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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Adam Komisaruk Critics from the eighteenth century to the present have largely agreed in portraying Erasmus Darwin as an apostle of sexual liberation. One of Darwin’s career-long themes, that erotic love unifies the visible universe and the invisible, reaches its apotheosis in The Botanic Garden...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Sandra J. Burr The College of William & Mary 2000 111 — Review Essay — Inspiring Lunatics: Biographical Portraits of the Lunar Society’s Erasmus Darwin...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Her response to the zoological texts of the naturalist Erasmus Darwin elucidates her disapproval of Smith's (and Darwin's) poetic borrowings as examples of degenerative, stylistic hybrids. This study thus explores the tendency of Seward and her contemporaries to think in terms of interrelations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 3–13.
Published: 01 April 2008
... readers that precisely anticipates both Pope’s under- standing of Homer’s ancient textual transmission and the critical symbols that he used in his Shakespear  : the Adagia of Erasmus. Among the mass of sayings that Erasmus collected in the Adagia is one apparently taken from ancient Greek...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
... later adds another category —his favorable attitude toward Erasmus. Sacrilegious use of scripture is defined in the “General Regulations for the Index,” under Rule XVI, which summarizes a number of criteria for expurgating writings. One of these warns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and the early Priestley, on the other. The Epicurean notion of sensation as effluvial hydraulics was heavily weighted to the latter side, inclining Erasmus Darwin to believe that if “an idea of perception [is] a part of the extremity of nerve, of touch, or sight stimulated into action, [then] that part...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 106–113.
Published: 01 April 2010
... to suggest faces aglow with artificial light- ing in such portraits as Charles Goore (University of Liverpool Art Gallery) and his son-in-law Thomas Staniforth (Tate Gallery, London), or using bright pink and ochre complexion tones in his 1770 portrait of Erasmus Darwin, (Darwin College, University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 1–42.
Published: 01 April 2000
... [The rotten bellows, and the spirit of Erasmus [The rotten...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
... link Seward to her peers William Hayley and Erasmus Darwin, eminently respectable poets whose reputations had gone into steep decline as wartime tastes in poetry had veered back toward simplicity. When in the same year Scott described Seward’s verse as “absolutely execrable” in a letter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... if seamlessly incorporated, most forms of poetical plagiarism like those in Erasmus Darwin s Zoonomia (1794), which included some of Seward s own poetry, and those in Smith s poetry failed to adhere to a unity of style, thus creating hybrid poetic monsters. Bailes reads Seward s critique of Smith...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2005
... his writings, and that in passing.9 His only published reference to Pyrrho is the Dictionary etymology of Pyrrhonism. After centuries of neglect, however, the ancient skeptics enjoyed a revival early in the sixteenth century. Erasmus invoked skeptical arguments in his battle with Luther...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Erasmus Reich to publish “a Vol:e or two of select Letters” (Richardson to Bradshaigh, 19 November 1757).1 As this correspondence demonstrates, Richardson was attracted by the proposal to translate his manuscript letters to print, but was also tentative. He was mercilessly parodied for the use...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 January 2009
... at where one is, a classicism that enjoins one always to be modern” (103). The point of reading Cornwallis or Cowley now, as it was of reading Cicero or Erasmus then, is not for historical recon- struction but for present and future use. Essayists seldom digested their authors whole: recall...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
...).49 Shakespeare’s own gravitation towards the proverbial is symptomatic of the sixteenth-century education process.50 Erasmus, in the education textbook On the Method of Study, advises that students “carefully observe when reading writers . . . ​if there is any adage, historical parallel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2003
... character often signals a revolution in the narrative. This is literally the case with Luther: his crucial defiance of the authority of the church is the self-conscious repudiation of his identity as a monk and the assumption of the “character of a reformer” (5:310). Erasmus, by con...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... images of Hugh Diamond in order to promote study of the features of the mad and the stupid.3 Yet, for all its originality and lasting influence, Bell’s work also had historical prece- dents.4 Writing in the 1790s, for example, Erasmus Darwin had opined, The vascular system of other animals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 110–116.
Published: 01 January 2018
... emphasize conceptions of the local and global as loops, circuits, and flows, for instance Robert Mitchell’s description of the terra-forming desires of Erasmus Darwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley, who suggested that nature was “global and malleable,” a “matter of flows that can be redirected” (200...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... poetics of letter collections.” Louise Curran concentrates on the correspondence between Richard- son and Lady Dorothy Bradshaigh exchanged between November 1757 and July 1758. These letters are concerned with a proposal from the Leipzig bookseller Phillipp Erasmus Reich to publish Richardson’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... and annotation Andrew Ward (Manchester: Clinamen, 1999). Pp. xxii + 168. $35 paper. ISBN 1-903083-00-1 Irlam, Shaun. Elations: The Poetics of Enthusiasm in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Stanford: Stanford Univ., 1999). Pp. 284. $49.50. ISBN 0-8047-3541-7 King-Hele, Desmond. Erasmus Darwin: A Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and the wider community. Reprints of Erasmus Darwin’s poetic pref- ECL26313-Ridley.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:37 PM Page 209 Continental Shift in an Enlightenment Paradigm 209 ace to the Voyage that claim it was inspired by Wedgwood’s tableau do so because...