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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Laura L. Runge The College of William & Mary 2001 Beauty and Gallantry: A Model of Polite Conversation Revisited “None but the brave deserves the fair...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Tita Chico The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26102-23-chic.q4 5/24/02 1:04 PM Page 1 The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis Tita...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Vivasvan Soni Valihora Karen . Austen’s Oughts: Judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury ( Newark : Univ. of Delaware , 2010 ). Pp. 363 . $77.50 Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay The Beauty of  Judgment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Felicity Nussbaum Duke University Press 2008 R “Real, Beautiful Women”: Actresses and The Rival Queens Felicity Nussbaum University of California, Los Angeles “Theatrical revolutions are as...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... central principle of human nature. Questions about the mind/soul's “agitations” were crucial to a wide range of Enlightenment theories about mental imagery, rhetorical persuasion, and aesthetic beauty. Many writers, including John Dennis, linked the aesthetic import of spatial movement to Newtonian laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
...” mode that entails objective reporting, and a mode that involves an individual, sympathetic narrative — to raise questions about the emotion, beauty, and impact of war representations. I will also argue that Sterne is responding to changes in the way war was publicly imagined. Eighteenth- Century Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
... beauty, Bleecker fashions a private sublime by aligning her own suffering with that of war combatants. This essay then turns briefly to Charlotte Smith, who depicts distant war via her own intense and highly aestheticized emotions. As Smith demonstrates, then, the private sublime emerged in the poetry of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... aesthetics are not at odds, but, in fact, constitute one another” (191). Lubey aligns Hogarth’s The Analysis of Beauty (1753) with Cleland’s novel by observing that Hogarth’s discussion of beauty “consistently evokes the body” (192), and that the elements he associates with beauty “imply erotic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 3–13.
Published: 01 April 2008
... new edition of Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson writes that “the observation of faults and beauties is one of the duties of an annotator.” However, he goes on to add, “I have never observed that man- kind was much delighted or improved by . . . asterisks, commas, or double commas; of which the only...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... surpassing any thing he had ever seen” (17). Once going past the charming spell of the poetic words to the mundane catalogue of fruit trees, one will realize that “th’ allotted space of ground”5 is not much more than an orchard. Similarly, Pliny may be cred- ited with conceiving the beauty of natural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... blue (in the right panel, she is in pink with a blue sash). The Magdalen is Hogarth’s recovery of his ethos of the harlot in his first great progress of 1732, but she is also, by this time in his career, the beautiful young Venus of his Analysis of Beauty (1753). Mary Magdalen is pointing not...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 66–89.
Published: 01 September 2004
... immensity of space in The Moralists, Addison’s panegyric to “huge Heaps of Mountains, high Rocks and Precipices” in Spectator 42, Charles Leslie’s distinction between the sublime and the beautiful in his Essay on Design and Beauty (Edinburgh, 739), Thomson’s explicit linkage of the power of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 92–96.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., complex, and ingenious ways ordinary life is artistically rep- resented. Chardin drew this model of beauty from the present, as Radisich notes, departing from the formal rules of beauty, relying instead on exercising individual taste. Certainly for his contemporaries, Chardin’s paintings raised...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... appearance of a beautiful young girl captured by a procuress; and the contemporary criminal trials of the well-connected Colonel Francis Charteris for rape and of the highwaymen James Dalton and Francis Hackabout for theft, crimes for which, as the newspapers of the day pointedly reported, Charteris...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 96–102.
Published: 01 April 2007
... beautiful women who engage the viewers’ attention, and she aptly com- ments that the ladies’ prominence coincides with the contemporaneously rising stardom of women at the Paris Opéra Ballet. In general, both the amateur and the specialist will look in vain for a dis- cussion of the symbiotic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... a female image that is both alluring and threat- ening, of male narrative striving to overcome the fixating impact of beauty poised in space.”1 Similarly, W. J. T. Mitchell describes “female otherness” as “an overdetermined feature in a genre that tends to describe an object of visual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 234–239.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., they became a part of a residential culture of promenading aristocratic patrons. Rysbrack and Schee­ makers opened up a new market, supplying a distinctive type of monument that reflected the restrained attitude to death and to heralds that the blue- ­bloods required. There is a rather beautiful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... The thoroughgoing Grand Tourist returned from Venice with a memory of a beautiful but strange city where the streets were full of water, a plan for his new villa in his pocket, a Veronese in his valise, and a dose of the pox. Robert Burns summed it up well in a splendid passage of “The Twa...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... general good taste throughout the land”—and for “entertainment,” for “what could be more delightful than to hear the beautiful and sublime sentiments of a Milton, a Shakespear, a Dryden, a Pope, a Tillotson, a Young, an Addi- son, a Shenstone, or a Mason?” His editorial choices—a combination of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... in need of an exorcist. Homer and Ovid fused in Pope’s early poetic imaginary and blended into a new poetic hybrid, Greek and Roman, Latin and Greek, masculine and femi- nine. Pope must have watched in horror as his own beautiful boy’s body metamorphosed in a matter of months into that of a...