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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... was infecting the youth of England with debilitating disease, and that they were bringing disease home to harm the nation. The belief sprang from medical ignorance and xenophobia, but also from the usefulness of associating pox with the Grand Tour, a rhetorical move that helped to palliate domestic medical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... something to cling to as we wrestle with the inevi- table questions: Where did this sickness come from, why is it here, how can I escape? By 1700, stories about the origins of the pox had been circulating for more than two hundred years. Syphilis was an old and extensively studied disease, yet its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
... to Corbett’s, where the Small-pox then raged, though Castell acquainted him with his not having had that Distemper, and that he dreaded it so much, that the putting him into a House where it was would occasion his Deathand therefore he [asked] that he might either be sent to another...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
... legitimation of prostitution is presented as a reso- lution to the paradox Mandeville exposes, ensuring that whores could be monitored to prevent the spread of the pox and other sexually transmitted diseases that infect the “Blood” of the constitution (Modest Defence, 58). In this elusively ironic text...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of old Age, as well as the marks of small pox, with a new invented Paste; and sells artificial Breasts for Ladies, either German-Plumps, French-Tetonettes, or English-primikins, equal, if not superior for Complexion, Softness, and Elasticity, to Natural Ones. He rectifies all bad...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
... if it is not natural, cannot withstand the decidedly natural passage of time. While “Beauties” such as Belinda are “deck’d with all that Land and Sea afford,” these adornments have never “Charm’d the Small-pox, or chas’d old Age away.” The transformation accomplished by the toilette...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
... is rewarded for public valor, but really, All this favour is because he marry d 3 8 Eighteenth-Century Life the author s sister ; a king takes physic for a euphemistically phrased pri- vate indisposition, bluntly identi‰ed in the margins as The Pox. Impa- tiently, Swift looks for the secret springs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 53–72.
Published: 01 September 2000
... their living on the street—were also excluded. All clubs denied entry to Catholics and the Irish, and at the end of the century, militia men as well. In certain societies, some medical conditions—such as gout and rheumatism, or a prior case of the small pox—could disqualify...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Trimm: Then, the whole noise of Fopps to wagers go, Pox on her, ’t must be she; and Damm’ee no.72 If a man failed adequately to “know her by her Rigging and her Trimm,” of course, he could always press the woman to show her face. Emilia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in the Thames, but he was sent ashore to be seen by some eminent persons; and I being in want of Money, was prevailed upon to sell first, part of my share in him, and by degrees all of it. After this I heard he was carried about to be shown as a Sight, and that he died of the Small-­pox at Oxford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Treatises in Enlightenment Britian  5 5 the efficacy of smallpox inoculations, efforts preserved in his 1722 – ​23 cor- respondence with James Jurin, then secretary of the Royal Society, and in a 1722 pamphlet entitled An Account of Inoculating the Small Pox; in a Letter to Dr. William Whitaker...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
... , Marshal Luxemburg , Lord Treasurer Salisbury , Scarron , and Mr. Pope ” (4). In true Popeian fashion, Hay demonstrates his willingness to evince the “mean Original” of his own body, writing of a portrait session, “I insisted on being drawn as I am, and that the strong Marks of the Small Pox might...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., and with their scoundrel of a son. There is more about the physical effects of small pox than one might want to know; and in the understanding of the intense physical suffering that Lady Mary had to have undergone during ECL24306-073-Scheuermann.jm76 1/1/01, 8:33 AM...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2006
... dungeons, fetters, and tor- ture.33 This was the attention-catching side of the problem, highlighted by the Oglethorpe Gaols Committee. Jailer Thomas Bambridge had thrust Oglethorpe’s friend Robert Castell into a “spunging house” where small- pox was rife, despite Castell’s pleas that he would die...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... The thoroughgoing Grand Tourist returned from Venice with a memory of a beautiful but strange city where the streets were full of water, a plan for his new villa in his pocket, a Veronese in his valise, and a dose of the pox. Robert Burns summed it up well in a splendid passage of “The Twa Dogs. A Tale...