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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to the physical health of its characters, such as Fanny’s mild smallpox in childhood, Mr. Norbert’s “flimsy consumptive texture,” and Mr. Crofts’s aggressive sexual impotence. We see these facets of the novel as being consistent with Cleland’s regular concern, evident from his letters, for the health of his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Lesley Thulin In Deformity: An Essay (1754), William Hay offers an autobiographical account of his life as a hunchbacked member of the House of Commons, followed by an appendix, titled “My Case,” which details an experimental health regimen he adopted to treat the more quotidian ailment of chronic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and yellow—which existed within bodies in some more or less sustainable balance; if one became predominant, or somehow corrupted, those bodies would fall out of health. Such thinking adapted itself to conceptual and contextual shifts, but was still highly current in the West in the late sev- enteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
... in ill health: “I cannot be so good a christian as to be willing to resign my own happiness here, for hers in another life” (Works, p. 143). Guided by the stipulation in the “General Reg- ulations” against propositions that “offend pious ears” (Pérez-Marchand, p...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 137–144.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., such as new commodities and their com- mercialization, to the cultural, in this case a history that examines educated eaters’ attitudes toward sociability and health.2 The first of these chapters, “Intestinal Struggles,” is built around the interface of diet, lifestyle, religion, and politics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of concerns over healthful diets, meat-­induced diseases, cultural and religious taboos, or the ecology in general than Tristram Stuart’s richly documented and fascinating Bloodless Revolution (henceforth BR). Those of us familiar with the surge of interest in meatless diets during the Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of healthy teeth for mastication, but insistently call attention to their impor- tance for how one speaks— which has social implications— and for what is usually dubbed “the ornament of the mouth” or “the ornament of the face.”12 Taking the health benefits of sound teeth for granted, Fauchard emphasizes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... almost indivisible in the public imagination. Not all travel was conceived of this way. But the most famous contemporary version of travel, the educational Grand Tour undertaken by young gen- tlemen, came to be seen as a real risk to public health. Although the tour was an essential element of a well...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- edly shows us that the well-off may be a source of aid, especially in emer- gencies, but only to those who have earned such aid through diligent, even health-shattering, attention to the interests of their “employers.” The poor have security, then, as long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... deep into the night.8 Despite her ill health, she wrote hymns, kept busy fundraising for Sunday schools, and even supported gypsy rights (Menagh, “Life,” I believe that Marianne’s pursuits should not be seen as antithetical to those of the Bluestockings, as Menagh argues (“Life,” but rather...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2021
... trade itself offered various solutions to readers who had problems accessing print for health or other reasons. Large- print and non- conventional formats designed for reader access, we learn, were one; reading aloud to those who could not due to disability or illness was another. Arguably the most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Mothers and Wet-nurses The relative freedom with which both mothers and wet-nurses drank gin was a source of particular concern among those groups who sought to reform the morals of the nation’s working poor. This was ostensibly be- cause distilled spirits threatened the health and development...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Johnson ran the MCR until 1844, when his health began to fail. He died aged sixty-nine in 1845 and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 39, Number 1, January 2015  doi 10.1215/00982601-2834166 Copyright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... emphasizes vulnerability and innocence, qualities associated with new understandings of childhood and child development to which I will return later in this essay. Eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century treatises on childcare discussed the healthful benefits of sleep. Long periods of sleep during infancy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... century, but Slop’s reference provides the key to the vital ques- tion of whether the young Tristram lost his foreskin. In today’s global village, when circumcision of young males (for “health” or “family” reasons) is still common in some English-speaking countries...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
...; and the place of accidents in mentali- ties. This book makes valuable contributions on a wide range of topics, includ- ing medicine, crime, providentialism, suicide, occupational health, urban life, cheap print, and much more. As that list and the book s focus will suggest, this is grim history. A com- pact...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 23–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
... by which ye Vaudois whom he had expell’d in 86, forc’d back into their country.5 The King of Spain was never so considerable nor never made so much noise as att present; every body for different reasons concern themselves in his health: and his death whenever it happens will make him talk’d of which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2006
... benevolent pic- ture of prison oversight by the magistrates, but we do not know how eff ec- tive the interventions of the justices were. We should not accept their reso- lutions as evidence that they really solved the problems complained of. It is likely that the justices tried to preserve the health...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
... suggesting that eighteenth-century conduct books aim “at making socially desirable behaviour automatic, a matter of self-control, causing it to appear in the consciousness of the individual as the result of his own free will, and in the interests of his own health...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Green Sage and Wild Thyme.—These were sure decreed As plants of Britain to regale her sons With native moisture, more refreshing sweet, And more profuse of health and vigor’s balm, Than all the stems that India can boast. (p. 176...