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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Kirk Combe The College of William & Mary 2000 Shadwell as Lord of Misrule: Dryden, Varronian Satire, and Carnival Throughout his literary criticism, Dryden instructs us how to read his own creative works.1 It should...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Man (1768) and a scandalous episode in Fox’s life, the play was a creative attack on Fox’s political opponents Lord Shelburne and the moneylender John “Jew” King. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Theater Whig satire Charles James Fox Shelburne O’Bryen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the Dashwood clan was Sir Francis Dashwood (1708-81), second Baronet and Lord Le Despencer, leader of a group of high-profile libertines whose decades of bacchanals earned it the label Hell-Fire Club. At West Wycombe, Sir Francis also designed an emblematic garden, infamous for the ribald features...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
... into the strikingly uniform descriptions found in biographies of Chatham and in parliamentary histories both contemporary and modern. A letter from Walker King to Richard Burke, Jr., written within hours of the event, offers a compelling new perspective on what may have been said on the floor of Lords on 7 April 1778...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 4. George Jones (1786–1869), A Highlander, Black Watch attending a General of Hussars, possible Lord Uxbridge: A Study for “The Battle of Waterloo” (ca. 1815), 22.2 × 37.5 cm, oil on board, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Image courtesy of Bridgeman Art Library More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... first Earl of Kerry (1668–1742). With a rent roll of thousands and a mas- sive estate ownership embracing much of the southwest of Ireland, Lord Kerry dominated the social and political life of his eponymous county from his spacious mansion at Lixnaw, where he lived out his declining years...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 January 2007
... University of Manchester London Be it Remembred That Sir Dudley Ryder Knight Attorney General of our present Sovereign Lord the King who for our said present Sovereign Lord the King in this behalf prosecuteth in his proper person Cometh here into the Court of our said present Sovereign Lord...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of whom were Irish. Among them were lawyers such as Dennis Molony and Edmund Malone, peers such as Lords Ken- mare and Fitzwilliam, landed gentlemen like George Matthew and Arthur French, merchants such as Patrick Walsh and Richard Fitzgerald, and Dr. Nicholas Shee, a physician.14 One Irishman who...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Howard D. Weinbrot University of Wisconsin, Madison Your Majesties . . . dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, do hereby renounce, abominate and protest against that Impious Fact, the execrable Murther and most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the House of Commons. In November 1763, the publication the North Briton, 45 had been voted a seditious libel against George III in the Commons, and the House of Lords had simultaneously voted that Wilkes’s parody “An Essay on Woman” was blasphemous and obscene...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of Bletsoe, was the daughter of Oliver St. John (ca. 1598 – 1673), lord chief justice under Oliver Cromwell. The young Henry was once thought to have been edu- cated at Eton and Oxford, but little evidence exists to support this claim.1 Carew Hervey Mildmay (1691 – 1784), who had close links...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., Windows, and Women 3 Palladian gospel fi rst preached in Britain by Inigo Jones and his disciples in the seventeenth century, and taken up with great enthusiasm by Lord Burlington and his circle in the eighteenth. Windows, then, alludes to the infl uence of Venice on the architecture of Great...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... settlement.” This is a more generalized, timeless, and relatively apolitical reading of the Wedg- wood image than the interpretation offered for the benefit of George III, when his Lords of the Committee of Council sought his royal approval for the use of Wedgwood’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... by menac- ing a minor lawyer from Norfolk, Christopher Layer, already imprisoned in the Tower on evidence from an informer. In May, Atterbury was tried in the House of Lords. Though Walpole suspected (correctly, as we now know) that Atterbury was the Pretender’s main...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 April 2001
... the second im- age, commissioned by lord Castlemaine and executed by John Michael Wright and others in 1687, depicts the Popish Plot, the Rye House Plot, and Monmouth’s invasion as three related moments in the unceasing struggle to exclude James from the British throne...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... the attempted getawayÐ long after most of the other slaves have surrendered, she contin- ues to “press near her Lord, having a Bow, and a Quiver full of poyson’d Arrows, which she manag’d with such dexterity, that she wounded several, and shot the Governor into the Shoulder” (108)Ð the narrative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Brean S. Hammond The Collected Verse of John, Lord Hervey (1696–1743) , ed. Overton Bill Hobby Elaine McLaverty James ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2016 ). Pp. liv + 787 . $120 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
... with their homeland. Many of them, especially at the elite level of society, like Sir Robert Molesworth, a prominent political and intellectual figure in Dublin and London, or Alan Brodrick, first Lord Midleton, lord chancel- lor of Ireland, and a Westminster MP, divided their time, interests, careers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 112–122.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of murder, because poaching is a felony. Lord M. applies strict liability law to Lovelace’s case: “If by committing an unlawful act, a capital crime is the consequence, you are answerable to both” (93). And Macpherson concludes, “The answer Lord M. gives, the answer the novel gives to the question...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 46–69.
Published: 01 January 2002
... India Company’s affairs to him- self and his friends in Parliament. The fact that Fox had formed a coalition with Lord North, his former antagonist, did not help matters. To many it seemed that Fox would use any means for his own gain. Although the Fox-Pitt...