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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 25–46.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Liam McIlvanney Duke University Press 2005 Hugh Blair, Robert Burns, and the Invention of Scottish Literature Liam McIlvanney University of Aberdeen On 4 May 1787, the day before...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...David E. Shuttleton The Scottish poet Dr. Thomas Blacklock (1720-90) is often cited as the first professional man of letters to recognize the poetic achievements of Robert Burns. As Burns later recalled to John Moore, it was a letter from Blacklock in late 1786 praising the “Kilmarnock Poems...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Press, 2004). Pp. 378. $119.95. ISBN 0-7734-6463-8 Corey Andrews’s study of Scottish clubs as venues for projecting the ideals of community set out in the poetry of Allan Ramsay, James Fergusson, and Rob- ert Burns merits attention for its archival...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 138–143.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., Bertrand Bronson, and D. K. Wilgus, or more recent work, such as Mary Ellen Brown’s Burns and Tradition (1984). Closer 140 Eighteenth-Century Life engagement with this massive scholarship on ballads as traditional would have supplied nuance and definition to Newman’s somewhat unexamined notion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
... kings lying in state wearing their royal clothes and jewels and waited on by their living servants, as well as to crude figures created of wood, plaster, straw, and sacking to be carried through the streets before being ritually hanged or burned. The latter still can be found today in England with Guy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 110–116.
Published: 01 January 2018
... is information and vice versa” (41). Similarly, Steven Newman’s account of the migrations of Robert Burns’s songs leads him to suggest that Burns has the best claim to being considered a “global poet” (57). Newman seeks to “localize” Burns to understand why his widely read poetry differs from the “marginal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... you I regularly burn every Quire as soon as it is finish’d, and mean nothing more than to divert my solitary hours” (Grundy, Life and Writings, 18–19).2 No trace of this memoir has been found to date, and it seems likely that Lady Mary did indeed burn it. The idea of composing a memoir only...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 2010
... traditional music as circulating in variant forms, an idea taken up by Robert Burns, who studied his work carefully. Burns built on MacDonald’s foundations, extending the insight that traditional melodies occurred in the form of multiple variants on a central musical core from the Highlands to all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... yor Ex.cy iudge whether these ungrounded & presumptuous Presages do not presage a design of creating ill blood & heart burning among ye Kings subjects; & whether it ought to go forward, The title of it is to be, Merlinus Liberatus &c.12 86 Eighteenth-Century Life Not only...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 82–108.
Published: 01 January 2005
... the Fire. The image dominates sermons, poems, civic treatises, and offi - cial proclamations from the period, which frame their descriptions of the burned city in the language of the prophetic books of the Old Testament: Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah.4 Nathaniel Hardy described the “houses of God...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of the Leal,” “Caller Herrin,” “Will Ye No’ Come Back Again,” and a number of others that have entered the tradition as completely as the songs of Robert Burns. Oliphant was preparing a vol- ume of her songs when she died, and it was published posthumously by her sister as the Lays of Strathearn (1846...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 January 2002
...., 2001). Pp. 273. $39.95. ISBN 0-8014-3756-3 Brumwell, Stephen. Redcoats: The British Soldier and War in the Americas, 1755–1763 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2002). Pp. 349. 7 ills. $34.95. ISBN 0-521-80783-2 Burns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 63–67.
Published: 01 April 2021
... with a pair of eighteenth- century urban stroll- ers, Mr. Spectator and Mr. Rambler. And Thomas R. Preston brings nine- teenth- and twentieth- century African American social history into conversa- tion with Robert Burns: Burns s use of a stigmatized vernacular is analogous to that of black slaves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... period, about the relationship between biography and literary celebrity. In his Letter to a Friend of Robert Burns, William Wordsworth is similarly suspicious of the “Boswellian plan” of biography, constituted of “gross and trivial rec- ollections.”8 Bewailing “the coarse intrusions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 April 2021
... as an English poem. Ramsay s revival of archaic Scots forms such as the Habbie stanza influ- enced Burns; his new poems that describe moments of national prophecy in the bardic past influenced Scott; and his composition of poems that purport to be long- lost medieval relics themselves vaulted Macpherson s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
...-war London, all wild, lawless spaces in which rulers need to use “magic” and fetishized objects, like burning glasses, swords, and crowns—along with active threats and acts of violence—in order to bring political order and stability: “These props must have an aura of mys- tery and magic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... from bathos to the triumph of Oliver Goldsmith and Richard Sheridan, Fiona Staff ord continues a renewed interest in “Scottish Poetry and Regional Literary Expression.” Staff ord begins with Robert Burns, who has often been admired as among the “unlearned poets” extolled by contemporaries...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and country houses, and still lifes. This biography even sets the stage for van der Heyden’s interest in technology: his brother had a mirror manufacturing busi- ness, and as a boy, Jan witnessed the old town hall burn down in 1652, which doubtless inspired his interest in firefighting. A chapter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 January 2003
... the greedy commercant, girning, whinging, and pining for his “fav’rite dishes, fav’rite wine.” Nor is it home in the fireside sense soon to please a rapidly domesticating nation in Robert Burns’ poem “The Cot- ter’s Saturday Night.”26 The home Fergusson means us to be content...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
... concludes that “we send the cat after the rat, and the bailiffs after the rogue, but nature intended all should live” (353). “Instead . . . of feeling strong indignation at these mal-practices,” she declares, “I am apt to say with Burns to the little Mouse, “I doubt na, whiles, but thou mayest thieve...