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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Lane Theatrical Fund. By negotiating what I call the “philanthropic triad,” or the contradictory roles of beggar, miser, and benefactor, Garrick constructed his paternal benefaction along a public axis that promoted him as a “father and guardian” of the English stage and its actors. By contrast...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Douglas Lane Patey Molesworth Jesse . Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. 275 + x. $90 Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... critical views of him. Prior to McGirr s study, only four books of the slightest value have ever been published on Cibber. These are F. Dorothy Senior s The Life and Times of Colley Cibber (1928), Rich- ard Hindry Barker s Mr. Cibber of Drury Lane (1939), Leonard R. N. Ashley s Twayne Colley Cibber (1965...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... The London Irish and the Antients Grand Lodge 111 Covent Garden; nearly 50 were to the east of Covent Garden, in an area from Drury Lane to Gray’s Inn and north to Holborn; and about the same number to the south of Covent Garden, in the Strand and Temple Bar. A further 40 or so members lived...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... to an instrument that could potentially compromise it—is best unraveled in light of architectural innovations begun by David Garrick and the Adam broth- ers at Drury Lane Theatre, the literature encouraging audience imitation The Histrionic Mirror and Georgian-Era Performance 3 3 of acting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., Negotiating Marriage and Professional Autonomy     4 1 both from his premises in King Street, Covent Garden.6 Musically gifted, like her brother Thomas, who was later to become music director at both Drury Lane and Covent Garden, Susannah began to sing professionally from the age of eighteen. First...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 81–86.
Published: 01 April 2015
... ended in 1779 with The Critic, and his political career in Parliament, beginning in 1780. Both of these careers were, in turn, supposedly distinct from Sheridan’s work as an owner and manager of Drury Lane, although few scholars of the last round bothered to comment on that, other than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
... printing demy, value 20s,” stolen. One of Ritchie’s employees, a Francis McGowin, discovered the crime and traced the stolen paper to a cheese shop in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, the business of Edward Needs. Needs reported that on 8 March 1792 he “bought a lot of paper. . . . ​It weighed eleven...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... name!” 1 Though she is known today only to specialist scholars, Isabella Kelly (ca. 1759–1857) was a prolific novelist, author of eleven works of fiction, a volume of poetry, an instruction book for children, and a memoir of a relative's life. 2 She was a regular contributor to William Lane's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the novel market, the Minerva Press became synonymous with ‡ctional potboilers, issuing new novels between ¡ and Founded in by “one of the most astute and enterprising publishers of the eighteenth century,” William Lane – and based in Leadenhall Street, the Minerva Press oper- ated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2023
... accessories, furniture, drolls, and farces—the collection does mention punch bowls and snuffboxes. However, the editors might have considered Frederick Pilon's farce, The Humours of an Election , published in 1788, which includes a Bribewell Lane [ sic ] and a Guzzledown Street, references to Hogarth's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... ­England’s visual and theatrical culture in multiple after-the-fact images, texts, and performances. A portrait of David Garrick holding and contem- plating a Shakespeare medallion—an echo of the herm embrace of the pre- viously mentioned painting (figure 2)—couples the star status of the Drury Lane...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
...) in the most fashionable shopping street of London must be accounted a signi’ cant commercial success. Esther Sleepe was the fourteenth of her parents’ ’ fteen children (see Burney Family Tree). She was raised in the parish of St. Vedast, Foster Lane with St. Michael le Querne, at the west end...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 88–93.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Louise Pratt, Travel Writing and Transculturation (New York: Routledge, 1992). 2. See the work of Anne Salmond and Nicholas Thomas, including their most recent work: Anne Salmond, The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas (London: Allen Lane, 2003), and Nicholas Thomas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
... versified Fielding's money troubles. 12 The two were in some ways parallel figures. Both were friends of James Harris, both wrote comedies based on French originals, and both worked at Drury Lane, where both specialized in star vehicles for Kitty Clive. Moreover, both men attacked Handel; while Fielding...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the English Language (1755–56) The title page of Bogg-Witticisms: or, Dear Joy’s Common-Places states that this book was “Printed For Evidansh Swear-all in Lack-Plaush Lane.”10 This spurious imprint suggests that the most immediate incentive for produc- ing this work was the popularity of a new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 116–134.
Published: 01 April 2001
... freshening over my fevered cheek, and turned my rein toward the green lanes that border the great city on its western side” (3:136). Personal identities are attached to public movement through the city’s social spaces: “Do as you please, Sir Reginald,” says the villainous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... experience of a present day and a realm of larger recurring design. Fire broke out on September 2nd, 1666 in a bakery in London s Pud- ding Lane, Fish Street, near the Thames. Catastrophically, a violent wind spread it in all directions for five days and nights before the fire finally abated, having...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Charles Sims, frequented a chandler’s shop “in an Alley in Chan- cery-Lane” and “sometimes drank a Dram there”(SPOB, 5-7 December 1734, p. 5). Lydia Clapp, a notorious informer, entered a chandler’s shop in West Smithfield with the intention of buying a dram (Seabourn, p. 40). Mary Wocock, another...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crouded together, that the wonderful immensity...