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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Bridget Keegan The essay examines the history of poetry written by sailors from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762, 1764 and 1769) inspired many seamen to turn poet and to write about their experiences at sea. Falconer's influence is seen in how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 13–45.
Published: 01 April 2023
...William Jones William Falconer (1732–1770) suffered a catastrophic shipwreck as a young man, which became the subject of his celebrated poem The Shipwreck (1762), with revised and extended editions in 1764 and 1769. He is also the compiler of the Dictionary of the Marine which remained the standard...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Jamie M. Bolker This essay explores how William Falconer's A Universal Dictionary of the Marine exemplifies the “rhetoric of the sea,” which operates according to an inclusive approach to maritime knowledge, which maritime authors adopted in an effort to translate into writing a unique, physical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 66–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Janet Sorensen The power of the shipwreck motif in William Falconer's The Shipwreck derives in part from an oscillation between, on the one hand, the tragic distance of the spectator or reader from the unfolding catastrophe, and, on the other, a sense of immediacy produced by the poem's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson Reading, like sailing, is a durational experience: reading takes place in time and, if a poem is lengthy enough, reading can thwart absorption and make one notice time passing. Reading time therefore offered William Falconer in The Shipwreck (1762) an overlooked resource for tactfully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 87–105.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Julia Banister One month after the publication of his poem on merchant seafaring, The Shipwreck (1762), William Falconer left merchant sailing to become a junior officer in the Royal Navy. In the midcentury, many commentators believed that the Royal Navy's sailors were superior to merchant sailors...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Suvir Kaul Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762) contains substantial passages in which the poet surveys the Greco-Roman cities and ruins visible to sailors as they sail past landmasses in the Mediterranean. This survey of past and present is a reminder of the changing fortunes—the rise and fall...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Sandro Jung This article offers an account of all illustrated editions of William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762), including anthologies such as John Roach's Beauties , that were produced up to the end of the handpress period. It examines both the illustrations of specific scenes or moments from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
...William Jones wrjarion@aol.com Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 The Caird Library at the UK National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, holds a personal logbook (shelf mark BRK/13) kept by Falconer on voyages as chief mate of the merchant ship Vestal in 1760–61. The leaves...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 3. Plate I depicting “naval architecture” in Falconer's Universal Dictionary of the Marine (London: T. Cadell, 1769), sig.B6r–v. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson; Bridget Keegan medson@uwyo.edu bmkeegan@creighton.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. In September 1769, William Falconer (1732–70...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
... broadsides or poems appearing in magazines or newspapers would expand the bibliography substantially. Many authors included below, who began their careers as common sailors like Falconer and who found their way into print, have been selected from Goodridge's work. Since the navy and the merchant marine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., they investigate the distinction between authorial and editorial annotations in shaping how literary history would define the georgic. While their chap- ter offers a broad survey, Bill Jones s chapter on William Falconer s once hugely popular but now neglected maritime georgic, The Shipwreck, traces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
... mother was Lady Katherine Falconer — a strange way to style the daughter of a man whose lordly title came from a seat on the Court of Ses- sion. The Humes were genteel but not noble, although the title Lord Halker- ton came by succession to Hume’s maternal uncle.6 These minor irritants nag one...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that kept chandlers-shops and cheesemongers.” She was found guilty and transported. Between the two extremes of Dr. Johnson’s works and the chapbooks, other titles ended up behind cheese counters. Archibald Hamilton, a very well-known and successful printer of Falcon Court, Fleet Street, was tar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and directness with his figurative stress on stoop- ing to truth, or seizing truth (conventionally portrayed as feminine) in the way a falcon seizes its prey, but in this case a prey that is saved, rescued, in the service of virtue. The image of the falcon here is an important adum- bration of the new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... Like Boate, Rae enthusi- astically promotes a colonial space to a metropolitan audience—in this case, London’s Asylum Life Office—by extolling its wholesomeness. Rae 148   Eighteenth-Century Life is ­lyrical—he quotes John Milton and William Falconer—on the oppor- tunities afforded...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 23–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
... mullets, or a crest on a mount ppr. a falcon rising, belled, or, ducally gorged gules; supporters are two eagles with wings expanded, or ducally crowned gules each charged on the breast with a pair of horsehames tied at the top and bottom ppr. within which is per pale ar. and of the second...