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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 (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 (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 of the...
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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 (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Eighteenth-Century Life ary works 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., Labor, and Peace in contrast to recently unfettered convicts. A common theme, however, unites the read- ings of the tableau: hard work and prudence will bring rewards to individ- uals and the wider community. Reprints of Erasmus Darwin’s poetic pref- ECL26313-Ridley.q4...
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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 to...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 September 2015
... side, and the associationists, such as Hume, Hartley, 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 106–113.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Erasmus Darwin, (Darwin College, University of Cambridge), even though the likeness appears suffused with natural light. The contrast between the cool tonalities of Wright’s earlier subject pictures and the warmer palette of his subsequent “candlelight” pictures is well illus- trated by...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 January 2009
... does one show 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...
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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 are...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... 4 7 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 252–270.
Published: 01 April 2001
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 January 2000
...), intro. 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 119–125.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Darwin (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2013). Pp. xvii + 309. 39 ills. + 1 map. $38 Winn, Colette H., ed. Teaching French Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation (New York: MLA, 2014). Pp. vii + 440. $40 hardcover. $25 paper Winn, James Anderson. Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts (New York...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 110–116.
Published: 01 January 2018
... recycling” that “feeds familiar language back to an audience sym- pathetic” (170) to Equiano’s views. Other essays 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 81–89.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Recognizing Earth’s Antiquity     8 9 Press, scheduled to appear about March 2008), it will pick up in time where 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 January 2006
...-458-5 Smith, C.U.M., 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... Second, Burney’s interest in how 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...