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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Sara Landreth This article examines early eighteenth-century attempts to explain how poetic descriptions of physical motion generated vivid scenes in the imagination. Motion was central to neo-Augustan theories of representation because, for much of this period, writers understood motion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 78–97.
Published: 01 September 2002
... prepared the Maori to board a ship that was to him as unac- countable as his ritual was to the sailors. Forster focuses attention on speech as well as on the objects and motion in space that together formed the complete act of communication. Such scrutiny...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
... continues to exchange alchemical secrets with New- ton and Locke.3 Boyle also hoped to distinguish between the scientific and superstitious elements in astrology, and recommended experiments to find out to what extent “celestial bodies . . . have a power to cause such and such motions, changes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 63–75.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Carmon- telle’s Transparency: An Eighteenth-­Century Motion Picture. The publica- tion of this book coincides with another important exhibition and catalog on Carmontelle’s transparency in the collections of the Musée de l’Île-­de-­France at Sceaux.6 And from this evidence, it seems...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- ing and Flowing of young Womens hearts and minds,” writes Viscount Shannon, “are [sic] like that of the Sea, a wonderful Motion, exposed to the publick view of all, but conceal’d from the true knowledge of any.”18 But others affirmed that “true knowledge” could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... is that state of the soul, in which all its motions are suspended, with some degree of horror;. . . . hence arises the great power of the sublime, that far from being produced by them, it anticipates our reasonings and hurries us on by an irresistible force (41 42). In watching the surfing at Kealakekua Bay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... object is that no worldly object can give us the happiness we ulti- mately desire. “The desire of perfect Happiness,” Norris states, “has no Intervals, no Vicissitudes, it out-­lasts the Motion of the Pulse, and Sur- vives the Ruins of the Grave” (17). Less a fact of biology than an “Appetite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... Robert Castell, an architect and author, was ar- rested for debt and committed to a sponging house2 adjacent to the Fleet Prison in London, where he was infected with smallpox and died. An- gered by news of Castell’s death, Oglethorpe submitted a motion request- ing a parliamentary investigation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of letters to show ballooning could contribute new knowledge. Lunardi gave details of navigation techniques, and Sage described various mid air experiments with sound, motion, and electricity. Ballooning also offered new contemplative moments to which first- person letters were aes- thetically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of such impressions is important, for what is felt at the nerve ends is translated directly to the mind. Sensation, feeling, and thought are all part of the same material motion, uninhibited by interposing conven- tional signs that transform aesthesis into interpretation, and imagination into reason. It would...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 30–62.
Published: 01 September 2023
... as an abstract tool but as a kind of geometry in motion that Newton understood to be a faithful representation of nature. The several kinds of fluxions—be they “Surfaces . . . generated by the motion of Lines, Solids by the motion of Surfaces, Angles by the Rotation of their Legs, Time by a continual flux”—were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... The final chapter shows the interrelation of mechanical models in the sociopolitical writings of Hobbes, Nicole, and Pascal. Koch sees the suppres- sion of amour-­propre in honnêteté (virtually equated with that suppression) as functioning through causal contact, the transfer of motion by collision...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 23–40.
Published: 01 September 2019
... or changed their existence; it requires what it cannot hope, that the laws of the uni- verse should be repealed; that the dead should return, or the past should be recalled. 6 The only cures for sorrow, aptly described as rust of the soul by Johnson, are new ideas, exercise and motion. 7 Yet Burney s sor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 133–137.
Published: 01 September 2012
... diverse views on how sexual desire is related to action. At the same time, he makes a reasonable case for the generalization that Rochester reveals how people’s behavior, including their sexual behavior, is caused not so much by their own mental states as by the arrangement and motion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... build up a centripetal force, with a motion that draws the viewer’s eyes to the central painting of the divine monarch James I rising to the heavens. The timing of Blake’s painting Pitt and Nelson, along with his pointed comparison of them to ancient statuary in the Descriptive Catalogue, sug...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 January 2009
... a masterful narrative, a “con- ceptual framework broad enough to set the engine of historical inquiry into motion” (xxvii). Accounting for most of what has gone on in the last thirty years of scholarship in its dynamic synthesis, The Secret History of Domesticity lays the groundwork for new inquiry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., and even Imagination. The wonted Appearance he as much outlooks, as breathing Forms excel the lifeless Canvass. His Features are in full Play, and such a Grace dignifys his least Motion, that, upon strict Consideration I pronounce the Star-glowing Sky an inferior Object. “Night with numberless...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
... are admirably well acted, by the Motion of Wires, and Inspiration of Pipes. For the Bodys of the Prophets, in their State of Prophecy, being not in their own power, but (as they say themselves) mere passive Organs, actuated by an exterior Force, have nothing natural. (1:18) The violence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... are less liable to be put in action by their general sum of pleasurable or painful sensation; and . . . the trains of their ideas, and the muscular motions usually associated with them, are less powerfully connected than in the human system. For other animals neither weep, nor smile, nor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... in motion, we register only the continuousness of flowing water, thereby mis- recognizing the mechanical affections of porousness and rapid motion (35). Nonessence and non- resemblance redound to a common principle: the production of sense is always in relation. Thompson cites the darkly humorous example...