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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Matthew Martin The mastery of a hard-paste porcelain technology in Dresden in 1708 was a major natural philosophical achievement for the European Enlightenment. From the outset, the material possessed a representative function at the Saxon court, where it served to promote the power and cultural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2000
... king, who invited the Saxons into Britain to serve as mercenaries against the Picts and the Scots. Led by the brothers Hengist and Horsa, the Saxons ostensibly entered the island as allies to the Britons, but soon determined to conquer them and acquire the riches of their isle. As part...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Poets and nationalists both rely on invented versions of the antique past to jus- tify their lineage and authority. Beginning in the sixteenth century, antiquar- ian scholars brought into view pre- Conquest Welsh, Scots, Anglo- Saxon, and other languages and artifacts as origin stories of the nation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Whiggism into the Celtic past is a more subversive activity than has hitherto been appreciated. Macpherson is rehabilitating the Celt in terms of broadly Anglo-Saxon values, but this Anglocentricism may be upset by the fact that he is also appropriating those values for the Celt at the explicit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
... deviously control- ling the rei(g)ns of the Hanoverian horse. More significantly still, we might wonder if this fantasy of the bad uncle was fuelled by the popularity of the radical belief that the ancient Saxon constitution and rights had been destroyed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 92–114.
Published: 01 April 2009
... in his 1759 Orphan of China by having his tyrant Timurkan threaten both Zamti, the pious mandarin, and his wife onstage, and then making their adopted son witness the threats.25 John Brown uses a different tech- nique, the sentimentally involved witness, when in the 1756 Athelstan he has the Saxon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 32–46.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Saxon kings, he writes, These mercenaries had attained to such a height of luxury, according to the old English writers, that they combed their hair once a day, bathed themselves once a week, changed their cloaths frequently; and by all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... – ​1756), the Anglo-­Saxon scholar whom Ballard befriended and who provided the inspiration for his efforts.8 It is a col- lection about collections, collecting, textuality, scholarship, memorializa- tion, manuscript circulation, collaboration, and the creation of textual lives. In Ballard’s letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., Saxon, revolutionary, monarchi- cal, religious, and parliamentary pasts—suggests the rich history of Britons. Noggle explores the garden through what he sees as Gilpin’s mystifying read- ing at midcentury: Gilpin’s efforts to make the pleasures of viewing landscape strictly aesthetic divorce those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of an ancient English constitution was so unequivocal that it often formed the basis of his later-day reputation as a Tory historian. (133) It was Hume’s rejection of ancient constitutionalism or “Saxon liberties” that would eventually make him an enemy of Adams and especially of Jeff erson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., journals, and diaries, as well as familiar philosophical and literary works. Valenze draws special attention to the controversial use of money in main- taining and relieving the English poor. Though the Anglo-­Saxon custom of wergild, used for the purposes of taxation, remuneration, and ransom...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... a history of the reign of Genghis Khan (1727), and Elizabeth Elstob, author of a pioneering Anglo-Saxon grammar (1715), are two exemplars in this field. Staves also recalls the importance of travel litera- A Canon of Our Own     2 5 ture and of letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... Glum- mong in the Saxon sig- nifies twilight, a dark or dubious light; and the modern word gloomy is derived from the Saxon glum. To Hamilton and the average Town and Country reader these jibes may have counted for little, but in the longer Knights Errant of the Distressed 8 9 term, Chatterton...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... the Anglo- Saxon period (Rangarajan, 32 33). And no man as cynical as Fielding could expect thieves to confess their crimes in fear for their immortal souls. This passage thus performs the function, not of establishing a hierarchy of evidence, but of calling into question the currently established rules...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 19–30.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and at length on the historical basis of British freedom: for example, “the Saxons were a free People, and actually possessed a Share in the Legislature” (16 December 1727 & 6 September 1735). So, while it is not quite true to urge, as Isaac Kramnick does, that under Walpole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
.... For the former, this is the period of English Romanticism, a time in which “England evolved into Great Britain, replacing its narrow self-image as a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant country into a pluralistic empire, unifi ed around the values of freedom and liberty”; for the latter, it is the period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... with equal aplomb (6:385). Throughout, Hays emphasizes the great poten- tial of women if granted equal access to rational education, a philosophy nicely captured in her biography of the eighteenth-century Anglo-Saxon scholar Elizabeth Elstob, who was granted the opportunity to unite “with her brother...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of Marlborough’s victory in the Battle of Ramillies. Blackmore’s career began with the ten-book epic, Prince Arthur (1695), detailing the his- tory of the youthful Arthur’s war against the Saxons. This Whig allegory, modeled consciously on the Aeneid, featuring oddly named Whig and Jaco- bite surrogates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is added, An Historical account of the Marriage Rites and Ceremonies of the Greeks and Romans, and our Saxon Ancestors, and of most Nations of the World at this day (London: Printed for C. Rivington, 1724). 20. Uxorious, Hymen: An accurate...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 23–40.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Life on pages from Burney s 1814 appointment book.32 Elberta was inspired by historical events during the Saxon rule of England: Elberta, the daughter of the murdered King Ethelbert, is courted by his assassin Offa, though in Burney s play, Elberta is already and secretly married with children...