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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...
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...
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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
... from Fielding’s Plan 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...
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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
... 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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... thought that “a beggarly looking cottage, and ﬁlthy ragged children, raised most ECL25305-79-Jord.p65 66 12/28/01, 4:06 PM 67 compassion, and of course drew most charity...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... for a variety of reasons. There was no coherent Anglican doctrine on worldly goods. Tories, Latitudi- narians, and Evangelicals all jostled for visibility within the Church of England. Bishops condemned excess from the pulpit and urged the rich to charity. On the other hand, conformity to fashion...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... ways, the poor would be provided 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...
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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
...; the Jansenist is damn’d 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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., but rather as acts 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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
... — the ﬁ nan- 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...
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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Generosity, 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...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
... 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 from a week, or a day old, to be profitable members of society; and what is more, a great addition to the...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., is mentioned only in the context of charity. Instead, the emphasis is on incremental advancement of “new levels of sophistication and polite- ness,” essentially in emulation of “a small but still powerful elite.” This lends the exhibition an underlying conservatism: rather than remaking the...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
.... 45. Edinburgh’s 18th-c. madhouses were known as Bedlam. A new Bedlam was built next to the Charity Workhouse of Edinburgh (next to Greyfriars churchyard) in the early 1740s. Initially it had about a dozen inmates, then 19 at the time of the annual report in summer 1749, 17 in 1750, 13 in 1751, and...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to the nepotism that had infected the papal court for centuries. He reformed the Index and removed Galileo’s Dialogues from the list of forbidden books. He reformed the process of canonization, stressing charity and good works more than mysticism and miracles in honoring holy men and women of...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 April 2017
... eighteenth-century life. O’Connell considers how the specific practices of charity and chastity, both ethical movements with literary manifesta- tions, retained Christian qualities and structures, at the same time that they were radically transformed and displaced by sentimentalism as a virtue of...