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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
... dogmatic and more accommodating than his Roman original, particularly with regard to the mortality of the soul. Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 43, Number 3, September 2019 doi 10.1215/00982601-7725705 Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 1 Lucretius, Englishman: Meter, Mortalism, and Love in Dryden s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 April 2021
... indisputable origi- nality, . . . beauty, . . . and singularity (264). But readers, critics, teachers, and students have struggled to understand, explain, or even accurately describe the irregular meter and variable line lengths of the poem. Most have fallen back on the imprecise idea expressed by Coleridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... alerts us to the importance of anapests in comic poetry. What now sounds like a nursery-rhyme meter was in the eigh- teenth century used for all manner of “adult” poetry: folk tales, drinking songs, lampoons, and epigrams. As here, anapestic tetrameter was espe- cially suited to riddles, since...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 120–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Christabel 122   Eighteenth-Century Life meter that romantic metrical innovations were driven in part by “the difficul- ties involved in communicating the music of poetry” on the page to an audi- ence less accustomed to its sound.1 Rather than zero in on a single formal fea- ture, as O’Donnell does...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
... that it was ever carried out. Watercolor, 49.7 x 33.5 cm. Case II - North Library, 49.3678. Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington, Mass. 20. The dimensions of the settle, according to Adam’s scale on the drawing, are 3.430 meters (11 ft. 3 in.) high to top...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and unrelated jottings. The drafts on some pages are, accordingly, difficult to decipher, and transcribing them is inevitably at times a matter of informed approximations, helped by the meter or rhyme words. The five specimen photograph illustrations ( figures 1 – 5 ) give a representative impression...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
... congregational singing, which I will discuss in the next section. The formal patterns of the hymns — ​repeti- tion of key phrases and words, rhythm and meter, etc. — ​certainly made it easy for early Methodists to memorize the hymns, evidenced by how often the hymns are cited, presumably from memory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... visions,” but rather “turns” the “Understanding . . . ​inward upon itself,” thereby “reflect[ing] on its own Operations.”7 Dennis regards poetic lan- guage as an epiphenomenon of motion: at the level of content, motion was the ideal subject of poetry, because poetic imagery and meter were capable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
... such material for themselves, thanks to the spread of lit- eracy and classical learning, without needing a skilled professional to declaim it for them. So, Irish poetry became, perforce, a “popular” poetry. Syllabic 108   Eighteenth-Century Life poetry was gradually supplanted by stressed meters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 69–82.
Published: 01 April 2002
... published by François Claudinot shortly after the event was produced as the official ver- sion of the spectacle of power. As Bernard Guenée and Françoise Lehoux have pointed out, however, although ceremonial discourse serves as a baro- meter of monarchical power...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 135–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... John- son” moves seamlessly between reflecting on Johnson’s ungainly body and on his irregular poetic meter and prose style, revealing a “conscious and tacti- cal” awkwardness in his writing that forestalls the easy conclusions of com- mon sense in favor of more tentative and sensitive treatment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... centerpiece consisting of some sixty-three figures and vases, all in white, on a 4.3 meter-long, mirrored, porcelain plateau. The invoice further itemizes the figures: one central group, four side groups, four smaller side groups, eighteen single figures, eighteen small single figures, and eighteen small...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
...) This is a straightforward, even harsh, verse-and-response, and the first poem bears little resemblance to Lady Mary’s work. The lady is too starry- eyed; the meter and rhyme are pedantic. In fact, the poem was written by Frances Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, formerly lady of the bedcham- ber to Caroline, Princess...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 66–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
... simultaneity of the sounds. The line also disrupts the regular forward movement of the meter with its opening trochee, “Ráttle.” The effect is to jar the reader in an aural experience that moves consciousness from thought and visual image to the bodily experience of distressing sound. Discordant rather than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Metropolitan Archives, City of London, Collage record no. Martha’s and Esther’s shops, Mary Sansom had the Golden Fan next to the Nag’s Head (which would become Œ Cheapside when street numbers were introduced in the s). Three fan shops run by Sleepes in the space of meters (or ten minutes’ stroll...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 225–245.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- paper, Les Sauvages de la mer Pacifique.Running without repeat for nearly eleven meters, Dufour’s panorama comprised twenty separate panels illus- trating three key scenes that invited the socially aspirant purchaser to view ECL26314-Greene.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:38 PM Page 235...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... Garland includes general comments on the nature and kinds of prose in the prologue to the Parisiana Poetria. He defines prose as “pithy ECL27103-Bradbury.q4.jw 4/14/03 10:55 AM Page 34 34 Eighteenth-Century Life and elegant discourse, not in meter but divided...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
... entertainment of 1575 wherein Queen Elizabeth was addressed by the Lady of the Lake (“famous in King Arthur’s Book who “attended her highnes comming, from the midst of the pool, whear upon a moveable island bright-blazing with torches she floting to land, met her majesty with a well-penned meter.”14 Warton...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 April 2023
... or conjure up the timescale it represents. The eighteenth-century interest in mimetic or “representative meter” is familiar, but this interest in what I would call “representative time” is new. In arguing for many of Falconer's additions to B and C as, in effect, placeholders for eventless...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 13–45.
Published: 01 April 2023
... Ode can be seen gradually emerging from the large body of possible lines and images, with occasional marginal lists of rhyme words and minor experiments in meter. As the drafts progress, the imagery takes on a more confident personal character: See on the Main the royal Youth appear Nor blushes...