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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 118–124.
Published: 01 September 2014
... , ed. Rivero Albert ., vol. 3 of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Samuel Richardson . ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2011 ). Pp. lxxxviii + 732. 16 illus. $135 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Review Essay First and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 81–86.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., and Richard Brinsley Sheridan . ( Oxford : Oxford Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xiv + 281. 37 ills. $99 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay Uncorking Old Sherry for the Twenty-First Century David A. Brewer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 101–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Review Essay Boss: The First of Hanoverian Scotland’s Three Great Satraps—the Earl of Ilay Bruce P. Lenman University of St. Andrews Roger L. Emerson. An Enlightened Duke: The Life of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., January 2021 doi 10.1215/00982601-8794011 Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 1 2 1 The First Information Age: Women and the Making of the English Literary Canon Susan Carlile California State University, Long Beach Betty Schellenberg. Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture: 1740...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... third of his life, but he was also a translator, a textual scholar, a prodigious letter writer, and in the first major phase of his career, a love poet depicting young women in love, such as Sapho, Eloise, the Unfortunate Lady, and Belinda, often focusing on erotic rapture and death. From about 1728...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...David E. Shuttleton The Scottish poet Dr. Thomas Blacklock (1720-90) is often cited as the first professional man of letters to recognize the poetic achievements of Robert Burns. As Burns later recalled to John Moore, it was a letter from Blacklock in late 1786 praising the “Kilmarnock Poems” that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in her journals for 1786 and 1787, some of which are made widely available for the first time in the new edition of the court journals, not as egotistical or compensatory, but rather as evidence of the dilemmas Burney felt she had to deal with as a single woman in a particular context, dilemmas that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Catherine Craft-Fairchild Maria Edgeworth, in her novel Harrington (1817), was one of the first proponents of religious and cultural tolerance of the small but growing Jewish population in Great Britain. Edgeworth suggested that the best method of counteracting the irrational biases reinforced by...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the office of British first minister in the person of his son, William Petty, second Earl of Shelburne. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Peerage Patronage London Parliament Petty • Irish or English? The Rise and Rise of John...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... notoriety, traded sex for money. Reexamining a portrait already well known for its aesthetic, thematic, and cultural complexities, this essay considers first Reynolds's reworking of the Trevisani original and the Pliny account that inspired it. Then it reroutes all of the portrait's intricately connected...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Amy Dunagin The first two sustained efforts to chronicle the history of English music were conducted independently during the 1710s and 1720s by Thomas Tudway and Roger North. They wrote in the context of the escalating popularity of Italian opera in England. Their histories also resonated with...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
... before the Marriage Act of 1753 in England and Wales, especially the notorious clandestine marriage trade of London, I argue that there is a strong suggestion throughout that Sarah may not be simply a discarded mistress, but actually the rake's first wife. By contemplating ways in which the moral lesson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... antiquarianism and its male-only membership. Analysis of the specific agencies behind the publication of the society's history in Literary Anecdotes shows that these areas of difference were crucial to the process by which the society became a fixture in the literary record. By the beginning of the twenty-first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Leah Orr Critics have long discussed the conversion narrative in the first Crusoe volume as being a paradigm of an individual’s journey from sin to salvation. In the latter two volumes, however, Crusoe questions his initial conversion and eventually rejects his peaceful conclusions from volume 1 in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Louise Curran Over the course of the eighteenth century, Milton's place in the British poetic canon was both contested and established. The first scholarly editions of Paradise Lost were printed, and the full range of his verse—both in form and content—was frequently imitated as well as discussed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Claudine van Hensbergen The Works of the Earls of Rochester and Roscommon was one of the most popular poetic miscellanies of the eighteenth century, with more than twenty editions published. Rochester's verse filled the entire first volume, a prominence that proclaimed his importance as the...
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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 (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... parodies set to old tunes and prose extracts haranguing the new administration and promoting amputation with Swiftian gusto. One of the problems facing twenty-first-century readers is how to get a handle on what exactly is being satirized. In order to gain a fuller understanding of how this collection and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 37–64.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Paul Tankard Samuel Johnson was interested in encyclopedias, and in his own lifetime, encyclopedias were interested in him. This essay examines five eighteenth-century encyclopedias: Rees's revision of Chambers' Cyclopaedia (1778-86), Kippis's revised Biographia Britannica (1777-93), and the first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Richard Frohock First published in Dutch in 1678, Alexander Exquemelin's Buccaneers of America ( Americaensche Zee-Rovers ) presented European readers with a novel and shockingly candid portrait of the international band of sea rovers operating throughout the Caribbean and along the coastlines of...