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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Pokucia, near Chialiez, he was the son of impoverished and untitled Polish gentry, and the third of six children, three of whom were dwarfs. When he was nine, after his father’s death, he was adopted fi rst by the Starostina de Caorliz, the local governmental representative, and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Life Here Marvel’s trademark style augments Marianne’s first impressions, com- plete with the sexual dimorphism that is standard in Superman comics — ​the rescued damsel dwarfed by the hero’s broad-­shouldered silhouette. As an art form, comics tend to magnify through simplification...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., parterres, fields, and a range of mountains, but what might have been a conventional country-house painting has been altered by the subsequent superimposition of collage figures of horsemen, hounds, and various stags that flow across the landscape, dwarfing the house itself and creating a surreal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... introducing the Red Cross Knight and Una, accom- panied by the lamb and Una s dwarf, captioned A lovely Ladie rode him faire beside (1:4, l. 28) (figure 1a).24 The knight casts a protective glance at Una, who, together with the dwarf and lamb, constitute a trope that is repeatedly disrupted by evil tempters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... expletive. Lunardi’s letters had a heroic focus on the human figure, a speck on the earth, perhaps, but not dwarfed by the divine. In promoting new human achievements, however, aeronautic literature disclosed class tensions. With- out the imprimatur of royalty and academicians, and without much...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the poet’s plays in their entirety. The story of how Shakespearean bits were consumed in the eighteenth century has been dwarfed by a critical narrative of bardolatry that privileges the importance of large editions of his works. The endeavors of editors throughout the century were indeed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... publishing a “Swift” gathering, Poems on Several Occasions (which includes “ADVICE to Mr. L—g—n, the Dwarf Fan-Painter, at Tunbridge Wells,” also in FHW, 6:45–48), and Stultus versus Sapientem by Thomas Stu- pidius, better known to us as Henry Fielding. By the end of six volumes over as many years, it...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2007
... speculation was the relationship between these rhetorical poses and the real Pope, the “little Alexander” whose dwarfed and twisted body was exacerbated by the pains of lifelong ill health, whose powerful libido seems never to have been sexually fulfi lled, whose fame as a poet would be dogged by...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 10–30.
Published: 01 September 2002
... In th’ Ocean’s bosom unespy’d, From a small Boat, that row’d along, The listening Winds received this Song. (ll. 1–4) Marvell masterfully describes an experience of nature that dwarfs the human in his “small Boat” in a “remote” and immense ocean...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 66–89.
Published: 01 September 2004
... English vernacular “black maiden hair,” mountain sorrel, various “mosses of the capsulated kind,” sun-dews, dwarf birch and mountain oak, and “wild mountain ash, with red fruit . . . very beautiful . . . when the fruit is ripe; the superstitious use it against witchcraft.” Pronouncing “the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
... entirely writ [sic] in that romantic taste, which prevailed two ages ago — Giants, enchanted castles, dwarfs, palfreys, witches and magicians form the whole circle of the poets’ invention. The celebrated Fion could scarcely move from one hillock to another, without encountering a giant...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... hunchback cripple, and dwarf, and this transformation continued into his later years as his humpback became more pronounced. Early Imitations and Sapho to Phaon How much of his early wild rapture was owing to Pope’s ill health and the violent changes occurring in his physiognomy and his mental...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... table so as to prevent Cleopatra’s action. His outstretched arm and open hand occupy the exact center of the composition, emphasized further by the taut leash and turbaned dwarf below. Seated off on the right, Cleopatra proffers only an elbow and an expression of calm recalcitrance, the drop...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
... the romances of the dark ages, founded on Saracen superstitions, and filled with giants, dwarfs, damsels, and enchanters. (pp. 22–23) This passage reappears almost verbatim, and unattributed, as a footnote added for the second edition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... with an imitation of the negli- gent beauties of rural nature; in the centre of which lies a spot surrounded with a knot of dwarf plane-trees” (1:391). In Pliny’s text, it is not clear what the deliberately designed negligent beauties of rural nature refer to. Are they about the meadow or the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 January 2021
... cave in Rome where a festival was celebrated in ancient times, while a twenty- word article on France s new king Henri II was dwarfed by a three- hundred- word article on Julius Caesar.13 Estienne s emphases persisted, though weakened, in the works of Juigné and Moréri. Convinced anti- Protestants...