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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 (2002) 26 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 April 2002
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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 (2023) 47 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2023
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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
....12 Despite defending hierarchical social relations, such writers thus made it possible to represent the noisy shoemaker, however comic, as an embodiment of English liberty. This, at least, was the conclusion that Thomas Spence came to in the 1790s. In his radical magazine, Pigs’ Meat...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 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 Clarissa’s death “should be looked upon like the Incisions made by a kind Surgeon . . . who gives them only out...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
...- tenance and mental 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., 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 the excess of his genius for mad- ness” (Mack...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... William, but it had been almost a quarter century since Lady Mary wrote to her sister about the Schemers, and presumably just as long since she wrote “Epistle from Mrs. Y.” Was this an error when making up the collection? Joseph Spence, who selected Lady Mary’s poems for Dods- ley, knew Lady Mary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... The Cruise: A Poetical Sketch in Eight Cantos . London: J. Hatchard. Coates, James. A Pathetic Elegy on the Death of W. Brown and C. Choddick, who Suffered on the Tempestuous Night of Oct 30th, 1807, while Engaged in the Herring-fishery. Printed by T. Wilson and R. Spence. A Seaman. Love...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of memoirs or anec- dotes or an early 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., 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 the bounds.” In his “Epistle...
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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
... in the Strawberry Hill Press. At the top of the first page, Bull placed an 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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 disdain for the meddlings of humanist textual criticism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... 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 to fill in the romantic gaps for Jane.12 In some sense, all biographies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... (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 landed gentry and peerage, “she was almost...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... William Robinson s magnificent mod- ern version, English Theatrical Literature, 1559 1900, published by the Society for Theatre Research in 1970 a book anyone dealing in eighteenth- century theater history needs to know and use. A second: why cite the utterly obsolete 1820 edition of Joseph Spence s...