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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... appearance in miscellanies, in the form of quotation, imitation, and as an exemplar of a distinctly British poetic identity. It traces the way in which Milton's Paradise Lost is quoted from in these collections, and explores how his poetry was read aloud, and for what purpose, by so-called “ordinary” readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... figure of the first half of the century. Tracing Lady Mary's publication in miscellanies over the course of the eighteenth century offers the opportunity to compare a poet's current reputation with her reputation among her peers. This article follows the miscellany publication of some of Lady Mary's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and circulated, these interventions both turn one bibliographical item into something that looks like two, presenting problems for the way they are represented in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) and other bibliographical databases. For, by certain blunt measures of “popularity,” in such databases it may...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Donald W. Nichol Literary miscellanies have long been popular. Richard Tottel's 1557 collection, Songes and Sonettes , gathered the works of various Tudor poets. In 1684, Jacob Tonson and John Dryden launched a miscellany that reached six volumes by 1709. By 1743, the time was ripe for a satirical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jennifer Batt As records in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) reveal, verse in miscellanies was printed without attribution or was attributed via descriptive epithets, pseudonyms, or partial indications of a poet's name at least as often as it was printed with a clear and unambiguous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Adam Rounce This article looks at the reception of a number of seventeenth-century poets in the eighteenth century, using the materials in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI). It considers whether the existing reception narrative of the relative neglect of John Donne and George Herbert during...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Abigail Williams This article explores the role of miscellany collections as aids to recitation and education. It offers an insight into the perceived social and cultural roles of literature in the later eighteenth century, and suggests some of the ways we might use miscellanies to understand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paddy Bullard This article develops recent work by literary historians on miscellany publication, and on the printed miscellanies that were so important and popular for the early eighteenth-century book trade. It offers a history of the form, illustrated by comments made by the Duke of Buckingham...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Alison Horgan Using current scholarship on verse miscellanies to contextualize a comparison of Robert Dodsley's Collection of Poems by Several Hands (1748) and Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765), this article considers how the verse miscellany was used to different purposes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Christopher Salamone This article seeks to add nuance to the story of Shakespeare's canonization in the eighteenth century, a story that has hitherto neglected the part played by the period's poetic miscellanies. Are there patterns in the form, quantity, and selection of Shakespearean texts within...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Claudine van Hensbergen The Works of the Earls of Rochester and Roscommon was one of the most popular poetic miscellanies of the eighteenth century, with more than twenty editions published. Rochester's verse filled the entire first volume, a prominence that proclaimed his importance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
... its content. In particular, the Collection has been taken to task for its seeming disregard for genre or tone. This essay seeks to reevaluate the assessment of the Choice Collection as a “flawed” text by considering the Collection in relation to several contemporary miscellanies. Furthermore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the sheer quantity of verse published in the century— the thousands of substantial, separately published poems, the hundreds of volumes of collected poems by individual authors, the innumerable miscellanies by several hands, all the verse which appeared in the poetry sections of hundreds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Elizabeth Singer Rowe (1674–1737) was one of the most well-known and influential women writers of the early eighteenth century: her poetry appeared in a number of prestigious miscellanies and in a collection (1696); and among her other works, her prose work Friendship in Death...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Swains for ten Days.”5 Clunky double rhymes like Whiskers/Discourse are characteristic of this genre, the sort of heavy-handed verbal jokes that distinguish these tales from more furtive forms of pornography. “Shocky and Towzer” first appeared in The Gentlemen’s Miscellany, a fashionable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the contemporary military victories of Marlborough over the French, and through them, Anne’s contribution to national glory (194). Another index of Anne’s era is the printed poetical miscellany, a form of publication that represents what booksellers considered marketable. Abi- gail Williams notes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the coffeehouse or the landscape garden. From this perspective, the ship, the home, the battlefield, the Catholic monastery, the natural world, and the printed poetic miscellany are all treated as significant “spaces of Enlightenment.” The current transnational orientation of contemporary Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
... Songs (1719), followed by the extremely popular Tea-Table Miscellany (1723 – 37), The Ever Green (1724), The Gentle Shepherd (1725), and Musick for Allan Ramsay’s Collection of Scots Songs (1725 – 26), which he published with Alexander Stuart. In London, William Thomson capitalized on the new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
...-­consciously ephemeral and external defenses of the hallowed dead, he seeks to resurrect them within himself and his work. Pope makes his first public and poetic claim to the title of Virgil’s true inheritor in the Poetical Miscellanies in 1709. He backdates that claim to 1704 in a discourse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 67–95.
Published: 01 April 2003
... and critics to eradicate false wit, the title pages of eighteenth-century poetic miscellanies offer powerful evi- dence that the popular taste for anagrams, acrostics, jests, riddles, rebuses, conundrums, epigrams, and cheap witticisms never really disappeared.1 In a long footnote to the Dunciad,Pope...