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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Lisa O'Connell The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26308-OConn.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:32 PM Page 98 “Matrimonial Ceremonies Displayed”: Popular Ethnography and Enlightened Imperialism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Scarlet Bowen The College of William & Mary 2004  “The Real Soul of a Man in her Breast”: Popular Opposition and British Nationalism in Memoirs of Female Soldiers, 1740 – 1750 Scarlet Bowen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew O'Malley In this essay, the author argues that chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe should be viewed not simply as impoverished abridgments of Defoe's novel, but as striking examples of the popular “appropriation” of an elite text by plebeian readers. The ruthless editorial decisions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Eveline Cruickshanks Pincus Steve . 1688: The First Modern Revolution ( New Haven : Yale Univ. , 2009 ). Pp. xiii + 647 . $40 Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Review Essay Popular Revolution...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 83–86.
Published: 01 September 2015
... + 865 . $350 ; vol. 3 : Pp. xxi + 722 $299 . Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay One Popular Playwright, One Private Man Linda Bree Cambridge, England Henry Fielding. Plays, vol...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 138–143.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Dianne Dugaw Steve Newman. Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon: The Call of the Popular from the Restoration to the New Criticism (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2007). Pp. 294. 3 ills. $65. ISBN 978-0-8122-4009-2 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (3): 89–94.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sean Connolly Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Morley Vincent . The Popular Mind in Eighteenth-Century Ireland ( Cork : Cork Univ. , 2017 ). Pp. 256. €39 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and circulated, these interventions both turn one bibliographical item into something that looks like two, presenting problems for the way they are represented in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) and other bibliographical databases. For, by certain blunt measures of “popularity,” in such databases it may...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Peter Denney Sound played a crucial role in plebeian politics in the eighteenth century, with singing, shouting, clapping, and other kinds of acoustic expression conveying a range of meanings. However, historians have mostly neglected the acoustic dimensions of popular political discourse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Claudine van Hensbergen The Works of the Earls of Rochester and Roscommon was one of the most popular poetic miscellanies of the eighteenth century, with more than twenty editions published. Rochester's verse filled the entire first volume, a prominence that proclaimed his importance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in popularity that The Spectator suffered later. The papers’ very success in diffusing its anecdotes throughout popular consciousness in the eighteenth century meant the stories that originally had the force of new insights into human nature came to be regarded as mere illustrations of archaic ideas about men...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 September 2022
... its low comedy and farce. This paper argues that dramatic entertainments should factor into discussions of the novel's extraordinary influence in eighteenth‐century England. Thomas D'Urfey's popular trilogy, The Comical History of Don Quixote (1694–95), and several of its successors augment the base...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Baretti used Montesquieu's theory to conceptualize relationships between music, audience, and environment. They were drawn to Montesquieu not simply because his political ideas were popular, but also because his thought was directly engaged with midcentury concerns about music's power over the body, its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... this hugely popular literary form over the century? Whilst the article examines a number of texts, it also offers a more focused analysis of one particular collection, The Agreeable Variety (1717), from which we can draw wider conclusions. The miscellany contains eight “Shakespearean” fragments. Some...
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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 (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Tanya Caldwell Hannah Cowley’s most popular plays were her domestic comedies. These engaged so deeply with the dramatic and literary traditions of her predecessors and contemporaries that she was sometimes accused of plagiarism. However, her goal in writing her plays as they address national issues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the ability of rational educational approaches to inculcate religious belief. I compare Zenobia to Edgeworth’s Harrington , Rousseau’s Émile , Mme de Genlis’ Adéle et Thèodore , and Hamilton’s Agrippina. Zenobia applies two popular modes of fictional representation of education to the teaching of religion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paddy Bullard This article develops recent work by literary historians on miscellany publication, and on the printed miscellanies that were so important and popular for the early eighteenth-century book trade. It offers a history of the form, illustrated by comments made by the Duke of Buckingham...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Anne M. Thell Published in collaboration with the Royal Society of London in 1697, William Dampier’s A New Voyage Round the World was the most popular and influential travel account of the first half of the eighteenth century. Yet despite the astonishing success of New Voyage within commercial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Brian Michael Norton This essay approaches Enlightenment theories of happiness through three forgotten but once highly popular treatises: John Norris’s An Idea of Happiness (1683), Thomas Nettleton’s A Treatise on Virtue and Happiness (1742), and James Harris’s “Concerning Happiness: A Dialogue...