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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Jennie Batchelor The College of William & Mary 2004 “Industry in Distress”: Reconfiguring Femininity and Labor in the Magdalen House Jennie Batchelor University of Southampton Relieving...
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Published: 01 January 2022
Figure 1. Plan of the House and Gardens of Stowe , engraved by J. S. Muller, from Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens (London: John Rivington, 1766). More
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. Interior of Castletown House print room, County Kildare, Ireland. Courtesy of Castletown House and Parklands, Office of Public Works/Davison and Associates. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Burney at Twickenham, often, in fact, possibly even permanently as a daughter-in-law. Invitations to visit Cambridge house and the family estate at Twickenham Meadows, near Richmond Bridge, were frequent during the years between the first meeting of Richard Owen and his son George Owen Cambridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Fugitive Pieces in Verse and Prose (1758), which he presents as “trifles” and “idlenesses”—to his supposedly “diminutive” house, which he called “a paper Fabric and an assemblage of curious Trifles, made by an insignificant Man.” In this essay, I will read the practice of extra-illustration against...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in recent years to the complexities of exhibition space, this essay extends that discussion out from walls of Somerset House to the streets of Westminster as it refigures the homologies of monumental art and the differentials of caricature in terms of the political authority to which they referred...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... an idea of nature as full of wonders to one in which nature is a treasure-house of loot and knowledge. Whereas the Restoration had embraced the new definition of a scholar-collector as a gentleman who contributed to the public good, by the midcentury, collectors seemed self-absorbed and deluded. Yet...
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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 (2019) 43 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Dialogues were revised last minute to include a response to David Hume’s History of England under the House of Tudor (1759) and explores how Hurd’s Letters on Chivalry and romance engages with the James Macpherson Ossian controversy of the 1760s. It examines the challenge that the recovery of a supposedly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Andrew Lincoln This essay considers works published by two women writers as Britain was preparing for hostilities against revolutionary France in 1793: a Fast Day sermon, Sins of Government, Sins of the Nation , published anonymously by Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith’s novel The Old Manor House...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... observers within the larger scientific knowledge-building enterprise that drew from the diffusion of Enlightenment classificatory systems, overseas exploration, and trade. This article brings to light four understudied eighteenth-century female empiricists: the mistress of Hardwick House, Whitchurch...
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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 (2024) 48 (1): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Chip Badley; Sydney Coleman; Deena Al-halabieh; Lacey Johnson; Rachael Scarborough King; Jaucqir LaFond; John Henry Merritt In this essay, the authors use an archival collection housed at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Library Special Research Collections to examine how the concept...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of embroidery.” Thus wrote Horace Walpole to Lady Ossory in 1785 describing a visit to the Prince of Wales’ new London residence, Carlton House.1 This dis- missive comment was to be among the last Walpole ever made about a designer whom he had known for over twenty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Figure 1. Interior of Castletown House print room, County Kildare, Ireland. Courtesy of Castletown House and Parklands, Office of Public Works/Davison and Associates. ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 66    6 7 Privy Council, ministers, Parliament, and law courts. It was also a com- mercial hub of the first order, the center of burgeoning international trade networks. Irish peers and gentry might be found in Somerset House...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... active disposition,” whose conduct “was a perfect model of sense, prudence, and spirit; [she] furnished several houses, supported a style of living supe- rior to any family whatever in Ireland, and with all this improved his [the first earl’s] fortune.”10 And it is clear that Lady Kerry did...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Anne Barbeau Gardiner The College of William & Mary 2001 Dryden, Bower, Castlemaine, and the Imagery of Revolution, 1682–1687 In 1683, when details of the Rye House Plot emerged, there was a sharp swing of public opinion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
... by reading Copley’s visual rendition as applying the conventions of history painting to the more immediate written descriptions of events in the House of Lords on 7 April 1778.2 What has not been scrutinized with much attention are the written accounts themselves nor the process by which they evolved...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 86–100.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., their Majesties, and retinue, made an excursion [from Lyndhurst] through the Forest to Beaulieu, and partook of a repast at Beaulieu House. This property was owned by George Montagu (1712 90), first Duke of Montagu of the second creation, who served as constable and governor of Windsor Castle from 1752 until...