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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Juliet Feibel The College of William & Mary 2000 1 Vortigern, Rowena, and the Ancient Britons: Historical Art and the Anglicization of National Origin On 2 April 1796...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Marie E. McAllister The College of William & Mary 2000 22 Stories of the Origin of Syphilis in Eighteenth-Century England: Science, Myth, and Prejudice The stories we tell about the origins of things speak to who we are. Each culture has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Yu Liu The College of William & Mary 2003 The Importance of the Chinese Connection: The Origin of the English Garden Yu Liu Niagara County Community College In the first half...
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 4. Unknown maker, Print-Room Style Wallpaper, originally hung in Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire (ca. 1760), color woodblock print on paper, 40.6 x 22.5 cm, given by Mr G. E. Jarvis, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, E.473-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... anecdotes describe incidents that unsettle normative assumptions about how beings do or ought to act, and so help generate new knowledge of human nature. Mr. Spectator’s anecdotal method gave the papers the appearance of novelty for its original readership, but it was also the cause of the steep decline...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... that comes second in time, whether as a refined Eve in relation to a rudimentary Adam, or as the revisionary woman poet in relation to the originary masculine classic author. Taken together, their rewritings of Original Sin, human origins, English poetry, and Britain's progress transformed the discourse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Margaret J. M. Ezell This essay examines the ways in which the single-authored, period literary history has been challenged since the original Oxford History of English Literature series appeared in the mid twentieth century. The volumes in the new Oxford English Literary History appearing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
...James A. Winn The essays printed here all make the case for historical criticism in reasonable and persuasive terms. Professor Weinbrot's paper shows how recovering the meaning that classical allusions, formal word order, and particular loaded phrases had for their original audiences makes us...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in France, examines the origins of the translation of her history, and considers the way it was presented, during the crucial period of the Revolution when it appeared. I will offer new evidence for Macaulay's relationships with French radicals and aristocrats before the Revolution, and in particular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... for his initial championing of Burns and the origins of the song-collecting project over which they eventually collaborated while drawing attention to how Blacklock’s own somewhat ambivalent, yet active engagement with the vernacular poetic tradition had been largely hidden at the behest of his own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... could associate and obtain communal support. The movement’s success set an explicit challenge to the authority of the original Grand Lodge of England, which the Antients disparagingly termed “the Moderns,” and led to a schism in English Freemasonry that lasted some sixty years. Copyright 2015 by Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the metaphysical and empirical implications of specular display. It further reveals how mirrors functioned as cultural touchstones in critical debates over the correlation between morals and manners, authenticity and facsimile, ideal imitation and original expression, and how they thus provide fresh contextual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of notoriety, traded sex for money. Reexamining a portrait already well known for its aesthetic, thematic, and cultural complexities, this essay considers first Reynolds's reworking of the Trevisani original and the Pliny account that inspired it. Then it reroutes all of the portrait's intricately connected...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., and Mary; and their sons Richard Owen Jr.; Charles Owen, and, especially, George Owen—in an effort to understand the origins and course of, as Burney puts it, the “war which seems regularly to be declared upon my arrival” at Twickenham. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Burney...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 99–124.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... Specifically, I will examine the relationship between literary lutes and the natural world, charting the shifts from Neoplatonic notions of musica mundana , to the dendrological seventeenth-century understanding of material origins, to the descriptive conventions associated with the warbling of neoclassical...
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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 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 September 2021
... mariners more readily or more evidently than they originated them in the educationally advantaged. This article surveys the experiences of a handful of ordinary voyagers to the Pacific Ocean. It aims to move forward discussions about the role the Pacific region and Pacific people played in developing so...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... prestige of the Wettin dynasty. As porcelain factories were established at courts across Europe, however, the material's signifying role became complex. On the one hand, its alchemical associations aligned it with unfettered princely power in the realm of the absolutist court. On the other, its origins...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Danielle Spratt Bailes Melissa . Questioning Nature: British Women’s Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750–1830 ( Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia , 2017 ). Pp. 256. $45 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... newness as divisible into two categories: those of originality and hybridity. She distrusted deviations from originality, and considered Darwin’s and Smith’s plagiarisms to be degenerate, stylistic hybrids. By analogizing authorial style with fixed species in her critique of Darwin’s early theory...