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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
...” since the Reformation; and second, how to represent people who had been celebrated in their own time, but not in the biographer's later generation. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 celebrity impartiality national worth biography secret history Eighteenth- Century Life Volume...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
... but growing Jewish population in Great Britain’s urban centers. Maria Edge- worth, in her novel Harrington (1817), was one of the first of these propo- nents of religious and cultural tolerance.1 Michael Ragussis, in his exten- sive study, Figures of Conversion: “The Jewish Question” and English National...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in unself- conscious usage, and without any deliberate attempt to distinguish theo- retically between civil war and rebellion as separate categories. It is worth adding that the language of civil war was strategically used at the time by the Jacobites themselves. In the words of a royal (Stuart...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the eighteenth century. The trading company’s share price had risen dramatically in a five-month period stretching from March to August 1720, thanks to its successful scheme to privatize the majority of the British national debt. This scheme, which promised great dividends for its investors, attracted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2022
... finances. Unknown to Hemlow or to subsequent scholars, however, another key document in the National Archives throws new light on these matters: “Burney's Legacy Duty Account,” dated 19 October 1840, thanks to which we now have complete information about her finances at the time of her death. 2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... ballads in the 1770s— the parent nation replaced in time by its child as a global guarantee of and symbol of liberty. Went- worth, proud Australian though he be, does not see anything strange about seeming to locate his pride in being Australian in Australia’s similarity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... patronizing attitudes and practical measures to ensure the education of the blind.5 For this reason alone, his varied career as poet, theologian, journalist, political pamphleteer, transla- tor, tutor, and literary mentor is worth recovering. But although, given his physical impairment, he may seem...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., argu- ably the historical moment in which moderation was most urgently needed and yet most widely denigrated. It is very easy to lose sight of the moderates of the French Revolution, a group encompassing Ancien Régime reformers like Jacques Necker, monarchien members of the National Assembly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... & are generally so unimportant in their manner as to be little worth the trouble and expense of editorship & risk of publication. I therefore really think that they are not (especially in their present condition) worth £50. Hamilton Terrace Regents Park 1 October 1840    [Signed] H Burney We offer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 102–107.
Published: 01 April 2011
... analysis to examine critically what con- stituted her world and her place in it. “Delany shines in worth serenely bright / Wisdom’s strong ray, and vir- tue’s milder light; / And she who bless’d the friend, and graced the page / Of Swift, still lends her lustre to our age,” wrote the poet Hannah...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 98–115.
Published: 01 April 2006
... largely contributed, requires some sort of answer. Why was it that Australia, followed by New Zealand and a host of island nations, fell under British infl u- ence, along with the western seaboard of Canada? N. A. M. Rodger’s explanation involves naval debt. The British navy was extremely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the concept of home from Henry Fielding through Ann Radcliffe, and from William Words­ worth to Sir Walter Scott, explains compellingly why this shibboleth is far from recent and anything but arbitrary. Between 1790 and 1830, MacKenzie argues, “home” becomes a name both for the normative, middle-class...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the British medical profession. As the entry for Munk in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (hereafter, online ODNB) notes, his Roll is the best general work “on the physicians of ­England, exact in its references to the manuscript records of the Royal Col- lege of Physicians, and containing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2013
... limitations of the orators in the Irish Parliament. While Swift severely criticized rhetoric in general, and Irish statesmen in particular, other Irish writers — ​from Robert, Viscount Moles- worth to Thomas Sheridan — ​published pioneering books on rhetoric, propos- ing that “Trinity College should...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 138–142.
Published: 01 September 2019
... British Politics (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2014). Pp. xiv + 257. $85 Morris s ambitious book seeks to untangle an incredibly knotty topic: how the private lives of powerful figures became a matter for national concern during the eighteenth century, and, conversely, how public scrutiny affected the pri...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., and insurance. By the end of the eighteenth century, these experiments had made Britain into a global military, mercantile, and industrial powerhouse. But, as always, credit came with costs. Besides a mon- umental national debt, from which Britain, and every other nation, has never recovered, the new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of this project exist in the context of academic cultures in which intelligent concerns are raised about the viability of history writing, especially “national” history writing, as manifest in the 2015 ASECS panel “Against History” and the challenges posed by some emerging projects in the digital...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 82–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and which expla- nations were necessary in order to supply potential readers interests, needs, and expectations. Together, Papendiek, Delany, Kennedy, and the queen cover a broad range of the king s reign: letters by and to Delany are selected to span roughly a decade of the middle years (1776 to 1788...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 23–56.
Published: 01 January 2008
... disquisitions on ancient history and art replace explications of the plates, which is what we might have expected. Whatever the expla- nation, the fact remains that many of the plates go undescribed, and the book’s stated purpose in the introduction seems disingenuous, because it has so little bearing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... typically invoked in funereal and posthu- mous ceremonies, it entailed the soul’s ascension to heaven, or translation to the stars, following a virtuous life or self-sacrifi ce for the nation. It could be construed as both a tenet of religious belief and as a cultural and aes- thetic mode...