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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Barbara M. Benedict Duke University Press 2006 Displaying Diff erence: Curious Count Boruwlaski and the Staging of Class Identity Barbara M. Benedict Trinity College...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... En- gland at times makes it diffi cult to decide where one person’s parts end and another’s begin. The wig’s physical nature — the way it shuttles among diff erent individuals, recomposing the body and its surfaces — erodes the boundaries that set the individual subject off from the world...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
... to win recognition. All three, then, had to establish their own authority to speak out and also to fi nd ways of holding the attention of potential readers.2 To notice the relative equality of the abilities of Graunt, Petty, and Swift allows a new and diff erent appreciation of the parodic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 50–81.
Published: 01 January 2005
..., triweekly, and weekly press — a coverage in newspapers and magazines that paved the way for later reactions to the French Revolution and that was remarkable for its tremendous variety. Depending on which publication readers perused, the storming of the Bastille looked completely diff erent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2006
... the survey of diff erent peoples, and to off er, as the subtitle to his 1764 poem “The Traveller” puts it, “a Prospect of Society.”7 Like the imaginary traveler in the fi rst number of Goldsmith’s periodical The Bee (1759), for example, Lien Chi considers himself a “philosophic wanderer” (17), motivated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2007
... decades ago. Interestingly, this idea of satire also has its roots in the classical past, but in a classical past so diff erent from that of Horace and Juvenal that it would be barely recognizable to those who thought they knew what the “clas- sical past” was supposed to be. The word Menippean...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
... with the Highland Celt as “the authentic British aborigine” contrasted against a semi-barbaric Irishman (“Golden Ages,” 73). It is, as O’Halloran has argued, part of a venerable tradition in which Scots and Irish historians create “diff erent versions of their shared past which accorded...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., and other “others” have all had the potential to turn the tables on their describers in one way or another, that they have all been equally clever in this respect, but that diff ering circumstances — such as level of literacy, access to print culture, and the diff ering...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2007
...,” as Sherburn reminds us, “evidently prepared, most of it, before the offi cial edition, but published as volumes v and vi of Pope’s Works, with the imprint of J. Roberts, a month after the offi cial edi- tion was out.”6 By 1737, in other words, there were three diff erent editions of the correspondence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the phenomenon of curi- osité, with its entire spectrum of objects and its social practices, as a histor- ical unit whose specifi c nature diff ers from the Kunst- und Wunderkam- mern. In this essay the Parisian collections curieuses will be anchored within a framework that, inspired by Pierre Bourdieu’s work...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., for instance, gives Robinson Crusoe (1719) many of the formal accou- trements of truth, claiming, through an editor, that his novel is a “just His- tory of Fact,” without even the “Appearance of Fiction in it.”6 Actual trav- elers obsessed over this diff erence, often accusing one another of deviating from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 107–134.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Eighteenth-Century Life infested with numerous fl ocks of bats, which annoy not only the cattle but the inhabitants. In the islands, legions of ants have, at diff erent times, consumed every vegetable production, and left the earth entirely bare, as if it had been burnt with fi re...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of excerpts from the text itself, is reproduced in its entirety on pages 39 to 61. The others, recording the diff erent phases of the legal proceedings in which Purser and Cannon were caught up, make it possible to reconstruct in some detail the circumstances under which the pamphlet was produced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
... many diff erent fi elds, it was thought only a team could cover them all. That may well be true, but the proj- ect failed. That contract for a life has now been given to James Harris, a philos- opher at St. Andrews University. The other recent biography is that of Roderick Graham, which, alas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
... thy Fate yet be better than that of her who bore thee” (2:263). Well after the boy is admitted to the Hospital, Miss Standish is briefl y reunited with her lover, although the parents’ reunion makes no diff erence to the “Fate” of the infant, who is never heard of again. Prominent among fi...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 62–80.
Published: 01 January 2007
... reemerges within the actions of his libertine crew, in the form of their egalitarian circular contract. In this period it was usual for crews in the Pacifi c to overwinter in the Sandwich Isles. That Meares places a diff er- ent interpretation on the mutineers’ intention to go there, in order to help...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
...- cial support of a charity school or hospital — and the support or reward of a writer fi gured as forms of patronage.6 Indeed, as late as 1772, booksellers were being described as writers’ patrons, as was the public when authors printed by subscription or on their own account.7 These diff erent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 51–77.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and with an emergent ide- ology that asserted the bourgeois family as a model for political associa- tion. The stoic, masculine, republican virtues embodied by both Brutuses proved alluring and troubling for citizens facing such challenges, and shift- ing identifi cations with diff erent aspects of the two Brutuses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 76–96.
Published: 01 September 2005
... for the texts presented, . . . second, to stress the texts’ diff erent, indigenous, ‘Gothic’ nature.”3 The implied dispute between Groom and Baatz concerns only the extent to which the gothic exists and how it is used in the title page, the facing fron- tispiece, and in the typography of the text pages...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
... political consciousness and prompted observers to interpret some male suicides in political terms. I begin with a female suicide that was interpreted in a diff erent way, but not in order to make a quantitative argument about diff erences between the sexes, which I have addressed elsewhere.3 The story...