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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... points to a per- formative realm stimulating the imagination, much in the same way that funeral invitations often boasted complex images inscribed with memento Literar y Ephemera 3 mori symbolism or visual narratives that would represent the funeral pro- ceedings. Though such tickets were important...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
... noteworthy surveys of English death, such as the work of Ralph Houlbrooke, Ruth Richardson, Esther Schor, Clare Gittings, Peter C. Jupp, and Julian Litten, along with historian Paul S. Fritz’s work on the eighteenth-century funeral and undertaking trade, but a dedicated volume of the history of death...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in state. In a recent study, Sarah Tarlow notes that in the case of early modern royal funerals the effigy, rather than the natural body, was normally the center of funerary attention: it was the royal effigy, not the biological body, which lay in state and was given a full state funeral. She argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2003
... on the “Siege of Vienna Raised by John Sobieski,” from Poems Dedicated to National Independence and Liberty (1816).17 “The Cross shall spread, the Crescent hath waxed dim,” says Wordsworth, whose last line turns on “veni, deus vicit” (1.12). John had an elaborate funeral in Rome in 1696,18 designed, as were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
... 3 5 few relatives attended the unpublicized 5:00 a.m. funeral service for “the unfortunate victim of a most natural sensibility.” Hardy was wrong about her given names, and he mistakenly identi- fi ed the commissioner who completed the formalities as Romain Armand Legretz (who had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 140–150.
Published: 01 April 2013
... acquire a collective and political dimension. He wants to boast that Greek happiness, unlike our more paltry version, “took concrete political form in an institution” (452), but the institution that he submits for our consider- ation, the funeral oration, is agonizingly slight and not in any...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of Chatham, an antipathy that commenced in 1766 when Chatham’s maneuvering blunted the effect of Portland’s resignation as Lord Chamberlain. His hatred increased to the degree that, after Chatham’s death on 11 May 1778, Portland “could not bear the thought of attending the public funeral in his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... a prominent place to female aristocrats and gentlewomen (they make up 78 of the 230 entries), amongst whom are a number of literary and learned women. The tone of the compilation is strongly influenced by its reliance on funeral sermons, and Wilford concedes that the eulogistic nature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... fifty or so individuals, many of whom received legacies. The domiciles of beneficiaries—including Antwerp, Bayonne, Bordeaux, Madrid, Nantes, and Paris—suggest the geographical scope of his business interests. Named friends were asked to be pallbearers, or simply to attend his funeral...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2019
... for Siddons, who encountered specific barriers as a woman. She received no state funeral, as Reynolds and Garrick had, McPherson tells us (175). And she was not hon- ored when she left the stage (1812) in the way that Garrick had been or in the way her brother John Philip Kemble (1757 1823) would be when...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... “was a method of employ- ing the mind, without the labour of thinking at all” (Boswell’s Life, And, near the end of his life, on hearing French horns being played during a funeral procession, he observed: “This is the ‹rst time that I have ever been a¦ected by musical sounds” (Boswell’s Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
... The Epic of America brings to light Graydon Regenos’s 1948 English translation of the Rusticatio Mexicana and translates for the first time a funeral declamation, Marian ode, and sonnet by Rafael Landívar. One can appreciate the value Laird places on examining “direct products of colonial situation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 47–62.
Published: 01 April 2001
... commingled in the ultimate irony of life that is death. A “clever sort of man,” this Dyer, who dies having finally experi- enced, or learned, what pain is. A brief “epilogue” recounts the funeral (pp. 335–37). The Smollettian “Tabitha” is present, and Sterne’s master...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 101–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reaches his conclusions, but clearly, this has to be a “life and times” biography, because the context has often to be used to illuminate what must have been going on in the mind of the core personality. The book is organized in three parts, starting, oddly enough, with Ilay’s funeral, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2008
...” has been triggered by Wordsworth’s reading of the Prelude; its personifications echo the despair, indignation, neglect, scorn, and want that terrorize Chatter- ton. What Wordsworth managed to coax into fruition — hopes and fears, youth into manhood — have turned into a funeral wreath...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 67–95.
Published: 01 April 2003
... neither wound. Hearts so sincere th’Almighty saw well pleas’d, Sent his own lightning, and the Victims seiz’d. (462–63) This is an elegant compliment comparing the awkward demise of this young pair with the funeral rites of eastern lovers placed together on the same pyre to prevent either...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 82–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
...- Women s Records of the Court of George III and Queen Charlot te 8 9 ably spectacular events such the murder of Spencer Percival (140), or William Pitt s funeral (70), an occasion that led her denounce Pitt s brother-in-law, Lord Stanhope, as yet another man who shamelessly abused his first wife, in her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
... preached Rowe’s funeral sermon in 1737.19 The appearance of a local nonconformist minister in a London- produced collection of poetry points to the way in which dissenting circles had a wide sphere of influence beyond a specific area or region. How- ever, it may...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 1 2 Eighteenth-Century Life anecdote, St. John visited Dryden when he was composing “Alexander’s Feast,” and both Trumbull and St. John are also thought to have been among the mourners at Dryden’s funeral in 1700.6 St. John’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 April 2011
... enterprises was the publication of his father’s collection of “funeral discourses . . . to remind us of our mortality and fading state,” under the title The House of  Weeping (1682); the second sermon in the first volume of Sterne’s collected sermons is “The House of Feasting and the House of Mourning...