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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... on dogs. The passage of this seemingly slight piece of legislation created impassioned debates about the nature and welfare of animals, about the rights of individuals to possess or keep property, and about the way the kinship felt for animals tampers with the seemingly self-evident borders of kind...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... to include the Hogarth’s Graphic Works numbers of the corresponding prints. What Ein- berg acknowledges as “an unchallenged” (9) catalog of the prints ought to have been the sister volume to her catalog of the paintings. Trump In Self-Portrait with Pug (1749, no. 194, p. 284n, figure 5), the dog...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 104–109.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of Venus and Vulcan. (Zoffany also graphi- cally separates Venus from her Vulcan.) It is most likely, however, that the addition of the flageolet is an example of Zoffany’s playful control as artist, stamped on the picture in the signature of his dog, Roma, bottom center, with eyes fixed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
... been fortunate in evading hunters: “Taint, in this context, means to leave a scent, to become vulnerable to pur- suing dogs. A creature leaves more scent on dewy mornings than on dry ones” (58). Notwithstanding this definition of taint, the line cuts both ways. On the one hand, Tiney never knew...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
... backwards toward a hatch, dramatizing the force of the strike. The combatants are slightly larger than the onlookers, implying that the artist is trying to make this scene seem a larger-­than-­life struggle. Daniel Dodd’s illustration of Lieutenant Bowling defending Rod- erick from a pack of dogs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... economy of nature drew his attention to the fact that Selborne was itself a crossroads for nature’s extensive cir- culation, effected through both human commerce and natural migration. In Selborne, White observes the presence in his parish of such exotics as Oriental goldfish, a Chinese dog,32 German...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 70–94.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Elizabeth Bennet and Miss Bingley were both aware. And just as horses and dogs were being bred true to various types, the differentiation of the laboring from the polite was being sought and encouraged to emphasize the perception of different breeds of humans...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 74–81.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and usually effective procedure known as couching on a young adolescent, William Taylor, who had been born blind, A Variable Account of Bl indness 7 7 to remove his cataracts. The young man after the procedure had not been able to distinguish his dog from his cat without first touching them, and Cheselden...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that in the Debates he had taken “care that the WHIG DOGS should not have the best of it,” which hardly sounds like Brobdingnagian detachment (Hill, Johnsonian Miscellanies, 1:379). As Kaminksi and Hoover point out, however, it is difficult to know which mongrels Johnson has in mind here—Walpole’s guard dogs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 118–122.
Published: 01 September 2015
... calls “legendary Swiftiana”: “Here, neither Swift nor Stella is made a bastard,” he writes; “Swift does not say, ‘My uncle gave me the education of a dog’; Dryden does not say, ‘Cousin Swift, you will never be a poet’; and Temple does not seat Swift and Stella at the servants’ table.”1 Despite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 January 2009
... is “the figure of mourning”—alone, self- absorbed, set in a natural scene. In Wedgwood stoneware, she is accompanied by simply a tree and her pet dog. From 1790 through the 1820s, however, illus- trators turn their attention to the conclusion of the Maria episode to empha- size “Maria rescued.” She...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., it is discovered and read aloud to everyone present. The coffeehouse patrons hardly know how to interpret the apparently nonsensical inventory of “Hints” that contains such strange items as “Childermas-day­ , Saltseller, House-­Dog, Screech-­Owl, Cricket,” “Lion by Trade a Tailor,” and “Face half Pict half...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 214–224.
Published: 01 April 2001
... accompanied by a dog that became a Parisian celeb- rity.3 He made time for occasional literary exercises, such as an Essai historique et critique sur le duel;4 and in 1825, at the end of his life, he pub- Eighteenth-Century Life 25 (Spring 2001): 214–224 © 2001...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 45–57.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., it has recently been argued,2 Dampier seeks to reclaim the “Eng- lish” identity that his buccaneering had forfeited, much as another famous West Country sea dog, Captain Henry Morgan, was able to refashion himself through the deputy governorship of Jamaica...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... their genitals as hunting dogs. The clown drops his breeches: “To her,” he cries at his rigid member, “to her, Towzer.” For her part, the young woman knows how to manage the situation: 200   Eighteenth-Century Life The Nymph, in a Heat, Ne’er stood to debate, Resolving to manage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 109–114.
Published: 01 January 2022
... their texts. And while some adversarial Whigs such as John Dennis were hyper-attuned to the Jacobite dog whistle, liable to be set barking by even the most innocuous of texts, there can be little doubt that authors such as Pope expected their friends in the Jacobite underworld to discover local seditious...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
... that they caught dogs and bandicoots and circum- Captivity and Captivation: Gullivers in Brobdingnag 129 cised them, knowing that this would incense their captors because Moslems regard dogs as unclean. The action brought further punishment, but Bristow felt it was justified because “compelling us...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... to inscribe him in the “volume of honour” (271). Like the dog, horse, and livestock breeders whose activities at the turn of the nineteenth century were establishing the breeds we recognize today, Sir Walter values particular species characteristics—he admires his eldest daughter for “being very...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., which prov’d very useful to our Surgeons for Fomentations” (135). He also describes the island’s seals, which are “so surly, that they’ll not move out of the way, but like an angry Dog run at a Man, tho he have a good Stick to beat them”; others are similar to “Sea-Dogs or Seals, but have another...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 88–93.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Louise Pratt, Travel Writing and Transculturation (New York: Routledge, 1992). 2. See the work of Anne Salmond and Nicholas Thomas, including their most recent work: Anne Salmond, The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas (London: Allen Lane, 2003), and Nicholas Thomas...