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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... In The Task and several other works, Cowper depicts himself as a benevolent caretaker who generously provides shelter, food, and protection for his apparently grateful pet hares, but this representation of pet keeping coexists uneasily with the more skeptical and impartial accounts of interspecies hospitality...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
...” since the Reformation; and second, how to represent people who had been celebrated in their own time, but not in the biographer's later generation. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 celebrity impartiality national worth biography secret history Eighteenth- Century Life Volume...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- teenth century, its values of disinterestedness, impartiality, and objectivity have come to seem outmoded if not hopelessly naïve. We are so accustomed to see- ing aesthetic disinterest as a fig leaf concealing the nakedness of self-­interest and ideological partiality, that it has become all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... aware- ness of the sheer power of illusion to the reader he both addresses and creates as an “impartial spectator.” Smith’s imagined internal spectator is not taken in by the fascination that draws everyone else, or the eyes of the world; turning away from such illusions suggests a new form...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 108–114.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- ator, who, however impartial, has a story to tell and an audience to convince. All narratives are an act of poïesis, a making or allowing to be, and poets are, as Hume remarks at one point, “liars by profession,” always endeavoring “to give an air of truth to their fictions.”2 Even though placed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 26–52.
Published: 01 April 2013
... as enlightening and radicalizing readers. As Nigel Leask has demonstrated in his own analysis of telegraphic technology, the utopian potential of telegraphic communication raises important questions over its status as a communicative medium. Should it be considered an objective, impartial transmitter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
...; but to appreciate this we have to know what happened next. Three months after it appeared, Upton’s edition was the subject of an anonymous sixpenny pamphlet, An Impartial Estimate of the Reverend Mr. Upton’s Notes on the Fairy Queen (London: R. Baldwin), which has attracted no substantive critical notice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 54–60.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., as a Highlander, he was refused the impartial treatment that he deserved as a British citizen. Wickman explores the formal and thematic reverberations of this trial in Scott’s Rob Roy and Stevenson’s Kidnapped and Catriona, in all of which juridical knowledge is haunted by the witness testimony character...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Life for their extremely helpful comments, to Cedric Reverand for his generous critical and editorial advice, and to Emily Guier and Jason Kirkmeyer for their copyediting labors. 1. Great Britain, Parliament, An Impartial Report of the Debates that Occur in the Two Houses of Parliament...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of an author’s identity and the part of the work that truly mattered, here elevates the opinions of the assembled chatterers and allows them to have the “final” say on the quality of Swift’s character. The juxtaposition of the historical information with the impartial deliverer’s apparent ignorance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 January 2021
... en parler avec cette liberté qui est l âme de la critique17 In other words, one could not treat the living impartially for fear of offending them. In fact, encyclopedists dreaded complaints from subjects relatives Ð which When Histor y Caught Up with Histor ians 5 1 risked being angrier...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 32–46.
Published: 01 April 2001
... volumes of his History, Hume treats the church’s “en- croachments” on civil authority with an irony and indignation that be- long more properly to the Swiftian satirist than to the impartial historian Hume had earlier claimed to be, and was, in light of his Stuart volumes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 118–122.
Published: 01 September 2015
... it another way, Damrosch asks us to question everything and thereby make sense of how the accumulated speculation that surrounds the life and myths of one of the period’s greatest satirists impacts upon our appreciation of his works. Again, it is through an impartial, informed engagement...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of view which has no direct personal involvement with the outrage: and the clear function is to give independent and impartial affi rmation of her growing goodness.” 47 It is not Belford’s point of view alone that matters in Richardson’s Tragedy and Editorial Heroism 17...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 157–161.
Published: 01 April 2016
... perspicuously shows such “second-order spectator- ship” to be at work in an array of sentimental phenomena, including Shaftes- bury’s injunction to “Divide yourself Smith’s “impartial spectator,” ­Schiller’s 160   Eighteenth-Century Life notion of “mixed feeling,” Sterne’s self-conscious narrators...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... circles round that little sun. It is demonstrable that the scratches are going everywhere impartially and it is only your candle which produces the flattering illusion of a concentric arrangement, its light falling with an exclusive optical selection. These things are a parable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2003
.... Indeed, his successful assumption of “the character of a historian,” allied so closely to the ideal qualities of moderation, impartiality, and almost god- like serenity, itself seems to have been an effective political intervention.49 As Stewart observed, In delineating the characters of Princes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 124–129.
Published: 01 January 2018
... to undo the claim that “changing metaphors of mind indicate other, broader cultural changes” (6). Critical histories of figures, such as the blank sheet of paper, camera obscura, or impartial spectator, tend to result from what Pasanek calls “historical foreshortening,” which “runs together...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of women. Similarly, volume 4 includes An Impartial Enquiry into the Causes of Rebellion and Civil War (1704) as well as The Christian Religion as Profess’d by a Daughter of the Church of England (1705), which the editors claim as Astell’s most important political work and which put her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... venereologists—serious and purely commercial—stress their impartiality, their insistance on sup- porting evidence, their interest in experimentation, their thorough back- ground research, and their knowledge of previous writers on venereal disease. They play up their own skepticism, although often...