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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 45-57.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Geraldine Barnes; Adrian Mitchell The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26305-Barnes.q4.jw.SH 3/26/03 12:37 PM Page 45 Measuring the Marvelous: Science and the Exotic in William Dampier...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29-54.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Anne M. Thell Published in collaboration with the Royal Society of London in 1697, William Dampier’s A New Voyage Round the World was the most popular and influential travel account of the first half of the eighteenth century. Yet despite the astonishing success of New Voyage within commercial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60-75.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., “Dampier’s and Anson’s journals [are] indistinguishable (in the opinion of many readers) from Gulliver’s.”10 Most recently, Anna Neill discards even the criteria by which fact and fi ction are typically diff erentiated: “I do not suggest that non-fi ctional texts off er a more reliable account of the parts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 147-155.
Published: 01 January 2002
... shoreline of what was then known as New Holland exhibit the difficulty that subsequent visitors were to confront. Basically, it was the barrenness of the coast they found so unfamiliar and so hard to digest. William Dampier, in the northwest, records a litany of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 117-138.
Published: 01 September 2002
...,” remarked William Dampier, “for one or two of them in a ship will maintain a hundred men.”10 Not surprisingly, Miskito sailors were rou- tinely found aboard English privateers, replenishing declining supplies with some expert turtle hunting. Sometimes they sailed for three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 62-80.
Published: 01 January 2007
... fi nancial gain, were governed by diff erent laws if operating under letters of marque that licensed them in wartime to attack enemy merchant ships and take prizes. Commanders of such vessels sailing to the South Sea included William Dampier in 1703–07 and Woodes Rogers who sailed in 1708. Both...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 1-9.
Published: 01 September 2002
... be defined by the word “exotic” had an immediate claim to fame. Adrian Mitchell and Geraldine Barnes contextualize the travels of William Dampier in contemporary attempts to come to terms with the confusing implications of an expanding body of scientific knowledge and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 119-125.
Published: 01 April 2015
...: Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2013). Pp. xviii + 341. $65 Wetmore, Alex. Men of Feeling in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Touching Fiction (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Pp. x + 207. $90 Williams, Glyn. Naturalists at Sea: From Dampier to...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202-224.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., as its nearest stylistic equiva- lent, William Dampier’s response to the Aboriginal peoples he encoun- tered when landing in northwest Australia in 1688: “The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world . . . setting aside their...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 98-115.
Published: 01 April 2006
... Charles II’s favorite commanders. Both sailed into the South Seas looking for the site of a possible naval base, and for treasure. In many respects their voyages resembled those of the great privateers such as Drake, Davis, Dampier, and Rogers, but then they came home to senior commands in the...