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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 120–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the bard its first cultural-nationalist turn in 1724 when he reframed the courtly Middle Scots poets as “these good old Bards” in his anthology The Ever Green. Four decades later, Evan Evans did the same for the Old Welsh poets, and James Macpherson introduced the Highland bard Ossian to the world...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., a bard playing the harp stands at attention. Above him, on a distant hill, looms a castle. The nine eighteenth-century depictions that I have found of this scene all employ this composition, with the exceptions of works by John Mortimer (who excludes the hill and the bard) and William Hamilton...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 April 2021
...- Saxon texts as evidence of the antiquity of English Christianity and the English nation. Although many of these texts were poems, and the status of the bard as the keeper of the culture of Great Britain was an important part of the argument for the continuity of British self- rule and pre- Roman...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 76–96.
Published: 01 September 2005
... on the con- clusions we want.6 The engraving for Fingal was designed by Samuel Wale, the same art- ist who designed the frontispiece in Percy’s Reliques.7 The Fingal engrav- ing shows a Homerically blind bard in fl owing classical robes (he also has what appears to be Homer’s haircut and beard). He...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 25–46.
Published: 01 April 2005
... influence on particular writers. Clearly, however, his emphasis on the spoken voice, on poetry as impassioned utterance, on the persuasive force of unrefi ned language, and on the fi gure of the bard, fi nd powerful echoes in the work of Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, all of whom were familiar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
...- rick (1717–79), who, building on a century’s worth of theatrical producers’ and audiences’ persistent but diffuse interest in Shakespeare’s plays, almost single-handedly created the iconic image of The Bard, which in turn has set the gold standard for literary fame.3 The Folger’s portrait...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 127–141.
Published: 01 September 2009
... but illuminating new intro- duction by Frank Salmon. In January, Yale published a collection of essays by several hands, James “Athenian” Stuart: The Rediscovery of Antiquity, edited by Susan Weber Soros. The latter volume accompanied a joint exhibit of 150 Stuart-­related pieces at Manhattan’s Bard...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear [ sic ] (1769) reinvigorates the Bard's genius for eighteenth-century readers: “Not lost his genius, which o'er Death survives, In matchless Montague [ sic ] again revives.” Thus utters Fame, when my unpolish'd lay, Attempts the homage of respect...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in the defense of the Bard against his French detractors, so that the Gothic incorporation of Shakespearean materials is “inextricably bound up in the work of cultural patriotism” (Townshend, 69). Hamlet carries particular importance in this context because, as Townshend claims, its plot furnishes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
... in ways other than spontaneous civic commitment. In Fin- gal Macpherson recounts how the ancient Caledonians achieved polish through the bardic system: In the mean time, men assumed sentiments that are rarely to be met with in an age of barbarism. The bards who were originally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2008
... viper thoughts” lines in “Dejection.”18 But the dismissal of gloom is equally present in “To William Wordsworth” and has a double edge. Not only does the speaker collect himself, but he also admonishes the “Sage Bard” not to sully the memory of better times: “Nor do thou, / Sage Bard! impair...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 January 2007
... surveys the various clubs that Burns attended, viewing them as arenas of reception. That Burns’s audiences had faces, several distinct communal values, and demands that they placed upon the ploughman bard is a fact that becomes clear in this survey. The oddest truth elucidated in this excavation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
...-sized statue of the Bard, the Rowe monument is curiously triangulated, three faces, not one, all three conspicuously different kinds of portrait likenesses: a large medallion of a woman at the top of the backplate looks left, while below on the floor of the plinth a seated female figure with open book...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... these blest Bards been call’d, to pay The vows of this auspicious day, Each had confess’d a fairer throne, 106   Eighteenth-Century Life A mightier sovereign than his own! Chaucer had bade his hero-monarch yield The martial fame of Cressy’s well-fought field To peaceful prowess...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., “Rapt,” l.2), or while remaining in the body.5 About the time Pope was writing the first drafts of The Rape of the Lock, he composed Messiah, a sacred eclogue in imitation of Virgil, which describes the bard, “Rapt into future Times,” as he begins to sing. The “rape of the lock” is literally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 6–11.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the fustian was therefore produced by the anonymous bards of old. Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2010  doi 10.1215/00982601-2010-002 Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 6...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 54–60.
Published: 01 January 2009
... a redemptive form of collective mourning by disrupting the conventions of earlier Highland visionary poetry. Wickman shows that, despite their differences, the English man of letters and the High- land bard share nostalgia for an irrevocable past. Although Wickman emphasizes throughout his study...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... recently addressed, by a sentimental philosophical inter- est in the epistemological challenge posed by a man with no visual mem- ory.9 Blacklock tried to resist being cast as a “prodigy,” an inspired bard with supposed supersensory abilities, or being reduced to a mere object of scientific wonder...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of twin to Macpherson, who forges, not the poems of an ancient Gaelic bard, but an entire genre, the bardic “historical romance,” a genre committed to the fantasy of a united Scotland emerging out of fortunate, if bloody, difference. Hogg, to the contrary, is a trickster figure on the margins...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Poem, yet it is something of the Epick Kind. 25 Finding the Battle of Blenheim too bright, too strong for British poets and the Battle of Ramillies too sublime and bright for his own muse, Richard Black- more urges in the 1706 Advice to the Poets that Master Bards combine and with Confederate...