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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Ruth Perry Duke University Press 2008 R “The Finest Ballads”: Women’s Oral Traditions in Eighteenth-Century Scotland Ruth Perry Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Dianne Dugaw This essay considers our response to printed ephemera, analyzing British examples of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, specifically elegies, broadside ballads, and the life story and advertised theatrical performing of the eighteenth-century female soldier Hannah Snell, using...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
... between. True, in his ballad operas from that period, he borrowed a number of the composer's melodies, but in multiple instances, he attached comic lyrics that mocked their seriousness. This paper contends that Fielding's apparent change in attitude in the 1740s was rooted in Handel's own change as he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... such as the sedentary nature of their work. More recently, critical discussion has disclosed how this proclivity for political activity was reinforced by an aggressive masculine identity, productive of misogyny as well as sociability. Drawing on popular cultural sources, from ballads to chapbooks, this essay revises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 138–143.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Dianne Dugaw Steve Newman. Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon: The Call of the Popular from the Restoration to the New Criticism (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2007). Pp. 294. 3 ills. $65. ISBN 978-0-8122-4009-2 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 95–104.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., communication technol- ogies, and, surprisingly, ballads. In the case of communication technologies, Knut Ove Eliason and Yngve Sandhei Jacobsen, on the one hand, and Lisa Gitelman, on the other, are among those who address questions of media that largely postdate the historically specific period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 217–235.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of Wordsworth's citations from his commonplace book in his poems, see Moorman, “Wordsworth's Commonplace Books.” 22. As Moorman, in “Wordsworth's Commonplace Books,” notes, these particular ballads were absent from Percy's Reliques , which the Wordsworths bought in 1798 (402). 21. Earle Havens...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 76–96.
Published: 01 September 2005
... to gothic medieval ones. But all the remaining elements, however classical in this context, would be quite at home in any context assumed to be gothic, for example, in a collection of old ballads. Even the ruined classical architecture could easily be construed as suggest- ing a gothic attack...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 252–270.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., ‘let who will make the laws of a nation, if I have the writing of its ballads and then proceeding to apply this argu- ment to her own patently didactic plays.16 And twelve years later, Anne ECL25218-270-Duff.p65 253 10/19/01, 4:01 PM...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
... acknowledges. Then we turn to the Child ballads and the interesting question of why so relatively few have been recorded in Ireland. Examples found there seem to be imports from England, quite possibly in printed versions. Henigan explains this by appealing to the tendency in the Irish song...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... manners and new images” from ancient texts (Robinson and Dennis, 47). Regan also explores the changing dynamics between imaginative poetry and paratext: he observes that Percy's paratextual interventions perform several functions, emphasizing and justifying the formal irregularities of ballads...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... in the majority of the surviving 1707 texts. The first offending poem is entitled “A New Ballad to the Tune, Which no body can deny.” This political poem occupies sigs.I1v-I2r in the uncanceled 1716 copy of volume four. In the canceled 1707 copies, the two first leaves of the gathering are cut out...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 128–134.
Published: 01 January 2012
... all, were the new genres to come out of the 1790  –  ­1815 era? The conversation poem, the national tale, the melodrama. Compare these to the genres launched during the first quarter century of the romantic era, from 1740 to 1765: the allegorical and descriptive ode, the pasto- ral ballad...
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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 (2020) 44 (1): 104–112.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., focuses largely on the songs and ballads of Scotland. As one might expect from two volumes seeking maximum compre- hensiveness, OH and WC overlap considerably. The section entitled Poetic Form in OH, especially its chapters Couplets (Hunter) and Blank Verse (Conrad Brunström), recall other guides...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... understanding of the narratives by situating them within the context from which they derive: the ballad tradition. Dugaw argues that the female warrior is a common trope of pop- ular ballads, and within this tradition, the cross-dressed women are not so much progressive or exceptional depictions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., of course, but decidedly more expensive to produce than broadside ballads featuring woodcuts and chapbooks using recycled images. Furthermore, they encouraged complex intermedial read- ing in which the word printed or added through manuscript was enriched by the meanings of the illustration. Even Murphy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 48–73.
Published: 01 April 2006
... nineteenth- and twentieth-century folklorists’ fi eldwork, and, perhaps somewhat more indirectly, from the evidence of chapbooks and broadside ballads. High rates of literacy, and habits of reading aloud to those who could not read, made this “other print tradition” an important part of the narrative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Hospital, established in 1739, and from the Refuge for the Destitute, founded in 1806 in order to provide support, and reformation, for destitute men and women. The voices of the poor can also be heard in the small number of ballads and broadsides included. Elite voices, which influenced almost all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- found them with a voice of truth, like the last trumpet (Roxburghe Ballads, 5:631). An exceptional simplicity or directness of speech was James’ de- fense in his long struggle against malicious slander. The Hydra of “The King’s Arms” also represents the national disunity...