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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 122–138.
Published: 01 April 2017
... doctrines. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 immigration Milan right of escheat borders Spain Austria • Immigrants: Asset or Threat? Foreigners, Property, and the Right of Escheat in Enlightenment Milan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ashley Brookner Bender This essay examines the correlation between property and identity in William Wycherley’s The Plain Dealer and William Congreve’s The Way of the World . Both playwrights emphasize this connection between property and identity by using containers as stage properties. Often...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... thought. In engaging a series of generically diverse texts roughly contemporaneous with the third edition of Political Justice , this essay makes a case for Godwin's consistent and vehement objection to private property and economic inequality. Godwin's views on this topic are shown to emerge from his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 14–40.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Toby Barnard The essay looks at individuals from Ireland who came to London between the 1660s and 1780s. Some belonged to groups that had particular reasons to be there, such as wealthy landowners with property in both England and Ireland, would-be lawyers and physicians, writers and artists...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
... on dogs. The passage of this seemingly slight piece of legislation created impassioned debates about the nature and welfare of animals, about the rights of individuals to possess or keep property, and about the way the kinship felt for animals tampers with the seemingly self-evident borders of kind...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
... places it in a psychological and human context. Sterne's comparably undated sermon regards regicide as “trespass,” almost as a property crime against general goodness. The British people should do better, but they are blessed in their government and good fortune. Sterne's visual rhetoric so like...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
...- panionate and affectionate or not, “The union of two individuals,” as Diana O’Hara has argued, “united and restructured two kin groups, . . . [and] even the lowliest of marriages involved the exchange of some property between families” (30). As Margot Finn has remarked, “The ‘marriage market...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 100–105.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Emily Hodgson Anderson ehanders@usc.edu Jane Wessel . Owning Performance, Performing Ownership: Literary Property and the Eighteenth-Century British Stage ( Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan , 2022 ). Pp. vi + 220. $75 . Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2000
... the natural individual right to property, each man’s right to his own labor, and the existence of free and equal beings in the state of nature, end with a defense of monopoly capitalism and class division” (p. 69). The prob- lem with this version of the aesthetics-as-bourgeois ideology thesis is the way...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 98–115.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., to the point of arranging a cannibal feast on the deck of the Resolution, but periodically being ambushed by the absolute priority of property rights that, as Locke had argued, must be defended at all costs. Cook died on a day when this contradiction was at its most stark. Hav- ing lost successively...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 104–109.
Published: 01 April 2013
.... My argument was that the major Zoffanys are about something besides the portraits: about the interdependence of collectors and their art, and so, about property, but also about the collector, the collection that defines the col- lector, and the artist who reasserts his control and signs himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 January 2009
... mechanical view of secularisa- tion as a collision in which ‘religious’ belief—specifically, the Puritan apoca- lyptic mode—bumps up against ‘secular’ belief (here, civic humanism)” (71). And, in connection with seventeenth-century perceptions of property, “Pocock overlooks the most important change...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... They cite many examples of inhumane treatment. Because the Puritans modeled their system of slavery on that found in the Old Testament, according to Adams and Pleck, “The enslaved were both persons before the law and property” in New England (4). Their status was somewhere between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty exhibited by Charlotte Barrett Henry Burney and Alfred Turner 3 the Executors of the Deceased, acting under the Will of the Deceased, proved in the prerogative Court of Canterbury on the 17 th day of February 1840. Description of Property. Dates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... 167. $31.50. ISBN 0-874136180 Lisa L. Moore. Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1997. Pp. 191. $16.95 paper. ISBN 0822320495 April London. Women and Property...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... autobiography tells us, progressed from his beginnings as a plough-boy “to a seat in parliament,” counters the frequent assertion of the comfort- able that, as Jonas Hanway puts it, the “only property” of the poor “is their ability for labor” (1:xvi).37 Cobbett agrees that bodily...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., the power of the Druids has been quashed. Furthermore, Macpherson’s conjectural history attacks a second plank of Whig ideology — commerce — while rein- forcing the Jacobite-cum-patriot attack on the Whig economic revolution, even as his complete demonization of property and commerce goes beyond...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
... . . . is a sort of property” (pp. 5, 39, 103) as an indication of a new understanding of literary property promoted by professional authorship. To select Chesterfield as a campaigner for the professional author may well seem curious since, in a different narrative of print...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., and booksellers—as well as by apothecaries, victuallers, tailors, and peruke-makers, to name but a few of the occupations the Irish pursued. The London Irish maintained, often to the second generation and beyond, strong connections with relatives remaining in Ireland, and some retained property...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
... be able to rouse up the lower classes, their interference will probably be marked by wild work, and all we now possess, whether in private property or public liberty, will be at the mercy of a lawless and furious rabble”’ (p. 24). If these were “moderate” sentiments...