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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Noblett This article examines one aspect of crime in the London book trade. It deals with the theft of paper, blank, printed, and manuscript, from seventeen members of the trade and discusses how the thieves attempted to sell the paper to other London tradesmen, primarily cheesemongers. The...
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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 (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 in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... wrote in bold colors and began experimenting with genres, incorporating influences that would be developed later in the Victorian novel. She can be seen as a pivotal figure straddling the two periods, building on the conventions of the eighteenth-century novel and carrying them forward. This paper aims...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... set. The practice of extra-illustration consisted in unbinding the book, cutting loose the gatherings of leaves that make up its quires, in order to interleave them with additional pages, or to inlay each page into windows cut through larger sized paper. The process is captured in Walpole’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jolene Zigarovich This paper looks at the cultural discourse of embalming in the eighteenth century. Not uncommon, embalming was performed, improved, and commercialized. From mummy unrollings, to churchyard reorderings, to public viewings of “curiosities,” the embalmed were often exposed to public...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Brett C. McInelly This paper explores some of the ways hymns informed the Methodist revival. I argue that the hymns can be better understood as the site of a complex negotiation between John and Charles Wesley and their followers, as the brothers attempted to steer the movement away from charges of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 26–52.
Published: 01 April 2013
... telegraphic technology, boasting of the speed and accuracy of its transmission of news. the Telegraph ’s reception from its rival publications perpetuates this metaphorical connection: the ministerial press criticizes the speed of the paper’s transmission of news, as much as the principles it transmits. This...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Sandro Jung This paper introduces a little-known print genre that flourished in Britain from the late 1770s to the late nineteenth century. Notwithstanding the long life of the illustrated pocket diary-cum-almanac, scholars have failed to assess the range and variety of these annuals or examine in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Lisa O'Connell Recent scholarly work by Jürgen Habermas, Judith Butler, and others posits a new cultural domain that is simultaneously religious and secular. Drawing on the sermons of John Tillotson and the fiction of Henry Fielding, this paper examines literary sentimentalism in this “post-secular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 April 2017
... English Civil War. Jean-Paul Marat also appreciatively referred to this history, and hints such as these suggest that this work was quite well known in France before the Revolution, although a French translation was not published there until 1791-92. This paper provides an overview of Macaulay's influence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
... reducing its spectacular appearance and its persuasive effect. This paper explores anti-Methodists’ attempts to demystify the persuasive spectacle of extemporary preaching as practiced by itinerant Methodists. By targeting the extemporizing preacher, anti-Methodists contend that the supposedly unpracticed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Amy Louise Erickson Esther Sleepe Burney, the wife of Charles and mother of Frances, features almost not at all in the literature on the Burney family. This paper introduces her, her sisters and her mother, as part of a London fan-making enterprise that was highly lucrative and female-dominated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
... full of agitation, so rarely quiet; so frequently replete with distress—confusion—suspence … even torture.” This paper examines Burney’s shifting, sometimes turbulent, relationship with the members of the Cambridge family—Richard Owen and his wife Mary Trenchard; their daughters Charlotte, Catherine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... fictions forced to adopt a multifaceted persona, Meeke both represented and shaped the literary culture that the Minerva Press created for its voracious patrons. Examining the case of Elizabeth Meeke, my paper considers the ways in which women novelists found themselves continually inscribed, erased, and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (3): 64–70.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ills. $65 Williams Hannah . Académie Royale, A History in Portraits ( London : Routledge , 2015 ). Pp. xx + 358 . 123 ills. $120 hardcover. $49.95 paper ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 January 2005
... – 1818 (Stroud, U.K.: Sutton, 2003). Pp. 309. £7.99 paper. ISBN 0-7509-3201-5 Ashworth, William J. Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England, 1640 – 1845 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2003). Pp. 396. $85. ISBN 0-19-925921-6 Baillie, Joanna. Plays on the Passions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 129–142.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Somerset Parson, 1799 – 1818 (Stroud, U.K.: Sutton, 2003). Pp. 309. £7.99 paper. ISBN 0-7509-320-5 Ashworth, William J. Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England, 1640 – 1845 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2003). Pp. 396. $85. ISBN 0-9-92592-6 Baillie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 128–130.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Bahrdt, Carl Friedrich. “The Edict of Religion. A Comedy” and “The Story and Diary of My Imprisonment,” trans., ed., & intro. John Christian Laursen & Johan van der Zande (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2000). Pp. v + 131. $70, $21.95 paper. ISBN 0-7391-0089-0; 0090-4 Boyle, Nicholas. Goethe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 103–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
...; 01956-5 Anderson, Amanda. The Powers of Distance: Cosmopolitanism and the Cultivation of Detachment (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton Univ., 2001). Pp. x + 196. $55; $18.95 paper. ISBN 0-691-07496-8; 07497-6 Arch, Stephen Carl. After Franklin: The Emergence...