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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Peter M. Briggs Duke University Press 2005 John Graunt, Sir William Petty, and Swift’s Modest Proposal Peter M. Briggs Bryn Mawr College It would be an unsound fancy and self...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... a family of Anglo-Norman pedigree repositioning himself in London society to take maximum advantage of an extraordinary piece of good fortune. He was so successful in confirming his own family’s preeminence, that the Fitzmaurice-Pettys procured a British peerage in one generation, and in the next, attained...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
....” These narratives claim to expose clandestine acts, to pull away veils that hide petty motives, and to expose abuses underlying the exercise of power. In Swift’s work, however, the impulse to dig up embarrassing or disillusioning secrets serves yet another purpose; it allows more painful realities to remain buried...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the American colonies, where the concern to populate settlements led to suggestions for compul- sory Creole marriages, systematized polygamy between male colonists and indigenous women (an arrangement that William Petty delicately called “California” marriage),4...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... are Imposed on in Ireland also by a pack of Rogues about my being dead, the principal Author of it is one in Newgate lately in the Pillory for Libell against the State. there is no such Man as Isaack Bickerstaff it is a sham Name, but his \true/ Name is Pettie, \he/ is always Either...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2000
... not necessarily truth- ful. Women as Retailers The vast majority of the women in the trade operated as petty retail- ers. Our own sample is skewed to the extent that the two tallies of retailers do not list the wives who would in many instances have functioned as the de facto business partners...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 14–40.
Published: 01 January 2015
... on Kingston Lacey and Cornbury, vacated by his disgraced ally, Edward Hyde, the Earl of Clarendon. The Conways divided their lives between Kensington and Ragley in Warwickshire.22 Sir William Petty, owner of houses in Dublin and London, looked around for a country estate in England. He conceived...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the Earl of Shel- burne, from the Reproaches of His Numerous Enemies, which had appeared in late 1782. Henry Fitzmaurice-Petty, Lord Shelburne, became home secre- tary with responsibility for colonial affairs in April of 1782. At the same time, Fox became foreign secretary (figure 2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 January 2015
... versa? He recounts how John Fitzmaurice moved from Kerry to London and offers his story as a case study for a future systematic explo- ration of Anglo-Irish integration and socialization into London society. Aston describes how John Fitzmaurice, nephew to Henry Petty, first Earl...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of Gay’s or Fielding’s the- atrical satires on Walpole’s regime from the 1720s and ’30s, but neither of these authors had much interest in the arena where Walpole wielded his authority most decisively, Parliament itself, with its antique protocols, oratorical battles, petty spats, and occasional...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Johnson’s life from birth until the time he settled permanently in London, the second surveyed Ireland and the Making of James Johnson, MD 2 1 7 his publications, and the third addressed his private life and family. Petti- grew was familiar with the MCR and Johnson’s other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the Show-room,” both incarnates and exploits the decadent taste in human curiosities.28 Dwarfs thus also serve to mock human pretensions. Swift exploits this idea in Gulli- ver’s Travels through both the petty Lilliputians, who embody the meanness 84 Eighteenth-Century Life of human ambitions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 201–213.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... 176, and Dress, Culture, and Commerce: The English Clothing Trade before the Factory, 1660–1800 (N.Y.: St. Martin’s, 1997), pp. 145–46; and Mar- garet Spufford, The Great Reclothing of Rural England: Petty Chapmen and Their Wares in the Seventeenth Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 60–67.
Published: 01 April 2008
... In “Fingal,” then, the parallels with Swift, from madness to misogyny, and the sense of his presence as a living force in the historical landscape of Fingal, offer Beckett a way of investing a shabby little tale of sexual oppor- tunism, dubious sanity, and petty chicanery with a tragic resonance. In par...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 41–60.
Published: 01 April 2004
... Leibnizians. What do you understand by the pre-established harmony? ( JubA, 338; Dahlstrom, 97) The conversational tone of the dialogue allows Mendelssohn to remain casually sarcastic; he dismisses Bayle’s obvious slur that Leibniz “stole” the name of the theory as a petty and inconsequential concern...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2006
... not without its own internal divisions. Through institutions reminiscent of the petty local courts of outside life, the leading groups inside the jail brought representative government and group discus- sion into the day-to-day running of the prison (250 – 98). It would be use- ful to know...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
... an image of the criminal poor. This reading appears even likelier given that capital sentences were still often the punishment for fairly petty crimes against property. We know that both Barbauld and her brother John Aikin admired the philanthropist John Howard, sometimes identified as one of her early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
... and wealthy city is filled with innu- merable employments for which the greater part of mankind is without a name; with artificers whose labour is exerted in producing such petty con- veniences, that many shops are furnished with instruments, of which the use can hardly be found without inquiry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 147–155.
Published: 01 January 2002
... scarcely pass a week in summer without seeing it rise to 100 deg.; sometimes to 105 deg; nay, beyond even that burning altitude. From the throes of hunger . . . arose a repetition of petty delinquencies, which no vigilance could detect...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
... those and the others there is more connection than you are aware” (4:126–27). The smallest transgression against the laws of property is quite dangerous, for, un- checked, it will lead irrevocably to a criminal career: “There is hardly any petty mischief...