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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... In his seventeenth-century tract The Unloveliness of Lovelocks, William Prynne complains about men who try to pawn other people’s hair off as their own. “Men who weare false Haire, or Periwigs,” he writes, “doe com- monly affi rme, and sweare them to be their owne, (perhaps, upon this evasion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... patterns, non-verbal communication was much more dependent on facial expression.18 Features such as the eyes, the attitude of the head, and the set of the mouth defined the appearance of the face; but head and facial hair also 52 Eighteenth-Century Life determined the impression created.19...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... The final chapter combines literature with practice, and fashion with political action. Cognizant of recent “hair pieces,” like the special issue of Eighteenth-­Century Studies and Lynn Festa’s essay on wigs in Eighteenth- ­C e n t u r y L i f e , Russell claims that the high heads, or big hair...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 116–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of eighteenth-century fiction at the core. They mount dense, difficult arguments about the complex intersections between the history of air and the history of literature. The chapter on Boyle’s researches into the spring of air turns on an ingenious connection between the curled hair of Milton’s Eve...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 32–46.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Saxon kings, he writes, These mercenaries had attained to such a height of luxury, according to the old English writers, that they combed their hair once a day, bathed themselves once a week, changed their cloaths frequently; and by all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
... in the graphic novel on “impossibly buxom she-­heroes.” Sadly, illustrator Petrus merely replaces silicone with collagen. All his pouty and long-­haired Bennet sisters (not just Lydia) seem fitter for a modern shampoo advert than their Georgian setting. Even allowing that his illustration style...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 92–114.
Published: 01 April 2009
... intensification, and pathetic tableau: O, my father! my children! my wife! in one day did I lose you all. These eyes beheld my habitation reduced to ashes, my children massacred in the wantonness of cruelty, in despight of the prayers of my aged father, whose snow-white hairs, whose whole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... priests: ECL27105-Darby.q4.jw 4/14/03 10:56 AM Page 78 78 Eighteenth-Century Life Everywhere else in the world, priests have long hair, but in Egypt they shave their heads. In times of mourning, it is the norm elsewhere for those most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... rather little of his age, with a very thick head of hair exactly resembling wool” and took some of it home. 42 She also inquired how its color had changed with age and how it was cleaned and brushed, observing that his hair is kept very clean, but as it curls amazingly his mother is necessitated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 97–100.
Published: 01 September 2015
...), which was dominated by the religious establishment. Sajdi is quite resourceful in illuminating this little-explored cultural periphery. Our curious barber, she shows, was fortunate enough to open a shop in the center of Damascus and cut the hair of leading religious scholars. The barber’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
.... Figure 4b, right. The lock of Austen’s hair donated by Alberta Burke in 1949. Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. quoise ring (about which, more later) radiate value as treasures in and of themselves.17 Others, such as locks of hair, are coveted as primary relics (figure 4b).18 Even ordinary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... father (Gregory, 57). On the vexed issue of the proper relationship of women and dress, Plymley saved her highest praise for her second sister- in- law Matty. In an obituary on Matty s blameless life, cut short aged forty, Plymley hymned her appeal. Little, lovely, plump, dark- haired, pale- skinned...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 106–113.
Published: 01 April 2010
...- gantly coiffed hair; on the right, a more plainly clad white girl, shown from the back, the sleeve edge of her drapery frayed, perhaps representing her lower economic status; and on the left, kneeling, a black girl. That she is a slave is suggested by the pearls spilling out of her basket and down...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
... non- ­European. Chater usefully reminds us that the terms black and servant were used quite elastically in England before 1800: the former comprised anyone whose complexion was darker than the northern European norm, as well as anyone with black hair; the latter was not restricted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2007
... smooths her hair with automatic hand, And puts a record on the gramaphone [sic]. (Pamela’s Daughters, 259) Needham dates these two excerpts “1766” and “1929,” suggesting that by 1929, “Goldsmith’s law,” as the authors call it throughout the volume, had become obsolete. A woman’s illicit loss...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... the blind.” 4 4 Despite the care with which the legislators sought to close up all loop- holes, the tax on dogs, like those on hats, hair powder, and so on, was immediately singled out in the press. The notion that taxation may over- reach, seizing upon the person rather than the property...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 January 2007
... is of no Price Compar’d to you. Gan. You are Pan mayhap. But that can’t be neither; for I see no Horns upon your Head, nor Hair on your Thighs. Jup. So, according to you, Pan is the supreme Deity. Gan. I always took him for such; and do still. I’m sure there is never a year but we off er to him...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., is attested to this day by many a satisfied European and American sex-tourist.4 As Joseph Pitts noted in the eighteenth century: “men, women and children would flock to see me, and I was much admired for having flaxen hair and being of a ruddy com- plexion. I heard one of them say, ‘Behold! What a pretty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of the pearls and flesh to the whitish blues of dress, a Figure 3. Trevisani, Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra continuum modulated by (1702), detail. the auburn tones of hair, Sir Joshua Reynolds’s Portrait of Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra   4...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 124–129.
Published: 01 September 2010
... confection of teased hair, powder, and feathers, that provoked the most comment. Perhaps, Weber speculates, Marie Antoinette was deliberately bor- rowing from Louis XIV in her attempt to dazzle the court. Weber contends that, lacking any real political power, Marie Antoinette “had chosen to show- case...