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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
...William Donaldson Henigan Julie . Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth–Century Irish Song . Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution Series , no. 2 ( London : Pickering and Chatto , 2012 ). Pp. ix + 272. 9 ills. $99 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 2. Conclusion of “A Song” transcribed in black ink from a section of the album transcribed in 1824. Red ink overwrite of unidentified poem dated 1827. Photograph by the author. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Donald W. Nichol Literary miscellanies have long been popular. Richard Tottel's 1557 collection, Songes and Sonettes , gathered the works of various Tudor poets. In 1684, Jacob Tonson and John Dryden launched a miscellany that reached six volumes by 1709. By 1743, the time was ripe for a satirical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... for his initial championing of Burns and the origins of the song-collecting project over which they eventually collaborated while drawing attention to how Blacklock’s own somewhat ambivalent, yet active engagement with the vernacular poetic tradition had been largely hidden at the behest of his own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 159–182.
Published: 01 January 2024
... into ten blank octavo books. The items collected include scaffold speeches by executed Jacobite prisoners, eyewitness narratives of those who helped the Stuart cause, letters, songs, poems, and even a list of goods the Jacobites purchased in the last few months of the conflict. Although “The Lyon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
... “A great many Scottish ballads . . . were re-made in the eighteenth century, not instinctively and unconsciously, but as intelligently and artistically as might be.”  — Bertrand Bronson, “Habits of the Ballad as Song” Eighteenth-century Scotland was a nation of ballad singers and ballad lov- ers.1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 138–143.
Published: 01 January 2009
... investigation of balladry. For example, Roger DeV. Renwick’s Recentering Anglo/American Folksong: Sea Crabs and Wicked Youths (2001) traces the traditions of individual songs, analyzing modes of oral and collective artistry. Deborah Symonds’s Weep Not for Me: Women, Ballads, and Infanticide in Early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of planetary designs and consequences. A range of British materials from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries posthumously published works by the Cavalier composer Wil- liam Lawes; an eyewitness news ballad; songs, life stories, and theatricals related to well- known women soldiers reveals long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of that specialized group of culture-­bearing plebeians who eventually came to be known as “the folk.” Gelbart explains how a distinctively “Scotch” style in melody and song came to be defined and what its leading characteristics were thought to be, including sweetness and closeness to nature, and charming...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... ballads that were explicitly political in content were sub- ordinated to the sociable environments in which they were sung. In addi- tion, songs, riddles, and stories often made “merry England” a bass note of their social protest. While ballads were not organically plebeian, they adapted “high...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of his song. In the 1764 revision of The Shipwreck , Falconer names the young second mate “Arion” (his avatar in the poem). Other hints of Falconer's later preoccupations are to be found in the drafts: his admiration for the Royal Navy; his affection for the ode as a poetical form; his liking...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
... figure in the world of musical theater. True, in a poem he most likely wrote in the 1730s, there is a reference that might at first sound positive as it speaks of “soft Lines that gently glide along, / And vie in Sound and Sense with Handel's Song.” 2 In context, though, it is highly uncertain...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 143–147.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... In the Introduction to The Songs of Experience (1789), The piper s creation of his rural pen from the hol- low reed firmly places the act of writing in nature (141). The poet writes his happy songs / Every child may joy to hear (my italics). Particularly in The Songs of Experience (1794), however, Blake...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
... audiences) with — among many other texts — song books, conduct manuals, commonplace books, manuscript verse collections, ballads, and educational tracts.” 8 Witts Recreations Selected from the finest Fancies of Moderne Muses (1640), for example, combines poetic excerpts “WITH A Thousand out Landish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and continuously paginated with the rest of the second volume. It was also expanded with three additional new poems, “Lord Rochester Against his Whore-Pipe,” “The Mock Song,” and “An Interlude.” Whilst the latter three poems were subsequently moved out of The Cabinet and printed under the catch title...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 25–46.
Published: 01 April 2005
....” In the Celtic peripheries of Britain, antiquarians and poets were recovering and renewing native oral traditions, notably in popular song collections such as David Herd’s Ancient and Modern Scots Songs (1769) and Burns and Johnson’s Scots Musical Museum (1787 – 1803), and were producing vernacular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 81–86.
Published: 01 September 2012
... once more. Instead of a learned canon from The Art of the Fugue or a rigorous instance of serialism, he offers us a song by Fauré, setting a poem by “the minor impressionist poet Charles Grand­mougin,” whose verse, Brown immediately concedes, “seems a poor springboard for the high flight...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... is this appropriation by an oral culture more apparent than in the popular song “Robinson Crusoe,” which began appearing in chapbook garlands and broadsides by the end of the eighteenth century.41 This Crusoe is completely severed from the novel, his story fitted to a conventional verse-­chorus structure...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 164–180.
Published: 01 September 2002
... hand, he was drawn to Oriental subjects during his whole career. Already among the famous hymnic poetry of his youth we find a poem entitled “Mahomets-Gesang” [“Mohammed’s song”] (1774);2 some of the best poems of Goethe’s later years are to be found...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... MacFlecknoe and The Dunciad lie endless obscurer exercises in wit: long burlesques of Gray’s Elegy or The Essay on Man, mock-pastoral dialogues between rustic idi- ots, little tercets about boxing or throwing up. Beyond the cheerful ballads and drinking songs lie all sorts of oddities: lines...