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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
... 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, turning individuals into archetypes. In these graphic novels...
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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 (2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., 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 panorama. As this image attests, triangulating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... As with other core subjects, the complimentary-deformities scenario produced intensely topical poems like “The Lucky Dwarf,” sub­titled “the Marriage of a young Lady-Lord to a Carbuncle, Rich Heiress” (1732). There were also long narrative poems like a much-reprinted travesty of Shenstone’s “Pastoral...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., but he provisionally accepted it as a bridge across a gap. Epistolary form enabled aerial imagining; more than any other genre it could move between epic and expletive. Lunardi’s letters had a heroic focus on the human figure, a speck on the earth, perhaps, but not dwarfed by the divine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 10–30.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... (ll. 1–4) Marvell masterfully describes an experience of nature that dwarfs the human in his “small Boat” in a “remote” and immense ocean. In “The Garden,” Marvell’s fantasy of paradise consists of a situation where “The Nectaren, and curious Peach...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... by J. Bromage, near Temple-Bar, also in 1749. Although he flourished for only that year and racks up a mere seven hits on the ESTC, “Bromage” is cred- ited with publishing a “Swift” gathering, Poems on Several Occasions (which includes “ADVICE to Mr. L—g—n, the Dwarf Fan-Painter, at Tunbridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 66–89.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in George Smith of Wigton 7 7 Ray’s Latin botanical classification as well as in 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 September 2022
... as “an idealistic and noble hero.” 32 While the Don does come off as idealistic in the play, his role is dwarfed by Sancho, whose comedy remains low and occasionally violent. Early in the play, a woman hits Sancho, and he threatens to have her burned alive. Another example features an admittedly subtle reference...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2007
... 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 invective for most of his adult life, and whose pugilistic satire seemed at odds with the sensitive man...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... 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 influential; an account of Shakespeare in print during the period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., 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, or being entangled in the circles of a magician. Witches, on broomsticks, were continually...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
... features dwarf the miniature of Oliver Cromwell that he holds to the candle's light. The king's huge, florid face appears in profile, gaping mouth and fleshy lips suggesting an obtuseness that the candle and its dramatically depicted rays will be unable to dissipate. 19 Visible on the miniature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
... he chiefly copied: I mean 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 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- ping...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of this elegant regularity, you are surprised 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., characteristically, appeared on the same page as a more- than- hundred- word article on Lupercal, a 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the Chairman at least between us on the Bench; that it may not be too visible to the Country, what a prodigious Disparity there is in every Respect between us” (17). Whereas General O . is “a brave Spirit, . . . lodged in a large Person” (15), Hay is a dwarf who bears “an insuperable Bashfulness” (7) about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... early poetic imaginary and blended into a new poetic hybrid, Greek and Roman, Latin and Greek, masculine and femi- nine. Pope must have watched in horror as his own beautiful boy’s body metamorphosed in a matter of months into that of a hunchback cripple, and dwarf, and this transformation...