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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 53–68.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Antoinette Sol The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26205-68-sol.q4 5/28/02 2:22 PM Page 53 The Second Time Around: Marriage and Remarriage in Riccoboni and La Guesnerie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 140–150.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Christian Thorne Soni Vivasvan . Mourning Happiness: Narrative and the Politics of Modernity ( Ithaca : Cornell Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. ix + 552 . $49.95 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay The Time without Happiness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson Reading, like sailing, is a durational experience: reading takes place in time and, if a poem is lengthy enough, reading can thwart absorption and make one notice time passing. Reading time therefore offered William Falconer in The Shipwreck (1762) an overlooked resource for tactfully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 9–18.
Published: 01 January 2009
...-24321-4 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay Pious Times and Priestcraft Begin Again: The Upright Sexuality of the Enlightenment Kevin L. Cope Louisiana State University Sophie Carter. Purchasing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sabine Baltes-Ellermann R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 2, April 2021 doi 10.1215/00982601-8902744 Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 1 0 1 An Adamant Patriot in Changing Times: Jonathan Swift s Later Political Pamphlets Sabine Baltes- Ellermann Huerth...
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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 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Danielle Spratt The essay argues that David Garrick and Sarah Siddons—two of the most financially successful celebrities of their time—cultivated their parental public images in print and portrait culture by capitalizing on the level of their participation in benefits for actors and in the Drury...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 162–187.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., the essay discusses prosecutions against writers and actors from the later seventeenth century through Cleland’s time, showing how the criminality of the offense was taken for granted (ca. 1670–1700), then rejected (in 1708), and then rationalized (in 1727). Cleland’s novel, notable for resorting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Simon Dickie This essay discusses two categories of eighteenth-century comic verse that were mainstream in their time but are now almost forgotten. They have little or nothing to do with the satiric traditions that dominate critical attention. Part 1 explores a mass of comic verse tales, direct...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... required to reduce a 400-page novel to a 24-page chapbook with woodcut illustrations may appear haphazard at times, omitting such vital scenes as Crusoe's discovery of the footprint, for instance, but actually express the preferences, interests, and reading practices of common readers. Popular reading...
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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 (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Andrew Lincoln During the last decades of the seventeenth century and the first decades of the eighteenth, transformations in the financing and organization of the military allowed England, and then Britain, to wage war abroad on an unprecedented scale. At the same time, some writers were trying...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... acquisition. At the same time, they find in Sloane and the fashion for collecting several dangers: it reflected the increasing power of objects to oust abstract concepts as the subjects of literary description, presented new modes of self-definition and sociability, and, above all, led to a transition from...
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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 (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Shayda Hoover The third Earl of Shaftesbury creates a “sociable enthusiast” in The Moralists (1708), published in his major work, Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711). This sociable enthusiast embodies a refined form of enthusiasm in a respectable subject—a philosopher...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... little read—and too-often misunderstood—late writings. This essay concludes that the Memoirs ought to be revalued for its importance to literary history and feminist aging studies, at the same time providing a new line of inquiry to help us make sense of its supposed failure. Copyright 2013 by Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in her journals for 1786 and 1787, some of which are made widely available for the first time in the new edition of the court journals, not as egotistical or compensatory, but rather as evidence of the dilemmas Burney felt she had to deal with as a single woman in a particular context, dilemmas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
...” (1744). I propose that the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw the rise of a new, more subjective model of happiness that threatened its time-honored ties with virtue, raising the disquieting possibility that happiness could be pursued by amoral, or even immoral, means. The article also argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in order to satisfy his ambitions in the metropolis. Johnson’s identity formation did not progress in a linear fashion that mirrored his physical movement from Ireland to London, but was rather a struggle that moved back and forth, depending on time, place, and circumstance. By exposing the ways that Irish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
... with contemporaneous developments in partisan history writing in the era of the rage of party. As High-Church Tories writing during the heyday of Italian musical influence in England, they shaped their histories into defenses of the English national musical tradition at precisely the time that tradition was fading...