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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
... microscopy; and (2) the fragmentation of scientific knowledge through putatively social but unrealizable and unrepeatable experiments, exemplified by the microscope and compensated for by the sociality of manuscript verse. As such, “A Farewell to Poetry” is not about anatomy per se; “A Farewell to Poetry” is...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... essay printed in The Tatler (1709 – ​­11), Addison takes an instrument associated with the new science — ​the microscope — ​and finds in it a meta- phor for how human nature might be represented in the course of every- day life. The Tatler 119 is devoted to the “curious discoveries that have been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2006) 30 (3): 107–134.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and spectacular exhibitions. One of Katterfelto’s most popular acts involved a “Solar Microscope” that projected onto a screen an assortment of insects, magnified to fantastical size.15 An advertisement from the mid 1780s, which included a poem addressed to “Doctor Caterpillar,” declared that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2008) 32 (1): 81–89.
Published: 01 January 2008
...), was environmentally a generally familiar place. But that was not the situation prior to a couple of billion years ago, when Earth’s atmosphere was nearly devoid of free oxygen. Even though microscopic life existed then too, Earth was an environmentally very different, extremely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2018) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in that generally “only fragmentary data” are available when attempting to “put successive generations of the entire professional population between and under the microscope.”12 The third, standing at the intersec- tion of these two želds, though requiring a narrowing of focus and disci...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
... microscope that were important to the Society over a long period, beginning in 1673 and continuing into the 1720s. He became a fellow in 1688. From Delft on 20 November 1720, he wrote to say, “Some Years ago, I communicated to the Royal Society, my Observations upon the Bones; what those Observations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., presenting them as though through a telescope or microscope, and thereby reducing what must have been rich and evocative experiences into simplifi ed, externalized facts. Nevertheless, Rogers at least straddles the line between fact and fi ction. He states that Selkirk “had much ado to bear up...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
... name this technology intimates his sensitivity to a broader canvass of change than can be found by a microscopic inspection of print shops and booksellers: Siskin is interested in “the entire configuration of writing, print, and silent reading” (p. 32), as well as...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... as to suggest, in a position becoming familiar in this article, that “history might be less comprehensible from a lofty vista than from beneath the narrowing lens of a microscope.”29 Wolcot’s own position of course tends in the other direction in terms of its conclusions, focusing on the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2003) 27 (2): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2003
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
... high. But, the most hateful site of all was 102  Eighteenth-Century Life the Lice crawling on their Clothes. I could see distinctly the Limbs of these Vermin with my naked Eye, much better than those of an European Louse through a Microscope, and their Snouts with which they rooted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
... sun-beams in primeval caves, / Organic Life began beneath the waves” (ll. 233–34) in microscopic form after a spontaneous birth. A mere six lines then capture evolution: 115 Firm forms minute, unseen by spheric...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2007) 31 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2007
... would lead to the fi rst early pregnancy test. In 1930, scientists saw a human egg cell through a microscope for the fi rst time. In that same year Japanese scientists determined that human ovaries generally release eggs twelve to sixteen days before menstruation but that one woman in four would...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... that best enter- tains the intellect and the eye, as it contains only objects that both instruct and delight.”24 As a rule, a mechanical-physical cabinet contained, in addi- tion to astronomical and nautical instruments, telescopes and microscopes, and various measuring instruments, including the...