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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... death in 1744, he no longer wrote this kind of poetry, but instead turned his creative energies toward passionate social and political satire, fashioning a poetic persona of the satirist as powerful, wide-ranging, virtually sacred raptor. Hence, Pope's poetic career moves in a direction from portraying...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of rational religion. To its followers, Methodism offered a model of spiritual sincerity and moral piety through internal revelations best exhibited through passionate, extemporary preaching. For anti-Methodists, it was crucial to formalize the supposedly organic occurrence of the extempore, thus reducing its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... literature imagery passion • “Set His Image in Motion:” John Dennis and Early Eighteenth-Century Motion Imagery Sara Landreth University of Ottawa In your mind’s eye, try...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jeffrey Barnouw Koch Erec R. . The Aesthetic Body: Passion, Sensibility, and Corporeality in Seventeenth-Century France ( Newark : Univ. of Delaware , 2008 ). Pp. 390 . $75 Thomson Ann . Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 January 2010
... is and ought only to be the slave of the passions.” Emotions were considered to be infectious, moving as promiscuously between one person and another as between texts and their readers. Philosophers saw feeling as an essential ethical resource, while imaginative writers defended literature based on its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 101–105.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., and Crébillon, in particu- lar. Stewart argues that the overwhelming force and the clarity of form, which marked Descartes’s treatise Les Passions de l’âme (1649) and Racine’s tragic the- ater waned during the second half of the seventeenth century. By 1730, emo- tions had been recast as increasingly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2004
... well into the nineteenth century. “If you search for passion,” wrote Lord Byron, “where is it . . . stronger than in the epistle to Eloisa from Abelard.”1 Not only were the letters widely read and imitated, but the tomb of the medieval lovers also became popular as a site of pilgrimage for sensitive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 January 2003
...,” “distraction,” “melancholy,” “distemper,” and “passion” defendants explained a wide spectrum of psychological states that ranged from irritability to delusion and insanity. Defendants borrowed the lan- guage of legal insanity to argue for some kind of diminished intent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
... than spelling out the plot of the work, as was typical, the argument from the libretto prepares the audience for a kind of morality play: The immoderate passion that Orlando entertained for Angelica, Queen of Catai, and which, in the end, totally deprived him of his Reason...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 January 2007
... and obscene matters (that is to say) in one part thereof According to the Tenour following (to wit):1 Among the many Unspeakable Benefi ts which redound to the World from the Christian Religion, no one makes a more conspicuous Figure than the Demolition of Pederasty. That celebrated Passion, Seal’d...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
... the ‘inconstancy’ (p. 33) of language might lend romance an epistemological guarantee drawn, ironically, from Leviathan’s anti-romantic reconstitution of passion” (111). The jargon and clashing meta- phors (an abstract something trumps another something that lends something else a guarantee that is drawn...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... are the same with respect to their passions, in all ages and all countries,” their passions may be directed at any object of desire.14 Montesquieu’s identical maxim that “men have been sensible of the same passions in all ages” had been published in 1759 in an English translation of his Réflexions sur...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Popular Ethnography and Enlightened Imperialism 103 riage’s job to reconcile the forces of “nature” and “the passions” to the requirements of civil society. Again, Hume’s thinking is exemplary. In “Of the amorous passion, or love betwixt the sexes,” another chapter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 January 2016
... offspring). She reads two of Goethe’s novels, The Sorrows of Young Werther and Elective Affinities, as succes- sive rewritings of Rousseau’s Julie or the New Heloise, all three of which are two- part works in which passion is negotiated within love triangles. To cite just one example drawn from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 44–47.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Fits of Passion (1996) stand as exemplars of the critical literature—one might well ask whether it is possible to put new tires on this cultural vehicle and take it for a spin. Goring manages to do so by analyzing elocution debates that were carried out on the stage, in the pulpit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... variant forms across nine miscellanies printed between 1727 and 1775, with the latest of these, A New Select Collection of Epitaphs, also containing the apocryphal Epitaph on Tom o Combe.23 The Passionate Pilgrim is likewise popularly extracted, appearing in four differ- ent forms across four...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 66–70.
Published: 01 April 2015
...: the Politics of Passion (2012), the his- torical biographer Anne Somerset has comparatively little to say about poets, composers, and other artists who flourished in the first decade of the eigh- teenth century, concentrating on political intrigue and Anne’s spats with rival ministers. Somerset tells...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 25–46.
Published: 01 April 2005
... of manners, and strong representa- tions of passion. Others incline to more correct and regular elegance both in description and sentiment.”25 On the evidence of the Lectures, Blair him- self is among those for whom “boldness” and “strength” are more appeal- ing than “correct and regular elegance.” He...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2003
... characterizations superior to the static Theophrastan Charac- ter. Some other writers criticized the Theophrastan Character as a closed system, subordinated to a single frame of reference. As Craig pointed out, the writers of the Character “take for their object a character governed by some one passion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
..., and move the passions; so three kinds of eloquence correspond to them, generally called the plain or simple, the sublime, and the mixt.”29 History is also parti- tioned into three kinds, but according to subject matter, rather than pur- pose and style...