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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... better readers of eighteenth-century novels. One of his examples is the phrase “dispensing power,” which James II claimed in his attempt to remake the monarchy on an autocratic model, and which Samuel Richardson used in a different context while describing Pamela in her “exalted condition.” Further...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and labor. Crusoe’s adventures as a shipwright allow Defoe to explore and complicate the boundaries between civilized and “savage” in his novel, and to imagine the possibilities of a new colonial dispensation of labor marked by collaboration between indigenous and European workers. Defoe Crusoe canoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 30–60.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., in general, and the law of contracts, in particular, reorient drama away from the rights of the liberal subject, autonomously imagined, toward renewed conceptions of the social good, and the ethics of the community, replacing regulatory frameworks with emancipatory dispensations, in the benevolent comic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... job. I hope to show how this job can work by means of four sets of simple codes with complex meanings: happy is the man, a sentence’s parallel structure, dispensing power and oaths, and legal terms like aiding and abetting. Reclaimed information nonetheless is only grate- fully received when...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 2012
... liberals today condemn that? The so-­called Tolera- tion Act of 1689 did not benefit all Protestant Dissenters: it dispensed Trinitar- ian Protestant Dissenters from the penalties of the law, but the rest continued to be persecuted. Pincus cites Gilbert Burnet and the Presbyterian Roger Mor- rice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Marx) sought to explain wealth by tracing value back to the physical agencies that produced it. Neoclassical economists dispensed with that realist theory of value, interpret- ing price more simply as a point where the supply and demand curves intersect. It is not controversial to say...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., the middle classes are merely copyists of their betters, who lurk behind the scenes setting trends and dispensing judgment. Clearly, this is ground for rich historiographical debate, but by focusing so resolutely on the middle classes gazing at the aristocracy, the exhibition discounts recent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 January 2011
... what God commands or requires, which are held to constitute a store of merit which the Church may dispense to others to make up for their deficiencies” (OED). Just as Richardson had written his novels for a “nobler End, . . . [to] enliven as well as instruct” (“Preface,” Grandison, 1:4...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
...— which could be dispensed by the purchasing of an official license—and a public ceremony in church, performed by an ordained priest during canoni- cal hours, with the formal exchange of oral promises in front of witnesses. A contract marriage consisted of the declaration of espousals, or vows...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 23–56.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., and Artists to reap the desired profit from such excellent models, as are now offered them.28 That Hamilton considered only the “simple outlines” essential meant a fur- ther distilling of the idea of the artifact itself from the actual artifact. His second vase publication dispensed with any visual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
... as other characters in the story explicitly represent envy, ambi- tion, and affectation, Lady Williams literally masquerades as “the character of Virtue” (14). She is also not shy about dispensing advice — a typical nug- get of Lady Williams’s wisdom is “A second attachment is seldom attended...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2004
... declares his a return in preeminence to the fold. A strong and rooted figure, his extended arm and face suffused with pleas- ure express unmixed delight with this vision of his own fruitfulness. It was precisely this avatar of the bourgeois family with its severely polarized gender dispensation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
... might absolve his filial debt. 31 The salient point here is that Chatterton, having a home and the means of present and future mate- rial subsistence, was not deserving of charity as Walpole understood it. By referring to himself as a guardian, Walpole cast himself as a figure willing to dispense advice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 102–125.
Published: 01 January 2023
... but guarded: a Rambler written expressly for Boswell” (16). Dispensing tough love, Johnson—speaking as much to himself as to his protégé—insisted on resolve and decisive action, noting that if he did not take this good advice, often “given you without effect, . . . you must take from your own reflections...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., in chapter 3, that some of the Tubman’s rhetorical tendencies enjoy “an ample precedent in the medicine show” (58). He also traces the various ways in which A Tale parallels — ​riffs on, borrows from, engages with — ​quacks’ bills, omnipresent advertisements dispensed from the stage-itinerant (59...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 110–121.
Published: 01 September 2013
... dispensation, in all its ambiguity and contradiction, first fully instantiates itself in the history of the West. But it is also a touchstone because Taylor is, indeed, Romantic. Jager makes his case by concentrating on the phenomenological and gene- alogical aspects of Taylor’s work. He quotes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 65–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... on recruiting and drafting regiments and on tracking their movements; on petitions of con- demned soldiers; on officer lists and on complaints brought against soldiers; on court martial cases and deserters; on the dispensation of pay. Bolingbroke trades information with other statesmen and diplomats...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... lived to see Scepticism and Infi delity openly avowed, and even endeavoured to be propagated from the Press,” Richardson asked, emphati- cally, “What is the Poetical Justice so much contended for by some . . . but another sort of dispensation than that which God, by Revelation, teaches us?” (8:279...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., “arts & customs of the world,” paintings of nature, jewels, and coins, this poem encapsulates Sloane’s seventeenth-­century rep- utation as a beneficent dispenser of knowledge, as well as of physic (l. 45). II. Sloane the Charlatan Virtuoso, 1700 – ​25 However, the problem for many social...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 April 2001
...” who dispense his laws instead of Christ’s and preach his word instead of the gospel. Shaftesbury’s doctrine makes the “Breasts” of his “Priests” swell so that they become nursing fathers to others. Looking back on the events of 1678–85 from the next century, Roger...