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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
... into the strikingly uniform descriptions found in biographies of Chatham and in parliamentary histories both contemporary and modern. A letter from Walker King to Richard Burke, Jr., written within hours of the event, offers a compelling new perspective on what may have been said on the floor of Lords on 7 April 1778...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Lynn Festa Drawing on Parliamentary debates, print polemics, and satirical prints, this essay traces the rhetorical erosion of seemingly categorical distinctions between human and animal, animate and inanimate, person and thing, in the controversy that arose around the 1796 imposition of a tax...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
... routinely to tolerate the transcribing and pub- lishing of its debates and divisions. The new transparency of the transactions at Westminster came to encourage not only heightened levels of popular scru- tiny and editorializing, but also, eventually, canonical works of parliamentary history, fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
... that the Life of Savage was written two years after the collapse of the Opposition and Walpole’s resignation from office. In the time between, Johnson had composed parliamentary debates, in- cluding the “Debate on the Motion to Remove Sir Robert Walpole,” and Patriot...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 65–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Bolingbroke was widely read, wrote well, and did make a sincere effort to provide the disparate elements of the parliamentary Opposition with a coherent political ideology and a moral platform. All his life he supported the claims of the landed gentry to be the natural rulers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
... warned not to feed them. Everything was taken by the parliamentary soldiers including a dish of breastmilk for the baby. Four sons were forced to move to Ireland, includ- ing Swift s father, driven thither by their su³erings. 12 Swift s birth in Ire- land is a direct consequence of the Civil Wars...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
... equipped with ill-gotten prosperity, an insatia- ble appetite for luxury, and a desire to climb into elite spheres of power and influence.2 Horace Walpole’s 1761 complaint that “West Indians, conquer- ors, nabobs, and admirals” were overwhelming every parliamentary bor- ough in the general election...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a belief in the potential danger from Jacobitism (liv lxi, xciii xciv). Besides, the existence of a substantial minority of Dissenters in Dublin, who by their occasional con- formity circumvented the requirements of the sacramental test, led to tensions with Anglicans in municipal and parliamentary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that James had abdicated and resolved without a vote that the Prince and Princess of Orange be declared king and queen. This was far short of a consensual decision.3 Pincus traces the results of the 1688 revolution and its parliamentary and economic benefits as far as 1696 (with a few comments...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 82–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
... (3:13). To Ken- nedy, parliamentary debates were worth reporting: for example, she outlines the debates on the Regency Bill (116), but also a debate about the princesses being made financially independent (138), and it is striking to see how a gentle- woman seemingly far removed from politics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
... on Johnson’s political writings and parliamentary debates. But readers interested in Kaminski’s recent edition of Johnson’s Debates in Parliament would ben- efit from his essay on the contexts of these debates, in which he examines, in Johnson’s reporting, the debates’ authenticity, the rivalry with other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 120–124.
Published: 01 January 2009
... skills made the parliamentary impeachment of Hastings (1786 – 95) a national spectacle, the “imperial idea” itself was never in question. In fact, as Dirks shows, empire “emerged from the trial stronger than ever. The imperial enterprise had been cleansed of corruption,” which meant that its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
... failure of the existing system in Dublin, Fownes calls for parliamentary intervention. He complains that viable methods of public aid including a poor bill and building more workhouses and hospi- tals were not garnering support in the English Parliament, while the num- ber of needy in Ireland...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... program of the Hanoverian court, but they did not, as in France, meet in regular salons. There were weekly assemblies hosted by women during the parliamentary sea- Raising the Wind: Society Hostesses and Social Networks 9 1 son, but these assemblies, while associated with one party...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 January 2009
... to the perspective offered by O’Brien: the way forward here is to think of poetry as being involved in “a conversation with political thought conducted in other forms of writing, such as treatises, dialogues, parliamentary speeches and pamphlets,” and to regard this conversation as “the broader frame of dis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 January 2020
... authority (49), despite having both a hereditary and a parliamentary claim to the throne. In fact, being doubly entitled posed a problem. In a section entitled Protestantism and Constitutional Monarchy, Hone offers a credible conclusion: Unlike her predecessors, Anne used her coronation to downplay her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 81–86.
Published: 01 April 2015
... to deplore his deplorable fiscal habits. The best of the current work on Sheridan rejects these separations out- right. As David Taylor demonstrates quite powerfully in his new book, there was a “complex overlap of theatrical and parliamentary-political cultures towards the end of the eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2009
... to give to a relatively impover- ished understanding of who is doing what and why” (152). This analysis of personification in tales told by things moves smoothly into an analysis of a wider swath of genres in the abolitionist debate—memoir, verse, parliamentary debate, even ceramics—explaining...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... The turbulent decade beginning in 1750 (67) was marked by growing tension between the parlement and the Crown, and between the parlement and the philosophes (79). Voltaire certainly saw himself as a supporter of the Crown against parliamentary tyranny (86). Then, during the 1760s, he became involved...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... cultural forms, along with the oral performances they sustained, were being deployed by radical activists to persuade ple- beians to accept their plans for parliamentary reform, if mostly under the guise of aristocratic or, at least, middle-class political leadership.34 As one balladeer asserted...