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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... literary patrons, notably David Hume, Joseph Spence, James Beattie, and Henry Mackenzie. The discussion focuses upon Blacklock’s substantial vernacular verse epistle “To the Revd Mr. Oliver On receiving a collection of Scotch poems from him,” published here for the first time in its entirety (see appendix...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2014
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 127–141.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 April 2002
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Seth Stein LeJacq Spence Craig . Accidents and Violent Death in Early Modern London, 1650–1750 ( Woodbridge : Boydell , 2016 ). Pp. xii + 273 . $115 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1, January 2021...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... that Thomas Spence came to in the 1790s. In his radical magazine, Pigs’ Meat, Spence appealed to the irrever- ent instincts of a plebeian readership, combining “low” forms of popular parody with “high” modes of political and social criticism. Of the various elite writings he reproduced, many...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... state was assumed by laypeople. Curiously, most of those who commented on facial expression, and in particular on the eyes of the criminally insane, were women. For example, fifteen-year-old Katharine Angus told the Justiciary Court about a frenzied attack Robert Spence had made on her schoolmistress...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Pope’s “long orgy of poetical assimilation, a wild ‘rapture’ (in the literal sense), perhaps almost a frenzy, seems to have made itself visible . . . ​and to have caused comment.” Pope’s sister told Spence in 1728, “My brother has a maddish way with him,” and Spence added: “Little people mistook...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... would be suffi- ciently powerful to eff ect moral self-consciousness, and yet not so painful as to cause readers to close the book and dismiss its essentially social proj- ect. On the one hand, Richardson agreed with his friend Joseph Spence, who remarked that the “pangs” readers feel when reading...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... making up the collection? Joseph Spence, who selected Lady Mary’s poems for Dods- ley, knew Lady Mary; one would imagine he might have seen that the two poems had been erroneously titled. Yet instead of correcting the error, Dodsley reprints it repeatedly over the next few decades, and Dodsley’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2002
...-8014-3945-0 Beal, Joan C. English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence’s ‘Grand Repository of the English Language’ (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 1999). Pp. 239. $105. isbn 0-19-823781-2 Beatty, John D., ed. Protestant Women’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... engraved profile head of Antonius Magliabechus Florentinum, drawn from a medal and used to illustrate Sir Joseph Spence s Parallel; in the Manner of Plu- tarch: between a most celebrated man of Florence; and one, scarce ever heard of, in England (1758), shortened to Spence s Parallel of Magliabechi and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... biography, then Best Practice is to use it rather than going back to the original. Few such editions exist, but one exemplary model is James M. Osborn’s magisterial edition of Joseph Spence’s Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men Collected from Conversation.45 Few present-day...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... delight.46 If helpful for this purpose, either formal or natural techniques may be used, but not because they are formal or natural. “All the rules of gardening are reducible to three heads,” Joseph Spence records Pope as remarking, “the contrasts, the management of surprises, and the concealment of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... eighteenth- century theater history needs to know and use. A second: why cite the utterly obsolete 1820 edition of Joseph Spence s Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men (103) in preference to James M. Osborn s superb two- volume edition published by Oxford University Press (1966)? A third...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... draft pages from Tom Stoppard’s 1990s screenplay for Shakespeare in Love reveal two centuries of continuing desire to give Will the love life for which we have so little evidence.11 Similarly, the biopic Becoming Jane (2007), loosely based upon a biography by Jon Spence, constitutes an attempt...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... for her own portraits of rakes. Persuasion (1817), which opens with Sir Walter Elliot obsessively reread- ing his copy of The Baronetage of  England (1808), may provide a clue about how to read Sense and Sensibility.2 As Jon Spence remarks about Jane Aus- ten’s own family connections to the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
... William Rawley’s 1629 edition of Francis Bacon’s Certaine Miscellany Works, and as such was designed to place Browne in the distinguished line of new scientists. In 1686, Ferrand Spence published Miscellanea by Charles de Saintevremond, a volume that includes essays outlining the author’s polite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... 2, 139–41; Joseph Spence, Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men, ed. James M. Osborn, 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1966), 1:164–65. 6. Letter to the duke of Mar, 17 March 1716, Stuart Papers, 2:232; see also 7:236. 7. “Scriblerian...