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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
...John McTague Duke University Press 2010 R “There Is No Such Man as Isaack Bickerstaff ”: Partridge, Pittis, and Jonathan Swift John McTague St. Catherine’s College, Oxford John Partridge was the most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... strategic effort and easy but improving conversation itself presents a significant parallel with The Tatler, whose politely ingra- tiating style, projected through the persona of the beguilingly eccentric Isaac Bickerstaff, was the effect of a grueling commitment to articulating, to thrice-weekly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Bickerstaff, announces that he has settled an annual pension on a family of Palatine war refugees (whose presence in London was decried in Tory publications).30 When then public is absorbed with the Sacheverell case, 66 Eighteenth-Century Life he cites the case of two war orphans whose education...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2009
... are calm and you will blush that they entered your mind. (The Incas, III.iv) Moreover, the “civilized” Peruvians speak no whit differently from European colonials. Conversely, the “savage” Yarico and Yahomona in Incle and Yarico speak a dialect of the type that playwright Isaac Bickerstaffe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., or “eidolon,” Performing Authorship isolates a specific stage in the history of the periodical. Famously initiated by Addison’s and Steele’s Isaac Bickerstaff and Mr. Spectator, the eidolon was a distinctive type of authorial character peculiar to the periodical essay, one that lives on, as Powell notes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... “into this World of Wonders, which Nature has laid out of Sight, and seems industrious to conceal from us.” In this essay, Bickerstaff finds himself at the cusp between tradition and modernity, dreaming that he is conversing with the ancient physician Galen about the new revelations made possible...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 83–87.
Published: 01 April 2024
... their relationship (207–15). The chapter also examines Swift's handling of his increasing multiplicity of authorial selves—“Swift,” “The Author,” “O thou! whatever Title please thine ear, | Dean, Drapier, Bickerstaff, or Gulliver!,” in the lines of Pope's Dunciad (1:17–18)—and his growing worry over his uncertain...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 30–62.
Published: 01 September 2023
... for the gendering of modesty at its basis is a 1709 issue of The Tatler , in which Isaac Bickerstaff (Joseph Addison, on that occasion) reports a conversation on the topic with a group of ladies. In the very first lines, Bickerstaff argues that modesty in a woman is always to be advised, since it helps her being...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 60–67.
Published: 01 April 2008
... – 28). In 1933, as part of a conscious pro- gram of self-education, he reread Swift intensively, with special attention to the poetry and the minor writings, such as “Polite Conversation” and the Bickerstaff letters, but also to those texts that he had studied earlier, in particular, to A Tale...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... by a civil space of mutually defining criti- cal conversation captures my sense of the periodical s dialogic nature, but I diverge from Black in my emphasis on Sir Roger s country ethos.9 Black, who views Sir Roger as a descendant of Isaac Bickerstaff from The Tatler, claims that the character evolution...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the celebrated Bickerstaff hoax. 72  Eighteenth-Century Life This minor squib consists of a spoof prophesy in black-­letter type, suppos- edly of ancient British origin, followed by a spoof antiquarian commentary, full of broad political innuendoes. Of primary interest will be substantive variants...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... it in that Country” (80–81).18 Avison echoed earlier English ideas about music and climate that do not accord with Montesquieu’s theories. Richard Steele, writing under the satiric name of Isaac Bickerstaff, explicitly differentiated between the sup- posed Italian genius for music and the climate...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... thoroughly and irrevocably disseminated his voice and identity among the “characters” of Isaac Bickerstaff, Martinus Scrib­ lerus, Irish dean, anonymous draper, Lemuel Gulliver, and numerous other prose and poetic narrators of no name at all. Pope, on the other hand, “increasingly used his poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... (1728).20 The point is, I think, that Cowley did absorb Lennox’s The Sister and Bickerstaff’s Love in a Village (1762), allowing them to surface in her ownÐ and drew perhaps more consciously in her first play on Goldsmith’s enormously popular She Stoops to Conquer with its exaggerated country...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 43–61.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., culturally inscripted in, and carefully guarded by, the aristocracy.11 Addi- tionally, as Mr. Bickerstaffe recounts in The Tatler No. 39 (July 9, 1709), pistols had an equalizing effect when “an active, adroit, strong man, had insulted an awkward, or a feeble...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 83–105.
Published: 01 April 2010
...-Century Life know where we are with the Bickerstaff papers, theDrapier’s Letters, and most of the other miscellaneous prose. A Tale, Gulliver’s Travels, and a small num- ber of other works have proved resistant to assured explication and are likely to continue doing so, but we should not allow...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Bickerstaff’s comic opera The Padlock (1768) — ​who, called “a perverse animal” by his master, at one point complains “what a terrible life am I led! / A dog has a better that’s shelter’d and fed!” (I.vi) — ​casts a shadow on the scene of domestic harmony that Cowper describes, inadvertently...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 29–55.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., a small group of pamphlets attempted to represent the female point of view, including The Spinster, signed “Rebecca Woolpack” (attributed to Richard Steele) and responses to it from Defoe and “Jenny Distaff ” (the younger half sister of The Tatler’s Isaac Bickerstaff ). These pamphlets suggest how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Daniel DeFoe (Edinburgh, 1708), 7. 5. Swift, A Letter from a Member of the House of Commons of Ireland, &c. [1709], in Bickerstaff Papers and Pamphlets on the Church, vol. 2 of The Prose Writings of  Jonathan Swift, ed. Herbert Davis (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1940), 113. 6. Pope...