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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Matthew Simpson The College of William & Mary 2003 ECL27107-Simpson.q4.jw 4/14/03 10:56 AM Page 107 “Hame Content”: Globalization and a Scottish Poet of the Eighteenth Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 13–45.
Published: 01 April 2023
... life and intellectual development from an impoverished childhood to a career in both the merchant and Royal Navy, and to distinguished achievements as poet, sea-scientist and lexicographer. One of the posthumous editions demands special notice, unfortunately due to its deleterious influence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 119–124.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Greg Clingham Johnson Samuel . The Lives of the Poets . Vols. 21–23 of The Works of Samuel Johnson , ed. Middendorf John H. ( New Haven : Yale Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. lvii + 1,583 . $350 Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Bridget Keegan The essay examines the history of poetry written by sailors from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762, 1764 and 1769) inspired many seamen to turn poet and to write about their experiences at sea. Falconer's influence is seen in how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 93–99.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., and afterlives. This “frankly revisionist history” (8) focuses on a group of once popular, now neglected poets—most notably, Young, Elizabeth Singer Rowe, and Mark Akenside—and argues that their meditations on “futurity” or the afterlife offer unexpected insight into the development of eighteenth-century poetry...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 3: I. Cruikshanks, “[Palemon Dying],” engraved by G. Murray, Roach's Beauties of the Poets (London: J. Roach, 1794). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of his life, but he was also a translator, a textual scholar, a prodigious letter writer, and in the first major phase of his career, a love poet depicting young women in love, such as Sapho, Eloise, the Unfortunate Lady, and Belinda, often focusing on erotic rapture and death. From about 1728 until his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... figure of the first half of the century. Tracing Lady Mary's publication in miscellanies over the course of the eighteenth century offers the opportunity to compare a poet's current reputation with her reputation among her peers. This article follows the miscellany publication of some of Lady Mary's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jennifer Batt As records in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) reveal, verse in miscellanies was printed without attribution or was attributed via descriptive epithets, pseudonyms, or partial indications of a poet's name at least as often as it was printed with a clear and unambiguous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... a gendered hierarchy to the arts: poetry is masculinized and painting feminized; a masculine speaker describes a feminine object. Founded exclusively on the work of male poets, this account has not yet considered how eighteenth-century female poets contributed to this tradition. Through her ekphrastic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and dependent), these poets posited the secondary not as inferior or less, but as a necessary, often highly desirable, condition of women's belatedness. Advocating revision and renaming, these writers developed a distinctive feminist poetics of improvement in order to express women's ascendency as the sex...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... as the foremost court poet of the Restoration. The Rochester the volume presented—as well as the poems it attributed to him—evolved across the early editions of The Works , and it was in the hands of the notorious bookseller Edmund Curll that its vision of Rochester took its most influential turn. Inserting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Donald W. Nichol Literary miscellanies have long been popular. Richard Tottel's 1557 collection, Songes and Sonettes , gathered the works of various Tudor poets. In 1684, Jacob Tonson and John Dryden launched a miscellany that reached six volumes by 1709. By 1743, the time was ripe for a satirical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Adam Rounce This article looks at the reception of a number of seventeenth-century poets in the eighteenth century, using the materials in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI). It considers whether the existing reception narrative of the relative neglect of John Donne and George Herbert during...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... descendants of the medieval fabliau. In the process, it explores a best-selling anthology of them, the Noble brothers' The Muse in Good Humour (1744–85), and the career of Matthew Prior, the greatest contemporary producer of this genre and by far the most prominent English poet between Dryden and Pope. While...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...David E. Shuttleton The Scottish poet Dr. Thomas Blacklock (1720-90) is often cited as the first professional man of letters to recognize the poetic achievements of Robert Burns. As Burns later recalled to John Moore, it was a letter from Blacklock in late 1786 praising the “Kilmarnock Poems...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 January 2010
... and ethical killing that flourished in seventeenth-century England. Dryden joins the company of travel writers, pamphleteers, poets, scholars, and philosophers who were troubled by the pervasive mistreatment of animals in Western Europe. Duke University Press 2009 R...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Giulia Pacini As they debated the pros and cons of grafting, eighteenth-century French agronomists, philosophers, novelists, and poets negotiated the tensions and contradictions that surfaced between their nostalgia for a `”natural” society, and their dreams of perpetual innovation, culture...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., both in the later eighteenth century and the present day. It focuses specifically on two poets who formulated the private sublime: Freneau in the 1781 British Prison-Ship and Ann Eliza Bleecker in the poems that she wrote after her daughter’s death in 1777. While Freneau’s poetry emphasizes terror...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Suvir Kaul Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762) contains substantial passages in which the poet surveys the Greco-Roman cities and ruins visible to sailors as they sail past landmasses in the Mediterranean. This survey of past and present is a reminder of the changing fortunes—the rise and fall...