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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 66–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Janet Sorensen The power of the shipwreck motif in William Falconer's The Shipwreck derives in part from an oscillation between, on the one hand, the tragic distance of the spectator or reader from the unfolding catastrophe, and, on the other, a sense of immediacy produced by the poem's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson Reading, like sailing, is a durational experience: reading takes place in time and, if a poem is lengthy enough, reading can thwart absorption and make one notice time passing. Reading time therefore offered William Falconer in The Shipwreck (1762) an overlooked resource for tactfully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 87–105.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Julia Banister One month after the publication of his poem on merchant seafaring, The Shipwreck (1762), William Falconer left merchant sailing to become a junior officer in the Royal Navy. In the midcentury, many commentators believed that the Royal Navy's sailors were superior to merchant sailors...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Suvir Kaul Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762) contains substantial passages in which the poet surveys the Greco-Roman cities and ruins visible to sailors as they sail past landmasses in the Mediterranean. This survey of past and present is a reminder of the changing fortunes—the rise and fall...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Sandro Jung This article offers an account of all illustrated editions of William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762), including anthologies such as John Roach's Beauties , that were produced up to the end of the handpress period. It examines both the illustrations of specific scenes or moments from...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1: D. Dodd, “Frontispiece,” engraved by A. Birrell, The Shipwreck (London: J. Wenman, 1781). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 4: T. Stothard, “[Palemon Dying],” engraved by J. Neagle, The Shipwreck (London: Cadell and Davies, 1796). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 5a: W. Anderson, “Sailing from Candia,” W. Taylor, The Shipwreck (London: J. Cundee, 1803). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 6: N. Pocock, “[Palemon Dying],” engraved by J. Fittler, The Shipwreck (London: W. Miller, 1804). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 9: R. Westall, “[The Consultation],” engraved by E. Finden, The Shipwreck (London: J. Sharpe, 1819). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 13–45.
Published: 01 April 2023
...William Jones William Falconer (1732–1770) suffered a catastrophic shipwreck as a young man, which became the subject of his celebrated poem The Shipwreck (1762), with revised and extended editions in 1764 and 1769. He is also the compiler of the Dictionary of the Marine which remained the standard...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and conflict. In this article, I examine the polemical nature of Robinson Crusoe ’s spatial experience and constructions, maritime and insular. Most readers know Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe for the shipwreck and the island. This sells short the novel’s formal spatial design, which contrasts its hero’s early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Bridget Keegan The essay examines the history of poetry written by sailors from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762, 1764 and 1769) inspired many seamen to turn poet and to write about their experiences at sea. Falconer's influence is seen in how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., Falconer, who had survived one shipwreck in 1749 and made his literary career with a poem inspired by that shipwreck, died by shipwreck too. At his death, Falconer was the most famous sailor poet and naval lexicographer of the era. The son of an Edinburgh wigmaker, Falconer went to sea at fourteen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... corresponds reasonably with the publication dates of two of the poems drafted: the lyric “Written at Sea,” published in 1762 (the year of Shipwreck A), and the Ode on the Duke of York's Second Departure from England, as Rear Admiral , published in 1763. The volume containing the voyage logs and the draft...
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Figure 5b: W. M. Craig, “The Helmsman struck with Lightning,” engraved by T. Wallis, The Shipwreck (London: J. Cundee, 1803). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
... for The Shipwreck , I have listed only the first (or the first discoverable). The bibliography begins with the documentary voice of John Baltharpe from the 1670s, and extends to 1870, when the age of sail is coming to an end. Preparing the bibliography to accompany my essay has been challenging because I suspect...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 8: J. Thurston, “[Palemon taking his farewell from Anna],” engraved by L. Clennell, The Shipwreck (London: Cadell and Davies, 1808). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
... in all of his work, including The Shipwreck , which contains a hefty textual apparatus, with explanatory footnotes defining maritime terms, his dictionary nevertheless reflects the mariner's futile quest to capture adequately the reality of the sea and the human employments created to encounter it. I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... was The Shipwreck ( which was based on geographical details provided by James, whose naval career Ruth Scobie describes in detail elsewhere in this collection. In her second, separately titled Country Neighbours ( the narrator is a spinster, like Burney herself, who comments with asperity on her family...