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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., and 130 — reveals that the baronet’s work as a justice of the peace stimulates Mr. Spectator’s moral development. Sir Roger’s intimate relationships with his inferiors and his quasi-familial approach to problem-solving challenge Mr. Spectator’s worldview, allowing Addison and Steele to express their...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Fountain of Law, and the Father of the Church; and all Order, Peace, and Religion followed him, and was buried with him in the same Grave.” George Smalridge thought it “Blame-worthy to be . . . dispassionate” regarding regicide and branded “the memories of Wicked Men with lasting Marks of disgrace...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Political Justice (1793, 1796, 1798), was conceived as a direct answer to Burke and that it was generally considered the best of the many ripostes Burke's conservative manifesto attracted. While Godwin's antipathy to all government is common knowledge, much less attention has been paid to his economic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Leah Orr Critics have long discussed the conversion narrative in the first Crusoe volume as being a paradigm of an individual’s journey from sin to salvation. In the latter two volumes, however, Crusoe questions his initial conversion and eventually rejects his peaceful conclusions from volume 1 in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 31–56.
Published: 01 September 2012
... whether his employer is guilty, and he compul- sively tests Falkland, for example, by alluding to events that might make him think of Tyrrel’s death. When Falkland, in his role as a justice of the peace, inquires into a murder among local peasants, his distress convinces Caleb of his guilt. When a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a commodity fetishism that avoids certain realities of social class, social labor, and social justice. III. The Vase Disembodied When he lent his replica of the Portland Vase to Darwin, Wedgwood swore him to secrecy. Darwin soon apologized, “I have disobeyed you, 20   Eighteenth-Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... to call in the peace officers to his aid. (Woodfall, 4:233) The mad dog’s bite resurrects the inanimate skin, as the fur coat turns back into the animal it once was. That the clothing that shelters the body might turn on its owner in rabid frenzy suggests that the fanciful animation of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... yield The martial fame of Cressy’s well-fought field To peaceful prowess, and the conquests calm, That braid the sceptre with the patriot’s palm: His chaplets of fantastic bloom, His colourings, warm from Fiction’s loom, Spenser had cast in scorn away, And deck’d with...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Robert A. Erickson The essay examines Pope's entire poetic career under the aspect of rapture, in all its many connotations and contexts. Though Pope's early amatory poems and his later satire are usually considered in isolation from each other, this essay explores their common preoccupation with...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... celebrate the peace ushered in by the controversial Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 (Swift had cov- ered the preliminaries to that treaty in The Conduct of the Allies), Pope fore- grounds his discomfort with undertaking a political commission. “I do not sing unbidden,” Pope announces through the poem’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that the nation as a whole had a duty to support the nation s war e”orts, and that responsibility for the justice of war, as Saint Augustine had explained, lay with the sovereign. The duty of obedience traditionally gave combatants some moral immunity since, if the soldier was commanded to perform an...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... I cannot do any degree of justice to the D. of Richmond’s reply which was far beyond any thing I ever yet heard from him. After paying him many complts he said that if our affairs were at all retrievable by War he verily believed that he <was the> likeliest person in the nation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... quality of great virtue wisdom and ability who has filled many important Offices in the state of trust and honor, [who] has already worthily represented our Person in our Embassy to the Court of Russia, and has governed with mildness justice and success, several of our most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., for Dryden in Astraea Redux (1660), constituted not peace but a sul- len interval of war. 6 It extends into the 1740s, with the campaign to over- throw the Hanoverian settlement and restore Stuart kingship in the person of Charles I s grandson, from one point of view the Old Pretender, from another...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... security for its members. Under their collective agree- ments, the buccaneers become a loosely organized society with certain oper- ative principles of equity, justice, and protection, at least internally. They select targets for their expeditions through democratic voting, and they have their shares...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., Addison and Steele remained committed to promoting the war effort. The Tatler (1709 – ​10) appeared when peace was in prospect but tanta- lizingly out of reach, and when the Whig administration needed to attune the public to the continuation of an expensive campaign.8 The Spectator was launched...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... piety, a champion of truth, justice, and liberty. The point of Lee’s substantial biography, which includes two volumes of “Defoe’s” journalism, is to refute those students of Defoe who believed that he had left off controversial writing in 1714 and spent the rest of his life “in peaceful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Spalding as chairman of the local Commission of Sewers (responsible for the maintenance of fenland drainage), deputy recorder of Stamford, chairman of the South Holland quarter sessions, and justice of the peace.6 Johnson in fact attributed to Steele the original idea of founding SGS, and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... it enacted, that for the future, no Certiorari shall be brought on the Part of the Defendant to remove any Indictment taken before the Justices, &c. for the Offence of keeping an idle, disorderly House, into his Majesty s Court of King s Bench; nor shall any Persons charged on Oath with this Offence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... an order from a justice of the peace, Anglican churchwardens continued to prosecute Quakers at law. Joseph Besse, who published A brief account of many of the prosecutions of the people call’d Quakers in the Exchequer, ecclesiastical, and other courts in 1736, claimed that eleven hundred of...