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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Hilary Teynor Donatini Sir Roger de Coverley, representative of the landed gentry in The Spectator , is typically read as a lovable, old-fashioned eccentric and comic object. Closer attention to the series of essays set in and around Sir Roger’s Worcestershire estate — especially numbers 117, 122...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Peter M. Briggs Duke University Press 2005 John Graunt, Sir William Petty, and Swift’s Modest Proposal Peter M. Briggs Bryn Mawr College It would be an unsound fancy and self...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 111–115.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Kevin L. Cope Review Essay Frenetic Walks in Too Many Parks, or, What Valerian Couldn’t Cure: The Chronic Careers of “Sir” John Hill Kevin L. Cope Louisiana State University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Bradford Mudge Sir Joshua's Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra is a celebrated picture, one often taken as a representative of what are referred to as Reynolds's “courtesan portraits,” portraits of women—actresses, mistresses, models, prostitutes—who, in a variety of ways and with varying degrees...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 23–56.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Thora Brylowe Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 R Two Kinds of Collections: Sir William Hamilton’s Vases, Real and Represented Thora Brylowe Carnegie Mellon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 23–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Adrian C. Lashmore-Davies Duke University Press 2008 R The Correspondence of Henry St. John and Sir William Trumbull, 1698 – 1710 Edited by Adrian C. Lashmore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Barbara M. Benedict This article argues that the shifts in the reputation of Sir Hans Sloane, the foremost British collector of the eighteenth century, reflect the changing reputation of collecting itself from the Restoration to the Regency. By examining the literary representations of Sloane...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Davenant, Nicholas Barbon, and Sir Dudley North argued for free trade and the relaxation of government tariffs, particularly as exercised against luxuries imported by the East India Company. Whig economic writers such as John Locke, John Pollexfen, Sir Francis Brewster, and John Cary continued...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... miscellany; Sir Robert Walpole's reign as Britain's prime minister had just come to an end, and Pope revised his Dunciad to devastating effect. Out of the mix of political uncertainty and satiric excess emerged The Foundling Hospital for Wit , which ran to six volumes by 1749. It offered a potpourri...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the Dashwood clan was Sir Francis Dashwood (1708-81), second Baronet and Lord Le Despencer, leader of a group of high-profile libertines whose decades of bacchanals earned it the label Hell-Fire Club. At West Wycombe, Sir Francis also designed an emblematic garden, infamous for the ribald features...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Freedman’s discussion of Shelley’s novel as proto-science fiction that emerges in the same postwar historical matrix that informed historical novels such as Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley (1814). However, where the historical novel, in Georg Lukács’s reading, describes the wartime poetic awakening of the people...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... period is scant, despite explicit references in, for example, Shelley's Prometheus Unbound (1820) and Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head (1807). In Persuasion , Austen offers examples of successful evolution, and also of the failure of some individuals to survive in their environments. Sir Walter Elliot...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Greg Clingham Sir George Macartney’s British embassy to the court of the Qiánlóng emperor in 1792-94 was a political and commercial failure. This essay seeks to think critically about Macartney’s failure as it pertains to his journal—the posthumously published Journal of an Embassy from the King...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the century is borne out by the evidence, and also looks at the ways in which the posthumous careers of Abraham Cowley and Sir Richard Blackmore are affected by posterity, according to the patterns of their reprinting in miscellany culture. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 poetry canon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., Francis Osborne, Sir William Temple, Charles de Sainte-Évremond, John Locke, John Wilson, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and John Gay. It examines examples of miscellanies produced by John Dryden and his publisher Jacob Tonson, by John Dennis and Charles Gildon, and by Pope...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 181–188.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Duke University Press 2008 R Index to Letters Numbers refer to letter numbers not pages. Notes are referred to in the following way: letter 3n7. H. S.: Henry St. John; W. T.: Sir Willaim Trumbull; D. M.: Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
... in “Jack and Alice” may have been suggested by The Excursion’s éclaircisse- ment, in which bottles of claret “elevate” one hero “to the pitch of declaring his passion” for the heroine.2 By far the most important object of parody in “Jack and Alice,” how- ever, is Richardson’s novel Sir Charles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2008
... succeeded his father as MP for the family seat at Wootton Basset, Wiltshire, for which he was elected in February 1701. On May 22nd of the same year, he married Frances Winchcombe (d. 1718), the eldest daughter of Sir Henry Winchcombe, 2nd baronet, at Wren’s city church, St. Dunstan in the East...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 88–112.
Published: 01 April 2022
... gentlemen, challenges could not really be refused. See Peltonen, Duel in Early Modern England , 49, 249, 56. Tassie Gwilliam, Samuel Richardson's Fictions of Gender (Stanford: Stanford Univ., 1993), 125–28; Mary V. Yates, “The Christian Rake in Sir Charles Grandison ,” Studies in English...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2021
... interfere with a gentleman s obligation to dispense charity to the needy. The realism of The Loiterer likely influenced Jane Austen s lively depiction of such characters as Henry Crawford, Mr. Elton, and Sir Walter Elliot, whose selfishness stifles any benevolent impulses. Struggles toward Benevolence...