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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... with the landowning classes, and who desired socially appropriate positions for her children, such horrors had to be set against the material opportunities made available by war. In both cases the representation of sympathy for the victims of war provides a way out of the moral impasse they encounter. Copyright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 48–73.
Published: 01 April 2006
... University At the fi rst dawn of reason, nurses instill notions which are scarcely ever entirely laid aside; at least it causes us some trouble to “root the old woman out of our minds.” — The Rational Dame; or, Hints towards Supplying Prattle for Children (ca. 1796) Old wives’ tale (also old wives...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
... for illegitimate children of the poor other- wise liable to be murdered by their parents or abandoned in the streets to certain death, the London Foundling Hospital loomed large in eighteenth- century cultural imagination.1 It embodied both the noblest philanthropic aspirations of the British Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Donelle Ruwe Northern Arizona University In 1814, the novelist and children’s poet Adelaide O’Keeffe published Zeno- bia, Queen of Palmyra, a historical novel about the third-­century destruc- tion of Palmyra and its Jewish queen at the hands of the Roman Empire. O’Keeffe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Jordan Howell O’Malley Andrew . Children’s Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe . ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2012 ). Pp. 195 . $85 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay What’s New with Robinson Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... responsibility of French queenship, which was customarily defined as passive with no involvement in the upbringing of children. 2 I also contend that Prud'hon centralizes Marie-Louise's position as protector to imply her imperial significance, a dynamic role for the consort in this painting that has remained...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
... sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags and importuning every passenger for an alms.” 11 Swift focuses on the female beggars, with children, to suggest their capacity for increase. The beggar children seem to multiply spontaneously, increasing out of control from “three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
... that have long been mistakenly con- signed to opposite sides of the political spectrum? Why were these fathers so indistinguishable? How did they become even more demonized than say, a Squire Western, punishing their children with blights, curses, exile, fogs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2024
... conduct books. Isaac Taylor was an Evangelical minister and engraver who, together with his wife Ann, became “amongst the most famous and prolific children's authors and illustrators of the nineteenth century.” 14 Isaac and Ann's myriad novels and conduct books were largely addressed to “Teens...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
... speculative paragraphs, and often in only one sentence. That sentence in the Cambridge Companion to Frances Burney furnishes the only information that has, to date, been de’nitively known: “[Frances’s] much beloved mother had died shortly after the birth of Charlotte, leaving Charles with six children...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
... vocal opposition to animal sports and advised that children not be allowed to amuse them- selves by hurting animals. William Wilberforce evidently relied on a varia- tion of the Aquinian argument in an 1802 parliamentary speech against bull-baiting, warning that such sports “degraded human nature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 12–13.
Published: 01 April 2018
... m. 1787 b. 1715 1759 –1821 Children John...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 92–114.
Published: 01 April 2009
... intensification, and pathetic tableau: O, my father! my children! my wife! in one day did I lose you all. These eyes beheld my habitation reduced to ashes, my children massacred in the wantonness of cruelty, in despight of the prayers of my aged father, whose snow-white hairs, whose whole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
... and children’s author Thomas Day (1748–89), Scottish chem- ist James Keir (1735–1820), clockmaker and founder of modern geology John Whitehurst (1713–88), physician Jonathan Stokes (1755–1831), minister Robert Augustus Johnson (1745–99), Quaker arms manufacturer Samuel Galton (1753– 1832), and physician...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2004
... almost lost will be kept under her constant sur- veillance; her acculturation can be entrusted to no one else. The Breast as Ideological Vector In lamenting the lack of attention society accorded children, Vander- monde candidly confronts the affectless state he seeks to alter: “On rougit de...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
... comfort to the shepherd in his troubles, which, although the shepherd says he has “but little cause to complain, and much to be thankful” (3:404), might seem significant to us. He, his wife, and his eight children live in a two-room hovel that barely has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of Cruikshank's series The Bottle (1847), a spin-off from A Rake's Progress , which caused a sensation at the time not just in temperance circles. It was followed up by an even more sanctimonious sequel, The Drunkard's Children ; both are indebted to Hogarth. Much of the above depends on the definition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
... had a special cultural niche in the eighteenth century. The first volume of Ramsay’s Tea-Table Miscellany, published in 1723, was so well thumbed that, like children’s books that have been read to death, only one copy of the first edition survives, although it went through at least fifteen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
...-rates: for instance, “Poor rates 1s.6d. in the pound. Idle- ness the chief employment of the women and children: all drink tea, and fly to the parishes for relief . . . I apprehend the rates are burthened for the spreading laziness, drunkenness, tea-drinking, and debauchery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 20–42.
Published: 01 September 2001
... on the island of Wieringen.4 This family consisted of forty-year-old Wabe Douwesz, his wife Diewer Lammerts, their five children, and Maartje Dirks (a daughter from Diewer’s first marriage). Maartje was nearly eighteen when she became pregnant by her stepfather in 1753...