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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 66–89.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Emily Lorraine de Montluzin The College of William & Mary 2004  George Smith of Wigton: Gentleman’s Magazine Contributor, Unheralded Scientific Polymath, and Shaper of the Aesthetic of the Romantic Sublime...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Andrew Lincoln This essay considers works published by two women writers as Britain was preparing for hostilities against revolutionary France in 1793: a Fast Day sermon, Sins of Government, Sins of the Nation , published anonymously by Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith’s novel The Old Manor House...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1. Diagram and parts of a ship from John Smith's Sea Grammar (London: Richard Mount, [1705]), foldout illustration, between 18 and 19. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. More
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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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and beauty, Bleecker fashions a private sublime by aligning her own suffering with that of war combatants. This essay then turns briefly to Charlotte Smith, who depicts distant war via her own intense and highly aestheticized emotions. As Smith demonstrates, then, the private sublime emerged in the poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Orianne Smith The College of William & Mary 2004 “Unlearned & ill-qualified Pokers into Prophecy”: Hester Lynch Piozzi and the Female Prophetic Tradition Orianne Smith Loyola...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 29–55.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Chloe Wigston Smith Duke University Press 2007 “Callico Madams”: Servants, Consumption, and the Calico Crisis Chloe Wigston Smith Vassar College The “calico crisis” of 1719 – 21...
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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 (2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of Scotland at a time when the nation's very existence was under threat. Such a rereading of Watson's collection also contributes toward a reevaluation of the impression that Scottish literature after the Act of Union is pathologically split, a reflection of what G. Gregory Smith referred...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Figure 1. Diagram and parts of a ship from John Smith's Sea Grammar (London: Richard Mount, [1705]), foldout illustration, between 18 and 19. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 136–146.
Published: 01 January 2002
... into three succes- sive groups: a series of line engravings by John Goldar and others published by Thomas Bradford in the late 1760s, further line engravings published jointly by Robert Sayer and John Smith between 1768 and 1773 and by Sayer and J. Bennett 1774–76...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... as 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 (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that “everyone” could have come close to proclaiming “what is going on.” Noggle refers us to Adam Smith’s analysis of fashion in the Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) to suggest how what we might think was secret was actually common knowledge. In Smith’s account, fashionable taste is at once...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
...- tinctions made between forms of discourse.5 The study of rhetoric in the eighteenth century opened new vistas for the classification and explication of prose works: George Campbell, Adam Smith, and Hugh Blair drew particularly from the belletristic works of French writers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 124–129.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Edinburgh Review (1755±56), Adam Smith shares his thoughts on Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Lan- guage (1755).1 After a few lines of perfunctory praise, Smith contends that the dictionary is neither grammatical nor historical enough. As the most famous Scottish constructor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
... sense. Subsequent chapters follow the vicissitudes of an aestheticized moral judg- ment in Hume and Smith, as well as in Richardson’s Clarisssa. Chapter 2 shows Hume adapting Shaftesbury’s sensus communis as the “sentiment of humanity,” even as he reveals the difficulties generated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2008
... University of Otago The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies is held about every four years, usually in Canberra, but also at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and the Universities of Otago and Auckland, New Zealand. It honors the memory of Professor Nichol Smith (1875...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and distinguished history in Austra- lia and New Zealand, a tradition celebrated and fostered through the tradi- tion of the David Nichol Smith Seminar. This conference commemorates the important foundation for future research that the National Library of Australia established in the 1960s by acquiring...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 97–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
... Weston, Roger Fenton, Edward Misselden, and George Lillo, who decried usury and individualism in favor of a communal model of profit. Genovese marks the endpoint of this ideal in the work of Adam Smith. Like many recent critics, he regards Smith's two great works, A Theory of Moral Sentiments...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 January 2009
... argues, does “the economy” become visible as the distinct entity we now imagine. Interpreted narrowly as an observation about theories of value, this argu- ment would not be altogether surprising. It has long been recognized that clas- sical economists (Adam Smith, J.-B. Say, David Ricardo, Karl...