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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Kirk Combe The College of William & Mary 2000 Shadwell as Lord of Misrule: Dryden, Varronian Satire, and Carnival Throughout his literary criticism, Dryden instructs us how to read his own creative works.1 It should...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Adam R. Beach The College of William & Mary 2004  Carnival Politics, Generous Satire, and Nationalist Spectacle in Behn’s The Rover Adam R. Beach Ball State University In the epilogue...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Peter M. Briggs This essay examines three satirical works from the most productive decade of Edward (Ned) Ward's long writing career: The London Spy (1698-1700), The London Terraefilius , or, The Satyrical Reformer (1707-08), and The Secret History of Clubs (1709). All three of these colorful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Robert A. Erickson The essay examines Pope's entire poetic career under the aspect of rapture, in all its many connotations and contexts. Though Pope's early amatory poems and his later satire are usually considered in isolation from each other, this essay explores their common preoccupation...
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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): 58–83.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of hospitality, this article contends that the term raises concerns about the ethical obligations of hosts and guests and the role reputation played in building social hierarchy. Simple satires of the toadeater as dependent guest reveal a fear over social mobility while novels present a sentimental exposé...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., especially in relation to the family, which will be the focus of this critique. Burney wrote five works of fiction between 1796 and 1839, a literary career that spanned almost five decades. Grounded in the domestic novel of manners with strong shades of satire, her fiction also incorporates elements...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., indignantly satirical reworking of the Good Samaritan parable at Walpole’s expense. I conclude with reflections on how Walpole and Chatterton’s disagreement affected later ideas of charity for impoverished authors, and on the ways in which individual charitable practices might be said to influence literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Dafydd Moore John Wolcot, under his nom de plume of Peter Pindar, was one of the most popular satirists of the late eighteenth century. Today his work is primarily known for his anti-ministerial satires during the 1790s and discussed in terms of its radical credentials in ways that have narrowed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Simon Dickie This essay discusses two categories of eighteenth-century comic verse that were mainstream in their time but are now almost forgotten. They have little or nothing to do with the satiric traditions that dominate critical attention. Part 1 explores a mass of comic verse tales, direct...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Lynn Festa Drawing on Parliamentary debates, print polemics, and satirical prints, this essay traces the rhetorical erosion of seemingly categorical distinctions between human and animal, animate and inanimate, person and thing, in the controversy that arose around the 1796 imposition of a tax...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., literary, and scientific spheres, Dampier’s style of composition became an easy target for satire. These vituperative and long-lasting critiques emphasized the awkwardness of Dampier’s method, but they also suggest the immense stakes of his project. Probing the limits of representation, Dampier...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Julian Fung For most modern readers, Tobias Smollett’s novels are defined by violence and crude physical humor, both of which contribute to angry satire on society’s vices. By drawing attention to eighteenth-century illustrations in Smollett’s novels, I want to suggest that illustrators were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 30–60.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Alex Feldman From his first play, Love and a Bottle (1698), to the masterpiece that crowned his career, The Beaux ’ Stratagem (1707), George Farquhar's oeuvre is traversed by legal motifs and legal scenarios, from satirical attacks upon the judiciary, to serious engagements with the law of contract...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 71–80.
Published: 01 April 2015
...David Hill Radcliffe Marshall Ashley . The Practice of Satire in England, 1658–1770 . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2013 ). Pp. xviii + 430. $59.95 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay Creative Destruction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2007
...John J. Burke, Jr. Howard D. Weinbrot, Menippean Satire Reconsidered: From Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2005). Pp. 375. $60. ISBN 0-8018-8210-9 Howard D. Weinbrot, Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife, and Politics (Newark...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of the “effeminate” nabob to the sahib, an officious agent of the British Empire, Collingham discovers that the physicality of the nabob was vital to Britain’s approach to rule in India (13). One variety of primary source material conspicuously underutilized in all these studies is graphic satire, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
...) to be conscious of our own aversion to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century pan- egyric. While the satiric works of this period have received sustained and Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 39, Number 3, September 2015  doi 10.1215/00982601-3143695...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- cially for representing and apprehending women. By rendering— and ulti- mately managing— women’s beauty through ekphrasis, in both The Rape of the Lock and the later satiric verse epistle To a Lady. Of the Characters of ECL26102-23-chic.q4 5/24/02 1:04 PM Page 4 4...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Amanda Lahikainen Trévien Claire . Satire, Prints, and Theatricality in the French Revolution ( Oxford : Voltaire Foundation , 2016 ). Pp. xix + 254 . $82 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1...