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Eighteenth-Century Life (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 (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... 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, provincials...
Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 9. Detail from the frontispiece of Phillis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects (London: A Bell, 1773). More
Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 8. Dedication page, with signature. Phillis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (London: A. Bell, 1773), Houghton, AC7.W5602.773p(A). More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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 (2019) 43 (3): 143–147.
Published: 01 September 2019
... endanger the social order. Yet for an increasing number of teachers and reform- ers toward the end of the century, instruction in writing among the lower orders, if only of a limited kind, was humane and even socially beneficial. In the 1780s, for example, the Reverend Andrew Bell traveled to India...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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 (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... 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 philosophically grounded descriptions of the “new species...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
... proof of woman’s rhetorical ability, for actresses recited the work of others and, moreover, in their immodesty, were considered almost as a third sex. The vogue ran throughout the century. In Hannah Cowley’s play The Belle’s Stratagem (1780) a young man cries, “Lord! What a fi ne thing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... 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  –  1831), who...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Stothard s images accessible to future scholars, and to comprehend the vignettes as a means of promoting popular knowledge of The Faerie Queene an aim that none of the editors and publishers of the illustrated editions of Spenser s work ahead of John Bell s 1778 eight- volume pocket edition of Spenser s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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 (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
...- 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 Restoration until...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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 treatises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
...- 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 and down to see...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., 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 should the same not be true for poetry and criti- cism? After all, if nature’s laws were truly “universal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 93–99.
Published: 01 April 2024
...; / The proper study of Mankind is Man.” 1 This notion of Enlightenment poetry has been in circulation long enough that the college-aged narrator of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar could remark that she “hated the very idea of the eighteenth century, with all those smug men writing tight little couplets...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., London’s City Marshal articulated his constituents’ feelings of victimiza- tion by writing that ordinary citizens could no longer visit taverns and coffeehouses without dreading that “they may be blinded, knocked down, cut or stabbed (quoted in Bell, p. 14). Moreover, in the 1790s, Patrick Colquhoun...