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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Lynn Festa Duke University Press 2005 Personal Eff ects: Wigs and Possessive Individualism in the Long Eighteenth Century Lynn Festa Harvard University...
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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 (2018) 42 (1): 110–116.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and Engagements, 1760–1820 ( Lewisburg : Bucknell Univ. , 2015 ). Pp. 340. $100 Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Review Essay Weather, Water, Persons, and Books: Mediating Global Romanticism James Mulholland...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... negotiated their ways between the benefits and the liabilities of marriage. “Contract” marriage, or “performing marriage,” the essay suggests, was one way in which an actress might maintain her legal, and therefore professional, agency, within the framework of a long-term personal relationship. Some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ashley Marshall The “Defoe” to be found in the major modern biographies and the criticism of the last four decades is a radically different person and writer from earlier Defoes. Although the notion of a “constructed” author is by now an over-worked cliché, Defoe represents an especially...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... personal narrators who together recalled a fragmented history of their youth. This self-representation was harlequin-like—insistently informal, by turns irreverent or extravagant or facetious, based entirely on their changing whims. The eccentric world of their novel existed only as they imagined...
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Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 3. From George Vertue, Jacobus Houbraken, and Thomas Birch, Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain (1743–51), engraving, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, Folio 49 4647 . Courtesy Lewis Walpole Library. More
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Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 4. From George Vertue, Jacobus Houbraken, and Thomas Birch, Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain (1743–51), engraving, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, Folio 49 4647 . Courtesy Lewis Walpole Library. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the dialogic personal practice of philosophy with the characters of three modern Socratics, producing an aestheticized theory of enthusiastic self-characterization in which the philosopher can only perform “true enthusiasm” by multiplying himself into different characters. Copyright 2012 by Duke University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., this article shows how Irish investors, both those living in London, and those more normally residing in Ireland, interacted with the London markets. The importance of personal and familial links is emphasized, while the experience of Irish investors is also situated within the broader context...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the office of British first minister in the person of his son, William Petty, second Earl of Shelburne. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Peerage Patronage London Parliament Petty • Irish or English? The Rise and Rise of John...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and undignified personal detail. In Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat; alias The Progress of Curiosity; alias A Birthday Ode; alias Mr Whitbread's Brewhouse (1787), Peter diagnoses the opposite problem in Thomas Warton's celebration of King George III, which treats an essential trivial figure as if he were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
... derives principally from the discourse of Linnaean taxonomy, with which Burney was familiar primarily through the personal tutelage of the botanist Daniel Solander (a social acquaintance of her father Charles, and a professional contact of her brother James). Ultimately, taxonomic discourse supplied...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the nineteenth century. Marianne profited from the older woman’s superior knowledge, Bluestocking experience, and personal encouragement, but ultimately chose another path altogether, that of Evangelical reforms, moving on into the circles of Arthur Young, whom she assisted as a secretary, and William...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 105–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by examining the issues that arose when it was embodied in actresses whose personal lives, especially as mediated by the contemporary press, reflected crucial aspects of Fanny Hill’s. Cleland Druidesses Elfrida Caractacus actresses Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 15–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., it is also because a number of people, including myself, made the field accessible—at some personal cost. eighteenth-century erotica pornography German reactions to research on erotica personal experience Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... through an interplay of voices. Mr. Spectator’s evolving first-person perspective, animated by the loose, ad hoc structures of the justice’s work, where determining the beginning and ending of a legal action is often difficult, clarifies Sir Roger’s exemplary functions in the text. This essay argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
... ubiquitous difficulties arising from their consensus that “fame or celebrity among us in their generation” was “the grand principle” on which biography was founded: first, how to “do justice” to a person on the basis of sources and testimonials that reflected the partisanship of a country “rent by faction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 92–112.
Published: 01 January 2024
... from a single Dublin address, made me curious about the album's creator, Thomasina Newcomen, and the circumstances surrounding the creation of her album. In tracing the album's signatories in the archives, I discovered that the entries reflected both the personal story of a teenage courtship and also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 138–142.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Octavia Cox Morris Marilyn . Sex, Money, and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics ( New Haven : Yale Univ. , 2014 ). Pp. xiv + 257 . $85 Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 43, Number 3...