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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 14–40.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Toby Barnard The essay looks at individuals from Ireland who came to London between the 1660s and 1780s. Some belonged to groups that had particular reasons to be there, such as wealthy landowners with property in both England and Ireland, would-be lawyers and physicians, writers and artists...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Jessica Warner; Frank Ivis The College of William & Mary 2000 85 Gin and Gender in Early Eighteenth-century London In October 1742, William Bird, keeper of a lockup in Westminster...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Peter M. Briggs This essay examines three satirical works from the most productive decade of Edward (Ned) Ward's long writing career: The London Spy (1698-1700), The London Terraefilius , or, The Satyrical Reformer (1707-08), and The Secret History of Clubs (1709). All three of these colorful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Review Essay The Semiotics of Service: Theorizing the Servant-­Master Relationship in Eighteenth-­Century London Emily Bowles University of  Wisconsin Colleges, Fox Valley Kristina Straub, Domestic Affairs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 January 2015
...”: Recovering the London Irish of the Eighteenth Century David O’Shaughnessy Trinity College Dublin “London exclaimed Miss Counihan. “The Mecca of every young aspirant to fiscal distinction.” —Samuel Beckett, Murphy (1939) In 1708...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Helen Burke This essay analyzes the Irish jokes that circulated in London in the 1680s, paying particular attention to those that emanated from the stage and from the two earliest Irish joke books, Bog Witticisms; or, Dear Joy’s Common-Places (1682) and Teagueland Jests, or Bogg-Witticisms (1690...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Noblett This article examines one aspect of crime in the London book trade. It deals with the theft of paper, blank, printed, and manuscript, from seventeen members of the trade and discusses how the thieves attempted to sell the paper to other London tradesmen, primarily cheesemongers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
...John Bergin Many Catholics migrated from Ireland to other European countries during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Those who settled in Catholic regions of Europe are relatively well known, but little attention has been paid to an Irish Catholic community that appeared in London...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Ric Berman Formed in London in 1751, the Antients Grand Lodge of Freemasons was created as a rival to the pro-establishment Grand Lodge of England, itself created in 1717. The Antients was shaped by the Irish diaspora in London, although disaffection within London Freemasonry was then so great...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Patrick Walsh London’s emergence as a significant financial center in the decades after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 created new opportunities not just for Londoners, but also for those living either in the English provinces or in the metropolitan provinces of Ireland and Scotland. This article...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 20–28.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Seth Stein LeJacq Spence Craig . Accidents and Violent Death in Early Modern London, 1650–1750 ( Woodbridge : Boydell , 2016 ). Pp. xii + 273 . $115 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1, January 2021...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Alison O'Byrne This essay explores the relationship between plans for the improvement of London and other forms of writing about the city that imagine its inevitable decline and fall. Those lamenting the appearance of London in the eighteenth century frequently looked back to the Great Fire...
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Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 1a. E. H. Baily, Admiral Nelson (1843), sandstone, 18 ft. 1 in. tall, London. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1. Diagram and parts of a ship from John Smith's Sea Grammar (London: Richard Mount, [1705]), foldout illustration, between 18 and 19. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 4. Coastal descriptions in The English Pilot (London: J. Mount and T. Page, 1771), 30–31. Courtesy the American Antiquarian Society. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1: D. Dodd, “Frontispiece,” engraved by A. Birrell, The Shipwreck (London: J. Wenman, 1781). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 5a: W. Anderson, “Sailing from Candia,” W. Taylor, The Shipwreck (London: J. Cundee, 1803). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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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 (2013) 37 (2): 26–52.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Mary Fairclough This essay explores how the new technology of the optical telegraph provoked discussion of the possibilities of globalized communication in the 1790s. It focuses on the Telegraph , an anti-ministerial London newspaper. the Telegraph exploits its metaphorical connections...