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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Emily Bowles Review Essay The Semiotics of Service: Theorizing the Servant-­Master Relationship in Eighteenth-­Century London Emily Bowles University of  Wisconsin Colleges, Fox Valley...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... reconceived him as a brilliant fiction-writer, a master craftsman, and the father of the novel. Defoe is treated very much like other canonical eighteenth-century authors, but he represents a different kind of writer and a unique set of problems, and we should therefore rethink the way we regard him...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., delayed response, and the transference of the burden of representation onto succeeding generations. Literature can play a crucial role in the process of displacement when human history has proven (as Gulliver’s Houyhnhnm master observes) “capable of such Enormities, . . . worse than Brutality itself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
...- bles, at the end of the 1740s, the grand master, the fifth Lord Byron, left the organization effectively leaderless, failing to appear at the Grand Lodge for nearly five years between his installation in 1747 and 1752, when he nomi- nated his successor.  The contrast with the Antients Grand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 53–69.
Published: 01 September 2003
... equally for Scotland. Oliver Goldsmith, writing in 1759, argued in favor of school instruction, stating that “a boy will learn more true wisdom in a public school in a year, than by private education in five [because] it is not from masters, but from their equals, youth learn a knowledge of the world...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... purchasing his freedom from his master for 100 pieces of eight, the newly liberated Exquemelin styles himself “like Adam when he was first created. I had nothing at all, and therefore resolved to join the priva- teers or buccaneers, with whom I stayed until the year 1670, accompanying them...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of English high society.24 Verita- ble armies of dance instructors, fencing masters, tailors, philosophers, and music masters were seen to capitalize on the cit’s impudent desire to better his social position, their efforts resulting in what Lawrence Klein refers to as a sort of “social transvestitism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 125–131.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Kathrin Levitan Carolyn Steedman. Master and Servant: Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2007). Pp. 263. $85.00. ISBN 978-0-521-87446-5. $32.99 paper. ISBN 978-0-521-69773-6 K. D. M. Snell. Parish and Belonging: Community, Identity, and Welfare...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
... increasingly evident in English culture; by 1735, there were well over a hundred lodges, the membership of which extended from the middle classes to the upper echelons of the nobility and clergy.2 Many of the grand masters from the 1720s on were drawn from the aristocracy, a well-publicized fact...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
...,” to use Ira Berlin’s definition, in which “slaves were marginal to the central productive processes; slavery was just one form of labor among many. . . . In slave societies, by contrast, slavery stood at the center of economic production, and the master-­slave relationship provided the model...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in 1761 and acquired the office of premier valet de chambre du roi in 1762.17 He enjoyed the confidence of his royal master as well as Madame du Barry, the royal mistress as of 1768, and facilitated their communications.18 For that reason alone, the Mémoires secrets branded him a man with very dissolute...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
... as Hidden Grand Master. 1 Schuchard finds Masonic politics expressed in an extraordinary range of writers, from the Tory- Jacobite side (such as Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Arbuthnot, Richard Savage, Duke of Wharton, Earls of Orrery, Viscount Bolingbroke, Charles Wogan, William Meston, Allan Ramsay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 31–56.
Published: 01 September 2012
... will contextualize Caleb’s own anxieties using James Stephen’s and John Thelwall’s accounts of their roles in scandals from the 1780s, accounts that provide invaluable testimony about the repercussions of exposing sodomiti- cal behavior. First, however, we need to recognize how the interactions of master...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... (Robinson, 175) The varied contents and numerous contributors to Choice Psalmes, as well as inclusion of the recalled voice of the person elegized, exemplify the typi- cally collective and conventional character of bereaved memorials. In Musick the Master of thy Art is Dead, William, as noted above, had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
... edifice” had been a “Noah’s Ark,” with humans and beasts of burden living together under the same roof, by the eighteenth century it was mainly pets who enjoyed the intimacy of cohabitation with their masters (Thomas, 94). Indeed, Samuel Johnson’s definition of the word pet as “a lamb taken...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... personality by controlling the ownership of things.9 In its insistence that the owners of dogs put a price on their affections, the dog tax places a market value on the ties that bind dependents to their masters (and vice versa). It embroils the sentimental or romantic investment in ani- mals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
... that in a small time (as to the Theory) which an Apprenticeship Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2004 © 2004 by The College of William & Mary 115 116 Eighteenth-Century Life with some Masters could never have taught them...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
... balls held by his brother, a danc- ing-master. According to Charles, Esther was “daughter of Old Sleepe, the <Head> [of the City waits] and furnisher of bands for municipal [festivities, and Mrs Sleepe,] the daughter of a M. Dubois, [who] <kept> a Fan Shop in Cheapside.”3 The editors of Charles’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., the secondary text on the early novel most commonly assigned where I was educated in the 1960s was Alan Dugald McKillop s The Early Masters of English Fiction (1956). What they had in common was filing the canon down to a handful of greats; they wrote what Viktor Shklovsky called histories of kings, possibly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 92–100.
Published: 01 September 2012
... (Potoprens) in the southern half of Haiti.2 There is also the issue of the many ethnicities that distinguished the African-­born folks from their white or French-­born masters and overseers, and from those of the gens de couleur or mixed-­race population, many of whom also owned slaves. Myriad...