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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... with any confidence. Was Jonathan Swift a virgin? Opinions differ, and evidence is lacking. In theater history huge gaps in performance records prior to the advent of daily newspaper ads post 1700 leave us ignorant of what was performed on more than 80 percent of nights in Restoration London. In some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... factual discoveries decisively invalidate earlier readings, others enrich our sense of context while leaving room for different interpretations. Professor Ezell, who describes herself as “quite happy with the constructions of databases and counting things,” correctly rejects the preposterous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... set. The practice of extra-illustration consisted in unbinding the book, cutting loose the gatherings of leaves that make up its quires, in order to interleave them with additional pages, or to inlay each page into windows cut through larger sized paper. The process is captured in Walpole’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... The ubiquitousness of these recurring forms, conjoined with resistance to scholarly theorizing of expression popular across social ranks, leaves their conventions and parameters understudied and deserving of more exploration and analysis. As the psalmist observed, humans feel ourselves to be walking on a fleeting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of a theoretical text is followed by rearranged extracts from technical treatises, while many verso leaves are covered in recipes relevant to the trades of painters and plasterers, largely reorganized by ingredient, and following artisanal pathways. On the title‐page, John Martin established his ownership...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
...William Jones wrjarion@aol.com Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 The Caird Library at the UK National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, holds a personal logbook (shelf mark BRK/13) kept by Falconer on voyages as chief mate of the merchant ship Vestal in 1760–61. The leaves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and provocatively addressed: the right to leave one’s Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 42, Number 1, January 2018 doi 10.1215/00982601-4261241 Copyright 2018 by Duke University Press 1 2 Eighteenth-Century Life patriarchal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... trader, during which times his identity as Kreutznaer Jr. and divine commercial hero is most in evidence. Nonetheless, such credentials and identity are suggested at the novel’s start by his departures from the commercial disaster-zones of York and the Mediterranean South: he leaves his native York...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 28–33.
Published: 01 January 2009
... an imagination of human origins so counterintuitive that it meets resistance as soon as it is ventured, yet so compelling that it is formulated again and again, leaving a rich reaction in its wake.” So begins Yousef’s introduction. The “imagination” in question is an ill-defined notion first identified...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 23–44.
Published: 01 April 2002
... narrative; and Tate’s changes to the script further undercut Aeneas’ role as a builder of empire. No longer do the gods oversee his fate, as in Virgil’s text; instead, the operatic Aeneas receives his injunction to leave Carthage from a coven of chuckling enchanters, call...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
...   Eighteenth-Century Life contains material from across the late-Stuart period, and even some Shake- speare).5 This increased contemporaneity led to censorship: there are three canceled leaves in gathering 1 in almost all surviving copies of the fourth volume. We can say with confidence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
... it; being roasted break it up, and mince the brauns in thin slices, save the wings whole, or not mince the brauns, and leave the rump with the legs whole; stew all in the gravy with a little salt. Then have a minced lemon, and put it into the gravy, dish the minced meat in the midst...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
... to England and eventually tries to stab him. In Richardson’s novel, Sir Charles twists the knife out of Olivia’s hand, leaving a nasty, telltale bruise on her wrist (2:380). In “Jack and Alice,” the unfortunate Lucy is caught in a steel trap on Charles Adams’s estate, and her leg is broken. “Cruel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., consisting of a Watch, an Inkstand, and a Dog, the gift to me of Her late Majesty Queen Charlotte [the wife of George III]—I had hoarded it alas, as a wedding present for my Son! And I leave her, with urgent hopes it may contribute to her health, my Alexander's Shower Bath—I beg her also to accept his fine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Boy; both so extremely entertaining, I make no Doubt, they will be with Pleasure accepted in the Room of any thing, I am able to produce: And here let me Beg Leave to declare once for all, that I shall patch-work, or as some may think, variegate, my plain English Stile with no Greek and Latin...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of colonial settlement and commerce, but the risks were enormous, and many suffered. The dangers were clear, and even those who did not leave land were kept informed by newspaper reports, and by the multiplication of narratives and poems that describe, reflect upon, and mourn shipwrecks as well...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2022
...John Avery Jones; Peter Sabor 20. Journals and Letters , ed. Hemlow 12:785n1. 19. Not all of Macaulay's writings were subject to current publishing agreements, thus leaving scope for further publication in a collection of the author's complete works. The complications of copyright law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
... are presented as the most physically attractive, leaving Lady Catherine and Mrs. Ferrars to resemble, predictably, ugly wicked stepmothers. In comics, such distortions and exaggerations are part of the fun. Often Austen’s wit translates well into Marvel’s playful graph- Figure 1. From loose magazine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 133–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... against I come to Town, & I dont care to leave the size of it to her discretion, least she shou’d dress me in the extream of one way or the other; for tho’ I have so sober an opinion of myself, as not to think, a larger circumference of whale bone [ ] ordinary is necessary for me; yet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 January 2009
...,—gives a smarter stroke, and leaves some- thing more inexpressible upon the fancy, than words can either convey—or sometimes get rid of.”1 Readers have long noted Sterne’s emphasis on gesture and nonverbal communication. The irony is that such an emphasis on the non- verbal should be made...