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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Peter M. Briggs Duke University Press 2005 John Graunt, Sir William Petty, and Swift’s Modest Proposal Peter M. Briggs Bryn Mawr College It would be an unsound fancy and self...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of librarians, scholars, and collectors in the nearly two and half centuries since her death. It is in this spirit of continuing and collaborative recovery that this essay contributes new evidence about a final, posthumous proposal for a collection of PWP's poems and letters, printed over a five‐week period...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figures 1a and 1b. Closeup (left); and full-size image of “Proposal, for Republishing by Subscription, POEMS, By PHILLIS WHEATLEY. To which will be added , (Never before published) Her POSTHUMOUS WORKS,” 7 July 1791, Thomas's Massachusetts Spy; Or, the Worcester Gazette (7 July 1791), page 3 More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figures 1a and 1b. Closeup (left); and full-size image of “Proposal, for Republishing by Subscription, POEMS, By PHILLIS WHEATLEY. To which will be added , (Never before published) Her POSTHUMOUS WORKS,” 7 July 1791, Thomas's Massachusetts Spy; Or, the Worcester Gazette (7 July 1791), page 3 More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Multiauthor miscellanies often represented complicated patterns of social and cultural allegiance. Miscellaneity had distinct formal meaning. This essay proposes that editors and designers of electronic editions should consider “digital miscellaneity” as an eligible model for future editions of eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Mary Carter Most scholars turn a blind eye to A Proposal for Giving Badges to the Beggars in All the Parishes of Dublin , but as Jonathan Swift’s final pamphlet on Irish affairs, it deserves our attention. This essay contextualizes the pamphlet among Swift’s more familiar arguments for solving...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
... grumpy attack upon humankind, many other kinds of scenes, such as sentimental or gently humorous ones, were also illustrated. In this article, I propose that paying attention to what these illustrators thought important will open up new ways of approaching these texts. Copyright 2013 by Duke University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
...” (1744). I propose that the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw the rise of a new, more subjective model of happiness that threatened its time-honored ties with virtue, raising the disquieting possibility that happiness could be pursued by amoral, or even immoral, means. The article also argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 64–99.
Published: 01 September 2014
... at the center of continuing scholarly disputes concerning Cook’s death. This essay reconstructs King’s previously unknown American experience, suggests the formative effect of his activities on both sides of the Atlantic in the years just prior Cook’s third voyage, and proposes new approaches to reading his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of an antagonism between trade and commerce, and the criteria for gentility that the magazine proposed were sufficiently numerous, and of such a nature, as to open the door to determined and aspiring traders and lesser professionals. The Gentleman's Magazine 's synthesis of a hierarchical model with a generous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... focused on distinguishing truth from fiction; sometimes, he has been cited as a reliable witness, and often he has been criticized for his apparent fabrications and exaggerations. This essay proposes an alternative approach to questions of truthfulness by focusing instead on how Exquemelin himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... was not alone in challenging the gendered demarcation of scientific observation. From the second half of the century, British women travelers carefully packed minerals in cases, filled bags with botanical specimens, and roamed the shores in search of shells and seaweed. This article proposes that British women...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... argument that examines Ruthinglenne 's straddling of fact and fiction; by analyzing both the novel and its paratexts, I propose that Kelly's fictional encoding of fact would have been obvious to at least some of her readers. The case of Ruthinglenne , I further argue, lends support to recent critical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
...’ War, which made London the center of an extensive global empire. Through an examination of proposals for and accounts of urban improvements as well as works that look to a future moment when visitors survey London's faded glories, this essay considers how imagining London in ruins—a trope thus far...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., Germany Jonathan Swift. Irish Political Writings after 1725: A Modest Proposal and Other Works, ed. David Hayton and Adam Rounce, vol. 14 of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2018). Pp. cviii + 548. $84.99 With the last comprehensive editions of Jonathan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
... quality, typeface, number and type of illustrations (if any), and other technical details; sometimes speci- men pages were included, or the prospectus itself would serve as a specimen by being printed on the same paper and in the same format and typeface as the proposed book.6 Journal prospectuses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 127–141.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Working under the assumption that Roman art and architecture were derived from “Grecian Originals,” they drafted a proposal to attract patrons who would fund an expedition for the purpose of bringing back accurate draw- ings and measurements of whatever ancient monuments they could find. Stu- art...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Spring also contained the “Proposals for printing by subscription The Four Seasons.” Subscription payments of one guinea were accepted by Millan, Millar, and William Strahan, Millar’s former apprentice, in Lon- don, and by poet-bookseller Allan Ramsay in Edinburgh. The proposal states...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to Carl von Clausewitz s concern that war always threat- ens to run beyond the bounds of political reason. Nonetheless, Pick argues that a complete idea of the war machine is only consolidated later in the nineteenth century.6 This article proposes, however, that Frankenstein more obviously concerns war...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Würde” [“an essential attribute of splendour and dignity”]. 26 I would like to propose that, beyond the group's engaging self-referential character—porcelain figures making porcelain figures—the image of porcelain production can in fact be read as completing the allegorical grouping formed...
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