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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Marie E. McAllister In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, the Grand Tour, sex, and venereal disease became almost indivisible in the public imagination. The Grand Tour was an essential element of a well-born man's education. Yet a persistent belief developed that continental travel...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... its own tale of how the universe began; each couple its own tale of when and where their love started. Stories about beginnings make sense of the irrational. They tell us when and where and why. In moments of crisis, as when a dreaded new disease sweeps across the world, origin stories give us...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... scorbutic connotations for decades: James Lind, who authored the landmark A Treatise of the Scurvy (1753), thought faulty diet interacted with dirty and undisciplined bodies to produce the disease. Subsequently, evidence for scurvy’s basis in faulty nutrition con- tinued to pile up, but so did...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Knochentausch bey lebendigem Leibe nur in England Sitte is [The exchange of bones between living bodies is the fashion in England]. —Friedrich Hirsch, Practische Bemerkungen über die Zähne und einige Krankheiten derselben [Practical Remarks upon the Teeth and Their Several Diseases] (1796) In a recent New...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., 78). Pope’s early life in a nurturing female household with all that a wealthy, indulgent father could give him was shattered when he began to show the symptoms of tuberculosis of the spine (Pott’s disease) in his early teens (Mack, 153–56). From the fragmentary evidence we have, it would...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
... some idea of how these attributes of ideal manliness interact with conceptions of nationhood and manly vir- tue: Great Numbers of Subjects, that in a time of War, might defend their Coun- try, are effeminated, debauched, diseased, and made...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... to justify the circumcision of male infants to the disapproving Graeco-Roman world. As the editors of the Florida edition explain, Sterne quotes Philo (from Spencer) as claiming that circumcision provided “release from a terrible disease, and hard to cure, which...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
... incarcerated debtors and herded destitute pris- oners into overcrowded, disease-ridden wards and dungeons. In the Marshalsea, London’s most corrupt and inhumane debtors’ prison, the warden punished disobedient prisoners by confining them in a yard con- taining the corpses of prisoners who had recently...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2006
... of supplication, which speak of ﬁ nancial hardships, unfair and arbitrary treatment, overcrowding, and the fear of infectious disease. At best they oﬀ er a vivid portrait of particu- lar prisons at particular times, yet clearly they do not oﬀ er a simple, literal truth. They are part of a process...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 53–72.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in their behavior, as witnessed by the prohibition of support for those whose infirmity was brought on by venereal disease, drinking, or fighting. As long as a mem- ber had not been reckless, he or she could count on support. While ca- lamity never disappeared, its powerful...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with Stench and Diseases?” (Enquiry, p. 90). The threat goes beyond con- sequences of omission to those of commission: stench and disease “infect the streets.” In his Dissertation on the Poor Laws By a Well-Wisher to Mankind (1786), Joseph Townsend says...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., Hazard, and Risk in Late Seventeenth Century London, European Review of History 3 (1996): 9 26. 3. Margaret Pelling, Appearance and Reality: Barber- Surgeons, the Body, and Disease, in London 1500 1700: The Making of the Metropolis, ed. A. L. Beier and Roger Finlay (London: Longman, 1986): 82...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
... ishman 1 1 No prospect of repose, no hope of ease; The Wretch is ignorant of his disease; Which known wou d all his fruitless trouble spare; For he wou d know the World not worth his care: Then wou d he search more deeply for the cause; And study Nature well, and Nature s Laws: For in this moment lies...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2009
...: “First they’re enjoyed, and then kicked out of doors,” though satirical poets, like diseased prostitutes, get their revenge by leaving a sting behind. Much interesting work remains to be done on a subject sketched out by Catherine Gallagher in her remarks on Aphra Behn, the connection between...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of concerns over healthful diets, meat-induced diseases, cultural and religious taboos, or the ecology in general than Tristram Stuart’s richly documented and fascinating Bloodless Revolution (henceforth BR). Those of us familiar with the surge of interest in meatless diets during the Enlightenment...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 85–87.
Published: 01 September 2013
... by two other Africans, but one of them died from disease while the other apparently went insane. By 1766, Quaque had finished his religious training, married an English woman, had been ordained in the Anglican Church, and had begun a career as a missionary at Cape Coast Castle (in present-day...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 147–155.
Published: 01 January 2002
... fresh as they arose, ardent and generous, though hopeless and romantic. I every day see wretches pale with disease and wasted with famine, struggle against the horrors of their situation. How striking is the eﬀect of subordination; how dreadful...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
... disease. Philadelphia’s sexual culture was distinctive, far more liberal than that of Boston, or Connecticut, or New York. For example, the overseers of the poor in Philadelphia actively supported mothers and their illegitimate chil- dren and did not compel them to submit to marriage...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in equal parts wicked and absurd. An assault on the foundations of epistemology, Johnson reveals, amounts to an assault on “the obligations of moral duty.”23 The disease, while dangerous, is not invariably fatal. There is a treat- ment, as Pertinax explains: “I forbore to heat my imagination...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
... mean] running the risk of gathering together a mixed little multitude, which, from intermingling inherent vulgarity, hereditary diseases, or vicious propensities, with the ﬁ ner qualities requisite for admission, might render the cultivation of their youthful talents, a danger...