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Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 4. Detail of Oh Myeonghang's finished portrait, 1751 (figure 3), showing his darkened, pockmarked skin and the discolored whites of his eyes. It has been suggested that his unhealthy appearance foreshadows his death, probably due to cirrhosis, less than a year after the 1728 revolt More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 103–111.
Published: 01 September 2000
...* John Barrell. Imagining the King’s Death: Figurative Treason, Fantasies of Regi- cide 1793–1796. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xvii + 737. $115. ISBN 0-19-811292-0. There has been something of a gap in scholarly treatments, historical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 126–139.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. xii + 291. 9 ills . $65 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay Figures of  Impropriety and the Joys of Female Community Toni Bowers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... A fruitful way of examining this issue is by focusing on the figure of the shoemaker, a character who often appears in popular culture as a noisy, irreverent, and vigorous defender of liberty. Scholars have long associated the proverbial political radicalism of shoemakers with occupational qualities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sumptuous cultural history of the gardens, this article concludes with a closer look at a version of the print that has only recently come to light. Part of the Paul Mellon Collection housed at the Yale Center for British Art, this image, perhaps a trial version, contains a surprising figure that is absent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... figure of the first half of the century. Tracing Lady Mary's publication in miscellanies over the course of the eighteenth century offers the opportunity to compare a poet's current reputation with her reputation among her peers. This article follows the miscellany publication of some of Lady Mary's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... at the heart of Haywood’s work should advance recognition of the author as a figure worthy of serious and sustained interest. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 R Eliza Haywood’s The Fortunate Foundlings: A Jacobite Novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of that population during that period, documenting its resilience and energy as it mapped itself onto the landscape of that city. To recover this information, however, requires a different mode of reading, one that focuses on the “ground,” or background detail of the joke, rather than its “figure,” the material...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Noelle Dückmann Gallagher This essay reflects on the critical fortunes of Restoration panegyric. It argues that while panegyric literature held a prominent position in Restoration and eighteenth-century culture, its features—especially its frequent use of figures like apostrophe and prosopopoeia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and undignified personal detail. In Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat; alias The Progress of Curiosity; alias A Birthday Ode; alias Mr Whitbread's Brewhouse (1787), Peter diagnoses the opposite problem in Thomas Warton's celebration of King George III, which treats an essential trivial figure as if he were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., and progress. The discourse on grafting helped authors articulate their understandings of the merits or faults of civilization, just as it also allowed them to define good civic participation and ideal forms of stewardship of the land. Furthermore, insofar as grafts could be read as figures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... wrote in bold colors and began experimenting with genres, incorporating influences that would be developed later in the Victorian novel. She can be seen as a pivotal figure straddling the two periods, building on the conventions of the eighteenth-century novel and carrying them forward. This paper aims...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Rachel Mann Through the figures of Jane Barker, a gentlewoman who lived from 1652 to 1732, and whose work was both circulated in manuscripts as well as print, and Robert Hooke, curator to the Royal Society, this essay shows that experimental science and manuscript culture were premised...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and other Learned Men, and Famous Divines, . . . Together with the Livelie Effigies of most of the Eminentest of them cut in Copper. The term “effigy” is a Janus word, meaning both a representation of a specific deceased individual as a celebratory memorial marker, and as a hated figure intended...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... that The Spectator functions as a provocative inquiry into ideology rather than a vehicle for Whiggish politics through a narrative point of view that responds to the characters and settings it encounters, most significantly the figure of the country magistrate. The Spectator ’s adoption of the magistrate’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 217–235.
Published: 01 January 2024
... book is relatively sparse, including several dozen entries made over an eight‐year period, it illuminates a profound curiosity about the figurative affordances of commonplace books. In the Essays upon Epitaphs , his longest and most sustained work of literary criticism, Wordsworth develops a deeply...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
... Thomas Babington Macaulay’s much repeated description of a “nabob” as a man with “an immense fortune, a tawny complexion, a bad liver, and a worse heart” certainly captures the imagination, but does little to articulate the complexities of this despised eighteenth-century figure.1 For the first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Palatium , was probably authored by a Cistercian father resident in the monastery. 5 It features the four cardinal virtues—Temperantia (temperance), Prudentia (prudence), Justitia (justice), Fortitudo (fortitude)—and the figure Theologia (theology). These allegorical characters express their joy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
....” To look more deeply into these drafts is to see some emerging elements of the great poem Falconer was soon to compose. First among these is the growing frequency of allusions to the figure of “Arion,” the Greek mythological poet-singer saved from a watery grave by dolphins enchanted by the lyric beauty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Dividends due on French Stock to time of sale remitted by Mess rs Lafitte & Co 62 68.12.9 260.16.2 [signed] Alfred Turner Executor Figure 1. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. Figure 1. Frances Burney's...
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