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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Robert Neuman The College of William & Mary 2000 108 — Review Essay — Social Identity and the Politics of Place in France Robert W. Berger. A Royal Passion: Louis XIV as Patron of Architecture. Cam- bridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Tobias Menely The College of William & Mary 2004  Traveling in Place: Gilbert White’s Cosmopolitan Parochialism Tobias Menely Indiana University “We have great Faith in your...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Louise Curran Over the course of the eighteenth century, Milton's place in the British poetic canon was both contested and established. The first scholarly editions of Paradise Lost were printed, and the full range of his verse—both in form and content—was frequently imitated as well as discussed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... contradistinction. Whereas Pope's belief in the redemptive potential of his own poetic prowess—a belief not always unwavering in the face of the cultural decline he set out to combat—compelled him to give the model of Pope-as-author pride of place in future memory, Swift tended to emphasize the expedient...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
... was involved in a much larger process than he realized: he was transforming how knowledge, nature, and experience could and should be related in narrative. In this essay, I study the narrative problems and complexities of New Voyage , and place them in the context of the reforms in travel writing (and, more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Be careful or they will cut your throat. Samuel Johnson is more temperate in his undated sermon. The regicide was a sign of destructive envy, both in its own right and because it ignored alternatives, like legal restraint upon the crown. Swift places the regicide in a political and national context. Johnson...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 3. Excerpt from the print/manuscript commonplace book of R. King in A New Common-Place Book, in which the Plan Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esq., is enlarged and improved (Cambridge: John Nicolson, 1783), Huntington, HM 79057. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 4. Excerpt from the print/manuscript commonplace book of R. King in A New Common-Place Book, in which the Plan Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esq., is enlarged and improved (Cambridge: John Nicolson, 1783), Huntington, HM 79057. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 2. Index from the print/manuscript commonplace book of R. King in A New Common- Place Book, in which the Plan Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esq., is enlarged and improved , 3rd ed. (Cambridge: John Nicolson, 1783), Huntington, HM 79057. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 1. Locke's commonplace book index, printed in Locke, A New Method of Making Common-Place-Books . . . To Which Is added Something from Monsieur Le Clerc, relating to the same Subject , trans. from French (London: J. Greenwood, 1706), Huntington Library, RB 470934. Courtesy More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Howard D. Weinbrot Like other earlier authors, Fielding and Richardson place culturally shared “codes” in their texts and exploit those codes for their readers' instruction and delight. The historical critic uses multiple approaches to reclaim what our ancestors knew and what can enlarge modern...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... examines three of Cowley’s strategic domestic comedies: The Runaway (1776); The Belle’s Stratagem (1780); and The Town Before You (1795). Through these plays, we see the playwright participating in a late eighteenth-century revival and transformation of the georgic mode as she places women, provincials...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... writers, and Hays's work can also be seen in this light, for her biographies present a strikingly opposed view of the proper education of women. To this end, I examine Hays's innovative depiction of childhood education, and the great emphasis she places upon her subjects' reading and intellectual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 122–138.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Germano Maifreda This article examines the economic policies limiting foreign ownership (and, consequently, immigration) in the course of the Ancien Régime, through the case study of Milan. This state was placed in a border situation between the Italian peninsula and Europe, and, therefore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., Austen writes, “had not had principle or sense enough to maintain himself in the situation in which Providence had placed him.” The romantics' newly formed understanding of the process of extinction, led by a growth in the study of fossils, forms the background to this novel in which Austen radically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 April 2011
... doctrines he preached during his entire adult life; the writings of John Norris, of Bemerton, highly praised by both Dunton and Sterne, would be a good place to begin. Duke University Press 2011 R Laurence Sterne’s Sermons and The Pulpit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... intrigue, Haywood draws on the French salon romances that placed women in a position of power and influence. This aristocratic bias was friendly to Royalism. Jacobitism offered a home to women writers with an unconventional view of sexual morality and the politics of gender. Acknowledging the politics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Helen Burke This essay analyzes the Irish jokes that circulated in London in the 1680s, paying particular attention to those that emanated from the stage and from the two earliest Irish joke books, Bog Witticisms; or, Dear Joy’s Common-Places (1682) and Teagueland Jests, or Bogg-Witticisms (1690...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in order to satisfy his ambitions in the metropolis. Johnson’s identity formation did not progress in a linear fashion that mirrored his physical movement from Ireland to London, but was rather a struggle that moved back and forth, depending on time, place, and circumstance. By exposing the ways that Irish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Burney with a vocabulary with which to express anxieties about her place in an increasingly stratified and hierarchized print marketplace. Her eventual rejection of taxonomic sociability in Cecilia replicates her resistance to literary classification, and points towards a desire to be accounted, as she...