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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of parodies set to old tunes and prose extracts haranguing the new administration and promoting amputation with Swiftian gusto. One of the problems facing twenty-first-century readers is how to get a handle on what exactly is being satirized. In order to gain a fuller understanding of how this collection...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... religion, and to do so he exploits the greater flexibility, ambiguity, and complexity of the graphic mode. An examination of Steele and Hoadly, among other things, permits us to situate more precisely the “sacred parody” of Hogarth's major works on a grid of such terms as Radical Dissenter, Hoadlian Low...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
... Irish poverty and Jonathan Swift’s devastating parody of those writings in A Modest Proposal (1729).1 Swift imitated the style and methods of argument of early pam- phleteers in order to hold up to public view their implicit values — mostly economic effi ciency — and their blithe ability...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... emergent, and some momentary and occasional. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Milton secret history parody Christian accommodation mock epic epic • Paradise Lost, Poem of the Restoration Period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., 77) This procession provided onlookers with a good idea of what the “emblems” and “symbols” of Freemasonry were; in fact, parodies of the procession, and its symbols, were the reason for its eventual cessation in the 1740s (Hamill, 77). Given the general curiosity about all things Masonic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of obscenity and parody. Even though Varro imitated Menippus’ “Style, ECL24302-001-Combe.jm 2 1/1/01, 8:32 AM 3 his Manner, and his Facetiousness,” he avoided “his impudence and filthi...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
... on Austen’s early ideas about morality that her virtuous character constantly contradicts herself and fails to give anyone a straight, or useful, answer. In addition to parodying Johnson’s phrasing, in “Jack and Alice” Aus- ten also borrows from Frances Brooke’s novel The Excursion. The phrase...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., as Hume sees it, is the centrality of the artist figure. The changes rung by novelty and parody on older forms of literature and art, he explains, “should be understood explicitly and principally in terms of writer or artist choices,” and not in terms of “generic evolution” or “external forces” (220...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 April 2002
... effect? Here are the contents of the six volumes, which are arranged, helpfully, according to a number of themes: 1: Richardson’s editorial apparatus from the second (1741) and sixth (1742) editions of Pamela; Fielding’s parody, Shamela...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., and with a misogynistic disdain for women writers in general.32 The poem’s many literary allusions originally included a reference to Clarissa within a parody of Pope and Swift. Had it remained, the allusion to Clarissa would arguably have been the most earthy evocation of “waste” in The Waste Land, but thanks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., the quality of the work runs the gamut from unpolished and often crude rhymes, to elegant, well-wrought verse. Because the sailor was a discernable—and often-parodied—type, with his distinct appearance, attire, and vocabulary, there are a myriad of satirical and bawdy works that purport to be “by a sailor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 252–270.
Published: 01 April 2001
... (1800) to the conduct of court cases (The Pleader’s Guide [1796 the activities of The Shotley Bridge Fox Chace (1795), The Late Improved Mode of Study at Oxford University (1812), and The Art of Making Breeches (1800). Some are these are parodies, but it is not easy from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the House of Commons. In November 1763, the publication the North Briton, 45 had been voted a seditious libel against George III in the Commons, and the House of Lords had simultaneously voted that Wilkes’s parody “An Essay on Woman” was blasphemous and obscene...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2004
...: “The Banisht Cavaliers! a Roving Blade!/ A Popish Carnival! a Masquerade!”1 Here, Behn attempts to school her audience in the politics of reading by anticipating, parodying, and therefore dis- missing, a particular anti-Catholic, anti-court hermeneutics of paranoia that she associates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of mercenary marriages.19 In Coalition Dance (3 April 1783), for example, Gillray parodies the well-­known Reyn- olds painting, Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen (figure 2). Instead of the Montgomery sisters draping with flowers a statue of the Roman god of marriage, North, Fox, and Burke dance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 January 2008
... that is witty, that tells a good story, and that pursues several important arguments (2). The authors mine all manner of material— imitations, continuations, parodies, visual representations, along with letters, publication records, biographies of many of the major and bit players, and even horse-racing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., Spence appealed to the irrever- ent instincts of a plebeian readership, combining “low” forms of popular parody with “high” modes of political and social criticism. Of the various elite writings he reproduced, many were taken from the classical republican tradition, including both this passage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 44–47.
Published: 01 January 2009
... novel no longer seem like parodies of insular emotional agitation. 46 Eighteenth-Century Life Goring comes to the novel by way of his fourth chapter’s argument that act- ing theory should be read as a literary genre, and he suggests that John Hill’s 1755 The Actor; Or, A Treatise on the Art...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., on the other hand, has it sung by his parody of a prince, specifically Frederick, Prince of Wales, whom he depicts as the oafish and sexually inept Owen Apshinken. In his hands, Handel's heartfelt aria becomes Master Owen's plea to Molly, the tenant's daughter, to bypass marriage and harken to “how the turtles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and obscure texts of the Sophisians, ­Spieth detects the Enlightenment’s symbiotic engagement with the darker side of human endeavor. Umberto Eco could well have included the order in Foucault’s Pendulum (1988), his parody, avant la lettre, of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code (2003). Eco’s novel explores...