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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Melissa Bailes This essay explains Anna Seward's famous, vitriolic attacks on the poetic plagiarisms of Charlotte Smith by examining them within the framework of natural history. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the vocabularies and methodologies of natural history overlapped with...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
...David Hill Radcliffe Kairoff Claudia Thomas . Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xiii + 308 . $49.50 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Review Essay The...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 6–11.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Manchester Metropolitan University Jack Lynch. Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-­Century Britain (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008). Pp. xiii + 218. $89.95 J Never one to hide her feelings, Anna Seward, the so-­called “Swan of Lich- field,” recalled how she “wept for...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... politically and aes- thetically diverse as Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Anna Seward, Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams, Mary Shelley, and Felicia Hemans actively identified and capitalized on the joint potential of imaginative writing and the field of natural history in order to posit their claims as original...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 130–133.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of this book is suggested by its title: Rounce does not shy away from making negative judgments about works or even entire careers. Such candor is refreshing and probably necessary in the case of the four authors studied here: Richard Savage, Dr. William Dodd, Anna Seward, and Percival...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Elstob was far from the only woman whose works helped create the national relic. A generation before Christabel, Anna Seward published a pop- ular volume of verses titled Llangollen Vale, With Other Poems. Its long title poem retells the story of Welsh hero OWEN GLENDOUR. Seward cites in footnotes the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
... (1987), that “work was an anathema to emergent construc- tions of femininity and female authorship in this period” (25). In “Anna Seward: Swan, Duckling, or Goose?” Norma Clarke uses Seward to illustrate a shift to which contemporary scholarship has paid little attention: as critical journals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
... success- fully the tones and timbres of a man huge with life. Most available versions of Darwin’s life are content to rehash the same old stuff from the two most impor- tant early Darwin biographies, Anna Seward’s Memoirs of the Life of Doctor Darwin, Chiefly during His Residence in Lichfield with...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... not to Paris, but to the English Bluestockings, which is to say to coteries of writers: “The British Bluestockings,” she writes, “can lay claim to being the mothers of Romantic women’s sociable activities” (9). The Bluestockings—­ Anna Seward, Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Montagu, Hannah More, Hes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to compel readers into their service.”15 Although Anna Seward, in 1788, praised their aural properties and potential for the English language, remarking, “who that listens to the Poetry of Milton, well read . . . ​will pronounce it inharmonious it seems that Johnson’s opinion of Milton—he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 135–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
...,” eighteenth-­century readers like Percival Stockdale and Anna Seward considered Johnson a major antagonist, and they tested and refined their opinions in dialogue with those of his views they considered odious or oppressive. The scholarship being reviewed here seeks to make evident that Johnson if...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... period” (396), particularly because it illustrates, if not creates, the late-century transforma- tion of sentimental romance into Romanticism. She admires the subtlety with which Smith varies her sonnets’ evocation of melancholy, disagreeing, perhaps surprisingly, with Anna Seward’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
... 1730s, literary entrepreneurs such as Edward Cave of The Gentleman’s Maga- zine had realized the market potential of the provinces more fully, and provincial women such as Jane Brereton and Anna Seward were well represented. See John Feather, The Pro- vincial Book...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
... theory.7 But Burney has been largely absent from these conversations, for two reasons. First, we have no explicit textual record of her personal interest in botany; no poem scribbled on the ³yleaf of Linnaeus’s System of Vegetables like Anna Seward’s; no popular guide to botany like Priscilla...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 133–143.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., Richard J. Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenment: Travels through France, Italy, and Scotland (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2011). Pp. x + 221. $80 Kairoff, Claudia Thomas. Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2012). Pp. xiii + 308. $55 Kalter, Barrett...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... riches, poetry shall be nurtured and new talents emerge, in particular, female talents: a new Seward, a new Barbauld, a new Burney will cultivate the classics and the wonders of the expanding world to provide new riches (Works, 102±8). This overlooked mid-career poem embodies Cowley’s stance as...