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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 102–118.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Abigail Williams Duke University Press 2010 R “I Hope to Write as Bad as Ever”: Swift’s Journal to Stella and the Intimacy of Correspondence Abigail Williams St Peter’s College...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 111–114.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Paul Tankard Boswell James . London Journal, 1762-1763 ., ed. Turnbull Gordon . ( London : Penguin Books , 2010 ). Pp. lviii + 592 . $17 . £14.99 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Review Essay “My Journal Goes Charmingly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Gillian Skinner The idea that Burney features in her own journals and letters as a novelistic heroine is something that readers over the years have noted and attributed variously to straightforward egotism or to a need for compensation. In this article, I read narrative performances Burney produced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Susan K. Howard Burney Frances . Court Journals and Letters . ( Oxford : Clarendon , 2011 ). Vol. 1 : ( 1786 ) , ed. Sabor Peter . Pp. xlix + 343. 8 ills. ; vol. 2 : ( 1787 ) , ed. Cooke Stewart . Pp. xxiii + 334. 5 ills . $185 each Copyright 2013 by Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Greg Clingham Sir George Macartney’s British embassy to the court of the Qiánlóng emperor in 1792-94 was a political and commercial failure. This essay seeks to think critically about Macartney’s failure as it pertains to his journal—the posthumously published Journal of an Embassy from the King...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and heroism, this work typifies what has come to be known as “military Enlightenment.” This essay examines a selection of military texts and images that represent soldiers’ sensory and emotional experience of the wartime spaces of battlefield and bivouac: the anonymous Journal Kept in the British Army (1796...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... trade in their journal the Mercantor while Whigs continued to urge for protection against imports in the British Merchant . A revised understanding of the economic policies of Tories and Whigs should lead to a reinterpretation of poems such as Alexander Pope's Windsor-Forest (1713) as well...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and raises questions about the role of the London newspapers and journals in not only reporting parliamentary debates but also editorially controlling how they passed into history. The mysterious disappearance of inflammatory rhetoric found in more immediate newspaper reports suggests particular political...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Craig Bailey This article focuses on the physician James Johnson to examine the role Irishness played in the process of identity formation in London during the long eighteenth century. Using biographies, medical journals, and travel literature to chart the development of Johnson’s identity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Boswell, Esq on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with the celebrated Dr Johnson (1786) and Bozzy and Piozzi, or, The British Biographers, A Town Eclogue (1786), Peter critiques the tendency of Johnson's biographers to represent him not through an account of his great work, but through trivial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., and so shocking that his sister left a space rather than write about them in her journal. I suggest, then, that public displays of Tahitian “Merchandize” always involved careful navigation between contradictory perceptions of Oceania as a setting for pleasure and horror, a source of enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and for much of the time fraught with tension. More often than not, invitations to Cambridge House provoked anxiety as Burney pondered in her journals how to refuse without giving offence. At the very moment when Burney should have been enjoying her success and fame, she found herself caught in a “situation so...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 23–40.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Hilary Havens After her beloved sister Susan died on 6 January 1800, Frances Burney wrote several grieving letters, but her ordinarily voluminous journals and letters were markedly scant during the year 1800. Burney expressed her grief later and elsewhere, particularly in her little-known...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Lance Bertelsen The first descriptions of Hawaiian surfing were written by David Samwell, surgeon of HMS Discovery , and James King, second lieutenant of HMS Resolution , in the months bracketing Captain James Cook’s death at Kealakekua Bay on 14 February 1779. In his journal entry for 22 January...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of the Late Increase of Robbers , and his newspaper, the Covent Garden Journal, also display a certainty that the poor possessed both power and agency. He encouraged all citizens to take part in legal actions from policing to prosecuting. This essay argues that while he condemns citizens who attempt to change...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
...David Duff Prospectuses, a type of printed advertisement widely used in the eighteenth-century book trade, played a vital but previously unexamined role in the French Revolution controversy, attracting subscribers to political publications and encapsulating their message. Focusing on journal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
... eventually deepened into a warm appreciation by the end of her life. A broad sampling of her work from her early journals and The Witlings through her companion comedy The Woman-Hater (1802), later life-writings, and the Memoirs of Dr. Burney provides a more complete account of her relationship...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., emphasizing Steele's morals-and-manners journalism—but this is not a fair representation of his output. Identifying the connections between Steele and Hogarth allows us to appreciate each man's more radical proclivities. Hogarth transforms Steele's populism into something still more radical, emphasizing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
... differently. This essay draws on the predominantly unpublished journals and correspondence of English collector Elizabeth Seymour Percy, first Duchess of Northumberland (1716–76), to reveal the very different ways in which she described prints in each setting. For her, albums or portfolios of prints were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of “the book” changes in light of historical archival practices and present‐day techniques of digitization and computational literary analysis. The Ballitore Collection consists of roughly 2,500 letters, journals, and notes related to the eighteenth‐ and nineteenth‐century Irish Quaker community of Ballitore...
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