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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Philip Woodfine Duke University Press 2006 Debtors, Prisons, and Petitions in Eighteenth-Century England Philip Woodfi ne University of Huddersfi eld Drawing on manuscript sources...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
... advocate of the early eighteenth century. As chairman of the House of Commons “gaols committee,” he investigated conditions in London’s debtors’ prisons and delivered a series of detailed, and often harrowing, reports to Parliament. The city’s prison officials, Oglethorpe wrote, routinely tortured...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 130–134.
Published: 01 January 2023
... debtors are carrying the entire risk of economic growth,” thus becoming the first “debt resistor.” The differentiation of forgivable debtors from swindlers and profligates entailed characterization, the novelistic device that anchors chapter 2’s examination of debt's alchemical transformation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 97–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., Genovese reads periodicals such as The Spectator , The Tatler , and The Review as advancing an ideology of mutual indebtedness that held the community of credit together. Distinct from rational self-interest, the ideal of mutual indebtedness meant that creditor and debtor were part of a system in which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
...), and in the next (figure 7), he is incarcerated in the Fleet debtor’s prison, before being sent away to Bedlam, where, in the final scene (figure 8), his dismal predicament provides entertainment for the two fashionable ladies who are enjoying their visit to the asylum. Throughout these stages of ironic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 43–61.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 12/28/01, 4:06 PM 52 ies. Kite remarks that “my Business is to keep People in order, and if they disobey, to knock ’em down” (2:110). Considering the condition of many of those raised for military service debtors, felons, and men pressed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 109–114.
Published: 01 January 2022
... a notorious debtor, fraudster, perjurer, and quondam Jacobite courier. But on this occasion, he knew precisely why he found himself in the pillory: “I stand here for writing and publishing two Books” (108). More specifically, Fuller had been convicted under the old English common law of seditious libel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 120–126.
Published: 01 April 2014
... something about the constitutive power of colonial capital and colonial surplus on the popular imagination as the roles of creditor and debtor begin to define social relations (87). These are moments when the book reveals how literary texts become barometers that measure shifting social and ethical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in trouble, in need of money, or being sued for repayment of debts. Once he and Richard Hogarth nearly overlapped in nearby debtor's prisons, in April 1710, just as Richard was writing his letter to Harley (for which, see below). The Theatre 's image of Steele as the persecuted Everyman may not have had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... adornments, such as Pitt’s betrayals on “RE- FORM,” “OLD BAILEY,” “INCOME-TAX,” and “PENNY-POST” (ll. 38 – 46), which all featured in radical criticism, and suggests that the statue ought to be placed at the debtor’s door of Newgate. With Pitt out of offi ce, Pindar’s satirical lash is evidently...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of Conscience was a small-­scale court of equity housed with the Sheriff’s Court; its function was to adminis- ter a system of remedial justice intended to keep small-­time debtors out of prison, giving them time to earn money to discharge their debts. The Spy is unstinting in his praises, concluding...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
... was a form of charity was ahead of its time and arguably prevailed, evidenced by the establishment of the charitable Literary Fund in 1790 (the Royal Literary Fund from 1842) to save desti- tute authors from debtors prison. This more impersonal mode of minis- tering relief could be said to avoid...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... often resorted to the law to avoid paying his debts, or to force his debtors to pay him, even as his creditors took him to court to force him to pay them (Paulson, 132 34). From this, he gained a thorough under- standing of the vagaries of the law, even as he enforced that law on oth- ers. Many...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... advantage of the immediacy of London sodomy trials. The 1740 framing device of the imprisoned debtor may therefore hold some truth. Another possibility is that the expiry of the fourteen- year copyright from 1726 may have encouraged a 1740 reprint, though because the work was never registered under any...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... briefly incarcerated in debtors’ prison. It was at this point in her life that Behn made the bold, unprecedented move to enter the all-male world of writing for a living, and the “foremother” of professional women’s writing in England was born. Whether or not Behn ever took to flight in any...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... & imitated, had come down in the world, through marriage to a convicted debtor. Plymley was dismayed to see this woman once a model of fashion, on the arm of a man very vulgar in appearance, out in public in an old habit that is supposed she had before marriage. The resulting titter was tremendous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... In Ruthinglenne , by contrast, Kelly chooses to have Henry Montgomery die of a fever in an English debtors’ prison, giving Madeline the chance to say an effusive farewell to his corpse (2:252–53). Pious emotion then also colors Madeline's own end, markedly unlike that of her still-living creator: though Benigna's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
... vice. At fashionable clubs like White’s estates changed hands with the chance of the game, and his gaming debts were the only debts that a gentleman would inconvenience himself to pay without the threat of a debtor’s prison looking over him. Betting, too, accompanied...