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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Sandra J. Burr The College of William & Mary 2000 111 — Review Essay — Inspiring Lunatics: Biographical Portraits of the Lunar Society’s Erasmus Darwin...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Adam Komisaruk Critics from the eighteenth century to the present have largely agreed in portraying Erasmus Darwin as an apostle of sexual liberation. One of Darwin’s career-long themes, that erotic love unifies the visible universe and the invisible, reaches its apotheosis in The Botanic Garden...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Olivia Murphy Charles Darwin's profound interest in Austen's novels— Persuasion (1817) in particular—is well known. This article offers a new interpretation of Persuasion as a pre-Darwinian novel, concerned with the processes of natural selection and evolution in human societies. Many...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Her response to the zoological texts of the naturalist Erasmus Darwin elucidates her disapproval of Smith's (and Darwin's) poetic borrowings as examples of degenerative, stylistic hybrids. This study thus explores the tendency of Seward and her contemporaries to think in terms of interrelations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 109–113.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Macmillan, 2013). Pp. xiv + 255. $85 After Charles Darwin completed his tour on the HMS Beagle, he returned for a time to London. It was there in 1838, during one of many visits to the London Zoo, that Darwin encountered his first orangutan, a young female named Jenny. The experience gave Darwin pause...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and the wider community. Reprints of Erasmus Darwin’s poetic pref- ECL26313-Ridley.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:37 PM Page 209 Continental Shift in an Enlightenment Paradigm 209 ace to the Voyage that claim it was inspired by Wedgwood’s tableau do so because...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... if seamlessly incorporated, most forms of poetical plagiarism like those in Erasmus Darwin s Zoonomia (1794), which included some of Seward s own poetry, and those in Smith s poetry failed to adhere to a unity of style, thus creating hybrid poetic monsters. Bailes reads Seward s critique of Smith...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 252–270.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., temporarily at least, a visibility and prestige it had not experi- enced since the time of Pope.55 The key figure in this revival is Erasmus Darwin, who, in a series of long poems beginning with The Loves of the Plants (1789) and culminating with The Temple of Nature (1803...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
... link Seward to her peers William Hayley and Erasmus Darwin, eminently respectable poets whose reputations had gone into steep decline as wartime tastes in poetry had veered back toward simplicity. When in the same year Scott described Seward’s verse as “absolutely execrable” in a letter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and the early Priestley, on the other. The Epicurean notion of sensation as effluvial hydraulics was heavily weighted to the latter side, inclining Erasmus Darwin to believe that if “an idea of perception [is] a part of the extremity of nerve, of touch, or sight stimulated into action, [then] that part...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... editions and reissues, White’s local history has garnered praise from Coleridge, Carlyle, Darwin, Ruskin, Woolf, and Auden; and according to Martha Adams Bohrer, it initiated a still flourishing genre, the tale of locale.3 With Selborne, milieu enters the foreground as a significant subject...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... images of Hugh Diamond in order to promote study of the features of the mad and the stupid.3 Yet, for all its originality and lasting influence, Bell’s work also had historical prece- dents.4 Writing in the 1790s, for example, Erasmus Darwin had opined, The vascular system of other animals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 106–113.
Published: 01 April 2010
... to suggest faces aglow with artificial light- ing in such portraits as Charles Goore (University of Liverpool Art Gallery) and his son-in-law Thomas Staniforth (Tate Gallery, London), or using bright pink and ochre complexion tones in his 1770 portrait of Erasmus Darwin, (Darwin College, University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that neoclassical economists were not indebted to models drawn from any aspect of nature? In the case of Alfred Marshall, Schabas challenges his alleged connections to evolutionary theory, arguing that Charles Darwin was not an important influence on Marshall’s thought. She acknowledges, on the other hand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 110–116.
Published: 01 January 2018
... emphasize conceptions of the local and global as loops, circuits, and flows, for instance Robert Mitchell’s description of the terra-forming desires of Erasmus Darwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley, who suggested that nature was “global and malleable,” a “matter of flows that can be redirected” (200...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... and annotation Andrew Ward (Manchester: Clinamen, 1999). Pp. xxii + 168. $35 paper. ISBN 1-903083-00-1 Irlam, Shaun. Elations: The Poetics of Enthusiasm in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Stanford: Stanford Univ., 1999). Pp. 284. $49.50. ISBN 0-8047-3541-7 King-Hele, Desmond. Erasmus Darwin: A Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Linnaean taxonomies might be adapted to foster certain interpretations of “character” –ts uncomfortably with the dominant narrative about women’s engagement with botanical discourse, which, using Erasmus Darwin’s in³uential poem The Loves of the Plants as a touchstone, largely addresses what Londa...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 81–89.
Published: 01 January 2008
... this book ends (in the early 1820s) and continue through Darwin. As the pres- ent text has Georges Cuvier as a central character, the sequel will revolve about the pivotal influence of lawyer-turned-geologist Charles Lyell (1797–1875). And even though Rudwick emphasizes that “neither [Cuvier nor Lyell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 January 2006
...., and Robert Arnott, eds. The Genius of Erasmus Darwin. Science, Technology, and Culture, 1700 – 1945, ed. David M. Knight and Trevor Levere (Burlington: Ashgate, 2005). Pp. 433. $114.95. ISBN 0-7546-3671-2 Sweet, Julie Anne. Negotiating for Georgia: British-Creek Relations in the Trustee Era...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 119–125.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., 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 Darwin (New...