The Gentleman's Magazine and the Scots Magazine in 1764; the headnote to this poem in print is exactly the same as that supplied by Williams, making it highly likely that one of these two magazines is his source. This establishes the miscellany's general pattern...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2024
... and for the use of the religious community, Sister Cecily Joseph's prayer books challenge familiar models of authorship that emphasize its individualistic or proprietary dimensions, projecting instead the sense of a self not lost but fulfilled by its self-effacement in anonymous, multivocal texts. The sketch...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for these choices, which may, in part, have precipitated the negative reviews she endured, including, most famously, John Wilson Croker’s devastating anonymous assessment. He wrote in the Quarterly Review that The Wanderer was the product of “an old coquette who endeavours, by the wild tawdriness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
... mingled with such underhand commendations as the one voiced by a 1760 anonymous pamphlet that assured the “young Maids” that now they “may safely take a Leap in the dark with their Sweethearts; and if they should chance to be with child, . . . they may go to the Foundling Hospital and get rid...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., although her boast of impartiality is tinged with the irony for which she was known. Lady Mary was an experienced essayist, having written anonymously for The Spectator and for her own short-lived periodical, the Nonsense of Common-Sense. She had circulated her poetry in manuscript since she...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 29–55.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Fabricks were most agreeable to light Women.”23 Another anonymous poem mocks the “Ladies, Madams, Trulls, and Misses” who “in their painted Garments glory, . . . like gay Peacocks proudly strut it, / When in our Streets along they foot it.”24 Cheapened by such promiscuous fabrics, calico women were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 26–53.
Published: 01 April 2024
... literary criticism representation reviews slavery In its evaluation of William Roscoe's The Wrongs of Africa. Part the First (1787), the English Review praised the Liverpool poet and attorney for condemning the British slave trade. “The writer of this poem,” the anonymous reviewer commented...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... On the one hand, he pays close attention to Cleland’s other writings, including private letters, translations, anonymously published reviews and political journalism, the bizarre etymological studies, and three other works of fiction: Memoirs of a Coxcomb (1751), a novella collection entitled The Sur...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2015
... • In 1702 an anonymous author in England published The Case Fairly Stated: In a Dialogue between Moderation and Constitution. As the title suggests, the dia- logue pits a pleader for religious dissent named “Moderation” against “Con- stitution,” a High Church defender of ecclesiastical authority. Early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... thoroughly and irrevocably disseminated his voice and identity among the “characters” of Isaac Bickerstaff, Martinus Scrib­ lerus, Irish dean, anonymous draper, Lemuel Gulliver, and numerous other prose and poetic narrators of no name at all. Pope, on the other hand, “increasingly used his poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
...-Century Ireland (1998) assembled a heterogeneous array of verse from all classes of Irish society, giving space to “the voices of the marginalized and the poor” (2)—overlooked and anonymous scribblers as well as denizens of Ireland’s eighteenth-century underworld. That collection has shaped much...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the separation (normally assumed to be significant) between the “folk” and the “cultured” in poetry and song. Folk song is usually considered to be the result of spontaneous composition by anonymous, unlettered peasant performers and to follow the rules of transmis- sion and reception characteristic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
...), and W. Webb (volumes 3–6, 1746– 49)—remain a mystery. G. Lion and his near relation J. Lyon are most likely fictitious. A search on the ESTC (English Short-Title Catalogue) for “G. Lion” and “Ludgate” turns up just a handful of results: an anonymous eight-page folio ballad called Britain’s Wrongs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., is in some ways quite accurate in that the relationship between chapbook and original novel is not mimetic, but rather transformative. Transforming an individually writ- ten, original novel into an anonymous “object of common property” consti- tutes exactly the sort appropriation of authorized, elite...