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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
... readers might value the texts that they encountered. In examining the numerous recital collections of this period, we can see not only the close connection between miscellany publication and the contemporary social vogue for reading aloud, but also the ways in which miscellany texts mediated a whole range...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... examines three of Cowley’s strategic domestic comedies: The Runaway (1776); The Belle’s Stratagem (1780); and The Town Before You (1795). Through these plays, we see the playwright participating in a late eighteenth-century revival and transformation of the georgic mode as she places women, provincials...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... literary patrons, notably David Hume, Joseph Spence, James Beattie, and Henry Mackenzie. The discussion focuses upon Blacklock’s substantial vernacular verse epistle “To the Revd Mr. Oliver On receiving a collection of Scotch poems from him,” published here for the first time in its entirety (see appendix...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
... that, rather than fueling escapist fantasy, allowed her to reflect on practical problems of conduct. In particular, to see her concern about the nature of her relationships with male courtiers as evidence of compensation is to overlook its material importance to a woman of Burney’s rank, upbringing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... contributed directly to his satiric practice later in life. This essay not only brings Pope's biography to bear on his poetic artistry, but also unites what has often been seen as disparate parts of Pope's career by seeing him first and foremost as a poet of rapture. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to the physical health of its characters, such as Fanny’s mild smallpox in childhood, Mr. Norbert’s “flimsy consumptive texture,” and Mr. Crofts’s aggressive sexual impotence. We see these facets of the novel as being consistent with Cleland’s regular concern, evident from his letters, for the health of his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that, during the early years of the French revolution, had reason to feel especially vulnerable to the threat of civil disorder; she therefore had a particular incentive to see the horrors of war abroad in relation to the fear of social unrest at home. For Smith, who identified herself publicly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... commentators, Addison's Cato was a model not only to be applauded but also imitated. In this essay, I take seriously this disconnection between current interpretation and immediate reception. I first attend to the tragedy's fifth act, where we see a concerted attempt both to flag the protagonist's fallibility...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 170–182.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Print Shop (1772) shows the way in which the macaroni images were laid out together in their shop window. In conceiv- ing of these prints as a semicoherent group, it is first of all useful to see how they differed from other sorts of print series representing individual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
...-Sebastien Mercier described the Colisée as a dreary place that produced “uninspired fi reworks.” 40 He has even harsher words for royally sponsored fi reworks. In his article on this subject in the Tableau de Paris, Mercier writes that he “would like to see all of the arti- fi ciers of the kingdom...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
...). 17 The idea that the eighteenth century's greatest masculine writers were indebted to the ancients, even weighed down by their influence, provided the basis for a new poetics of “seeing with fresh eyes.” 18 Along with reimagining Pope's argument that modern men of letters were inherently...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 45–63.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., took a very different view. In so doing, as we shall see, Smellie was even more consistent and systematic than other, more famous critics of anthropocen- trism, such as Michel de Montaigne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jeremy Bentham. Smellie is remembered as an important figure...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2000
... verse forms, mix these with prose, and sprinkle in Greek phrases among the Latin, but Dryden also sees a variety of subject matter and original story lines as essential to the Varronian composition. Along with medley and inven- tion, Varro’s satire “temper’d...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 201–213.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Condition as an Apprentice. This Vice has inverted all Order, and destroy’d Distinction; and you shall now hardly step into any Shop, but you shall see a starch’d powder’d Youth,. That, but for his Station behind the Counter, your Fathers would have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 188–207.
Published: 01 January 2011
...- nestly to see you” — and the postscript to the second shows Tonson as a hub distributing news from one source to another. John Dryden, in a let- ter now, presumably, lost, wrote to him of meeting Sir William Dugdale, and Tonson intended Luttrell to reciprocate as a conveyor of news in the final...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Scholarship; and a Paul Mellon Research Support Grant. I wish to thank Professor Deirdre Coleman and Professor Anne Dunlop (both of the University of Melbourne) for their support and encouragement. 1. John Berger, Ways of Seeing (London: Penguin, 1985), 8. 77. Denis Diderot, Oeuvres...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... Stillman co- gently observes: “The whole process is in a sense analogous to Adam’s adaptation of antique sources, for one sees, as always, the refining handmaking of his inspiration something more delicate, elegant, and characteristically eighteenth-century” (p. 111...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... English views are made clear in contemporary documents. On 17 September 1683, the Duke of York writes to the Prince of Orange, “I see you had had the good news of the entire defeat of the Turks before Vienna. A]ll good Christians . . . ought to thank God for so great a deliverance . . . the Turks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 86–100.
Published: 01 September 2019
....8 The 4. DQC. This and subsequent abbreviations in the notes are defined at the end of this introduction. 5. CJL5, 305. Miss Macenton is Burney s misspelling of the name of Maria Mackenthun. See note 36 below. 6. MCP, 183. 7. The Treasurer s Account Book for the period 1 January 1777 to 1 January...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 149–167.
Published: 01 January 2011
...). When approaching people he has never met before, he is careful to make plain what acquaintances they had in common (see 2:173, 2:571). To send a com- pliment in the absence of “personal connexion,” as he is well aware, risks the charge of self-­interested “venture” (2:311). In the beginning...