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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Andrew Rudd In this article, I examine how notions of charity shaped eighteenth-century literature. I begin by examining Horace Walpole’s philanthropy, which I argue belied his posthumous reputation for miserliness, and proceed to trace the theme of charity in Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
...” light. It aims to show that sentimentalism affirmed Christian virtues such as charity and chastity, but it radically transmuted and displaced those virtues. In particular, it argues that sentimental fiction imaginatively negotiated the difficulties of practicing Christian virtue in a rapidly changing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and the constellation of texts that clustered around the Magdalen House, this essay points instead to the ways in which that charity’s strategic recasting of labor worked to redefine conceptions of gender and sexuality in complex and surprising ways. The prostitute has, of course, always provoked multiple anxieties...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Press 2021 benevolence charity masculine Austen novel Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1, January 2021 doi 10.1215/00982601-8793945 Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 7 5 Jane Austen and the Tradition of Masculine Benevolence Marilyn Roberts Waynesburg University Memorialized...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
... of their Bantling, and pass for pure Virgins.”2 It was widely rumored, moreover, that the reason any man would champion the case of this charity was that he hoped to swindle the public into paying for the upkeep of his own bastards; a 1750 pamphlet claimed that the Hospital’s founding father, Captain Thomas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
...: “It is Justice due to Human Nature, to signifie to an Offender why he is punished. It is a Justice to inform the meanest Man in Human Society, why he is distinguished from the rest to his Disadvantage.” 5 He repeatedly calls for charity toward society's “meaner” citizens, anticipating a now familiar demand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2014
...). Britannia, female emblem of the virtuous Protestant nation, was linked to the Church of England, also frequently personified as female: membership of the established church gave a particular group of women a voice and an identity as speakers for Christian charity, morality, and patriotism. The key...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 66 12/28/01, 4:06 PM 67 compassion, and of course drew most charity,” the opposite is true: “it is neatness, housewifery, and a decent appearance, which draw the kind...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... excess from the pulpit and urged the rich to charity. On the other hand, conformity to fashion could be recruited to support convention and preordained hierarchy. A providential view that wealth could be used to do good works and could be enjoyed moder- ately was gaining ground. Material abnegation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... for either through employment in the flourishing mercantile economy, or charity provided by stable landed families. Poor women, presumably, would either support themselves or be provided for by fathers, husbands, and sons.17 Mrs. Hill’s commonplace predicament rebuts all these assumptions. Married...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of charity. Next, he suggests that the theat- rical fund encourages mediocrity by reinforcing the expectations of lazy actors, who also think they are especially entitled. On a broader institu- tional level, the benefit system also enables incompetent managers to bam- boozle audiences by using...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... More’s most recent biographer, Patricia Demers, makes a charmingly earnest effort “to deal justly with Hannah More,” although that “means admitting both the expansiveness and the limitations of her charity, meth- odology, and vision.”1 She worries about “how to accord justice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
...- cial support of a charity school or hospital — and the support or reward of a writer fi gured as forms of patronage.6 Indeed, as late as 1772, booksellers were being described as writers’ patrons, as was the public when authors printed by subscription or on their own account.7 These diff erent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., an Act of complicated Virtue; by which he at once relieved the Poor, corrected the Vicious, and forgave an Enemy.”1 Though this act of “complicated virtue” has been wisely read as an instance of Christian charity,2 I believe an inquiry into the idea of virtue in English...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
... by the Jesuit, the Jesuit by the Jansenist, the Scotist by the Thomist, and so forth. There may be errors, I grant, but I can’t think ’em of such consequence as to destroy utterly the Charity of mankind; the very greatest bond...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
... was applied to the care and maintenance of orphan children, to convert them into loyal Protestants:39 112  Eighteenth-Century Life As the preservation of exposed children is a most laudable charity, this house is become, at least, as useful as ever, numbers of children are being reared...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... these sources, are also documented in sermons, tracts written in support of philanthropy or to promote specific charities, such as the Foundling Hospital, and in various types of fiction, including poems, songs, novels, and children’s literature. Of the many themes that this cornucopia of sources...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
....14 The criticism was largely misplaced. Blessington contributed actively to charities in Ireland and in Britain, where he was a prominent supporter of the Middlesex Hospital, among other institutions.15 In 1748, consolidating his position as a “person of quality” and “one of the great...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... other than the occult.11 We are reminded of Sir Roger s status as a patriarchal landowner, as Mr. Spectator indicates the location of their stroll near one of his Woods (1:480). When the elderly woman, whom we will later find out is Moll, approaches to ask for charity, Mr. Spectator s first impulse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
... call for prison reform was articulated by a committee sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowl- edge (SPCK). The SPCK committee, led by Dr. Thomas Bray, examined conditions in several London prisons and distributed charity to hundreds of incarcerated debtors. Bray drafted...