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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Aparna Gollapudi In the last quarter of the eighteenth century, John Bell commissioned hundreds of actor portraits in dramatic roles, which were published as book illustrations in the series Bell’s Shakespeare and Bell’s British Theatre. These portraits contributed significantly to the emergent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... This essay examines three of Cowley’s strategic domestic comedies: The Runaway (1776); The Belle’s Stratagem (1780); and The Town Before You (1795). Through these plays, we see the playwright participating in a late eighteenth-century revival and transformation of the georgic mode as she places women...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2010) 34 (3): 12–16.
Published: 01 September 2010
...     1 3 canon and were central to the formation of modern literature. Series like Bell’s Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill, 109 vols. (1776 – 1782) and The Works of the British Poets, 14 vols. (1792 – 1795, 1807) were part of a trend in publishing that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... Sir Charles Bell wrote famously, “In the lower crea- tures, there is no expression . . . while in man there seems to be a special apparatus, for the purpose of enabling him to communicate with his fel- low-creatures, by that natural language, which is read in the changes of his countenance.”1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2009) 33 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
... addresses Wat- teau’s paintings of military subjects, noting that they celebrate the French sol- 114 Eighteenth-Century Life dier as a master of the belle retraite, the elegant withdrawal. As in Britain, the early eighteenth century in France was marked by a weariness with war and a sense of the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2019) 43 (3): 143–147.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Bell traveled to India to teach at the Male Asylum in Madras, an orphanage for the abandoned offspring of British colonists. He threw himself into the work of developing an educational system that placed instruction in writing at the center of his program. Bell s engine, as it came to be known, made...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2007) 31 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 April 2007
...., 2006). Pp. 250. $48.50. ISBN 0-8387-5652-2 McConville, Brendan. The King’s Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688 – 1776 (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina). Pp. 322. 16 ills. $39.95. ISBN 0-8078-3065-8 McKenzie, D. F., and Maureen Bell, eds. A Chronology and Calendar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... notes, “attempted to construct their rhetorical theories upon an empirical model designed to provide a systematic account of diverse or ‘mixed’ literary forms” (p. 186).7 In their lectures on rhetoric and belles let- tres,Adam Smith and Hugh Blair developed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2005) 29 (2): 25–46.
Published: 01 April 2005
... leaving Edinburgh after his eventful fi rst winter in the Scottish capital, Robert Burns wrote to the Reverend Hugh Blair, retired Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres at Edinburgh Uni- versity, thanking him for “that kindness, that patronage, that friendship” that the older man had shown him.1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2013) 37 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2013
... on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (1762– ­63), that would interest anyone concerned with rhetoric in the period, even if the chapter’s intricacies and byways are not always directly related to Burke. The core claim, however, is that this ethical turn, originating in readings of clas- sical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Belle’s Stratagem (1780) a young man cries, “Lord! What a fi ne thing it is to have the gift of speech! I suppose Sir George practices at Coachmaker’s Hall or the Black Horse in Bond Street.” In Anna Plumptre’s novel Some- thing New (1801) Lionel Stanhope describes his debut at Coach-maker’s Hall...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... non-­illustrated pocket diaries competing with the Statio- ners’ Company’s almanacs were published in the period.8 In terms of format, the earliest illustrated pocket diaries-­cum-almanac­ demonstrate their makers’ adoption of marketing strategies that had been pioneered by John Bell (1745...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
... the morning, twenty- seven-year-old Marie Rose Vincent, wife of district police commissioner Claude Lerat, told the bell ringer, who did not (or at least said he did not) recognize her, that she would like to ascend the tower of Saint-Paul, her parish church.4 He escorted her up to see the view...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... was her sec- retary, Sir Richard Bellings. The Popish Plot episode (1678–81) prompted him to spend several years in France, before returning in 1683; he may also have spent a brief period with the queen dowager in Portugal in 1692. Oth- erwise, he resided in London from the early years of the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., . . . ​it shews them the more vividly, by represent- ing [things] in Motion” (2:542–43). Throughout the Cyclopædia, Chambers suggests that the same principles should pertain to both natural philosophy and belles lettres: if a clearer understanding of Newton’s laws had advanced British philosophy, why...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2000) 24 (3): 112–126.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Burnim, Kalman A., and Philip H. Highfill, Jr. John Bell, Patron of British Theatrical Portraiture: A Catalog of the Theatrical Portraits in His Editions of “Bell’s Shakespeare” and “Bell’s British Theatre” (Carbondale & Edwardsville: Southern Illinois...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
... closing decades of the seventeenth century, French writers begin to draw up lists of their precursors and then to edit anthologies of their representative works” in a spirit of national pro- motion.11 The most popular of these miscellanies was the Recueil des plus belles pièces des poëtes françois...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2009) 33 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 September 2009
... separate itself from religion, but to emphasize a readerly attention to intentional design.3 From “Peter Bell” (1819) and “The Ruined Cottage” (1798) to The Prelude (1805), Wordsworth’s poems “narrate literary reading as a reading of design” (161), and enforce a rigorous pedagogy of “proper seeing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2015) 39 (3): 92–96.
Published: 01 September 2015
... particulierement de la painture. Discours prononcé à la séance publique de l’Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettreset Arts de Rouen (Paris: Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1757; rep. Geneva: Minkoff, 1972), 72–73. 3.  See Charles-Antoine Coypel, “Parallele et l’Eloquence et de la Peinture,” in Œuvres (Paris : J. B. C...