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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and other perceived outsiders at the heart of the expanding empire. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Hannah Cowley Georgic domestic comedy cosmopolitanism waxworks • “A City Graced with Many a Dome”: Hannah Cowley’s Domestic Comedies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 April 2005
...John Whale Duke University Press 2005 The Making of a City of Culture: William Roscoe’s Liverpool John Whale University of Leeds I On 4 June 2003 Liverpool won the nomination...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Paul Tankard Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 R Johnson and the Walkable City Paul Tankard University of Otago Two weeks into his career as a periodical essayist, the anonymous writer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Ana M. Acosta Brooklyn College, City University of New York From the Restoration until the early nineteenth century, the Middlesex villages of Hackney, Stoke Newington, and Newington Green were associ- ated with Protestant Dissent. Little...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Betty Rizzo Duke University Press 2005 Male Oratory and Female Prate: “Then Hush and Be an Angel Quite” Betty Rizzo City University of New York Content not Phoebus’ envy’d heights...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
...- Century Life Volume 44, Number 3, September 2020 doi 10.1215/00982601-8718655 Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 5 1 Defoe s Robinson Crusoe: Maps, Natural Law, and the Enemy Ala Alryyes Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) Literature accommodates many kinds of knowledge. In a novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Suvir Kaul Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762) contains substantial passages in which the poet surveys the Greco-Roman cities and ruins visible to sailors as they sail past landmasses in the Mediterranean. This survey of past and present is a reminder of the changing fortunes—the rise and fall...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Alison O'Byrne This essay explores the relationship between plans for the improvement of London and other forms of writing about the city that imagine its inevitable decline and fall. Those lamenting the appearance of London in the eighteenth century frequently looked back to the Great Fire...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of that population during that period, documenting its resilience and energy as it mapped itself onto the landscape of that city. To recover this information, however, requires a different mode of reading, one that focuses on the “ground,” or background detail of the joke, rather than its “figure,” the material...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... These Irish had many connections with English Catholics of their own class, with whom they often attended school, and among whom they often intermarried. London, the capital city of a Protestant state, was sufficiently large, diverse, and tolerant to accommodate a vibrant Catholic community. Catholics were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
... focuses on the new opportunities available to both Irish men and women for accumulating capital and wealth in the City. It examines the growth in Anglo-Irish investment, during what historians call “the Financial Revolution,” and analyzes the development of increasingly complex financial networks, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
...David O’Shaughnessy The Whig pamphleteer Dennis O’Bryen is one of a number of Irish playwrights in eighteenth-century London whose cultural and political contribution to the city has been overlooked. This essay offers the early career of O’Bryen as a case study in how the theater might be used...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
... could not only be directed at aspiring rakes and cits, but also at couples resorting to nonstandarized forms of marriage, this interpretation adds another dimension to Hogarth's entertainingly didactic depiction of the dangerous allurements of city life. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1: Giovanni Battista Piranesi after Robert Mylne, A View of Part of the Intended Bridge at Blackfriars London in August MDCCLXIIII (1766), London Metropolitan Archives, City of London. COLLAGE: the London Picture Archive, ref 1264. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 82–108.
Published: 01 January 2005
... During 1665, the plague evacuated London’s streets and public build- ings. Then in September 1666, as citizens were returning to the capital and resuming normal life, the Great Fire razed central London in four days.1 The city was debilitated, its streets fi lled with blockages and dis- placed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
... balls held by his brother, a danc- ing-master. According to Charles, Esther was “daughter of Old Sleepe, the <Head> [of the City waits] and furnisher of bands for municipal [festivities, and Mrs Sleepe,] the daughter of a M. Dubois, [who] <kept> a Fan Shop in Cheapside.”3 The editors of Charles’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., artistically speaking. Jan, generally acknowledged as one of Holland’s finest painters of city views, who doubtless helped inspire Canaletto, produced numerous masterpieces of Amsterdam’s notable landmarks, including the New Town Hall of Amster- dam, the Oude Kerk, and the Nieuwe Kerk, as well as views...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- burgh moral philosopher neglects to mention, though even Mrs. Professor Ferguson cannot have been entirely ignorant of that other characteristic of the city where she knew her husband was staying. Venice was famous — no, infamous — for sin. Political liberty was not the only form of liberty prac...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of the metropole. In the complex landscape that he traverses here, rationalistic interpretations of accidents begin to challenge providentialist thinking, while civilising project impulses toward what would become modern western regu- lation of urban space compete with deep and long- standing visions of the city...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 116–134.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., Dickensians to the east.3 Dickens’ London is everyone’s version of nineteenth-century London, an imaginative construction of the city that has now so naturalized itself to our way of thinking that an alternative never occurs to us. Dickens, as James Donald...