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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
...John Wilton-Ely The College of William & Mary 2004 Review Essay “Classic Ground”: Britain, Italy, and the Grand Tour John Wilton-Ely University of Hull...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Iain Gordon Brown Duke University Press 2006 Water, Windows, and Women: The Signifi cance of Venice for Scots in the Age of the Grand Tour Iain Gordon Brown National Library...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Marie E. McAllister In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, the Grand Tour, sex, and venereal disease became almost indivisible in the public imagination. The Grand Tour was an essential element of a well-born man's education. Yet a persistent belief developed that continental travel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of Great Britain to the Emperor of China in the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794 (1807)—and its imaginative engagement with Chinese culture. While Macartney’s narrative partakes of formal and aesthetic qualities associated with travel writing from the Grand Tour and with scientific exploration, it cannot wholly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Boswell, Esq on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with the celebrated Dr Johnson (1786) and Bozzy and Piozzi, or, The British Biographers, A Town Eclogue (1786), Peter critiques the tendency of Johnson's biographers to represent him not through an account of his great work, but through trivial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., Oxfordshire, Caroline Lybbe Powys (1738–1817); the first woman to publish a Grand Tour account, Lady Anna Miller (1741–81) of Batheaston, Somerset; the unmarried daughter of the rector of Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire, Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819); and the Whig political salon hostess, Lady Elizabeth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and fortune. A list of his publications included eleven books on medical subjects and on tours of different coun- tries, but most important was a quarterly review of medical literature, the Medico-Chirurgical Review (hereafter, MCR), of which he was the propri- etor, editor, and principal writer.3...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... at court, Frances Burney began a tour of western England with her friend Anna Ord. From Bath, that center of sociability, she wrote to her father, Dr. Charles Burney, complimenting him on his formidable networking skills, “Your prodigious success,” as she enthused, “amongst your great friends, whom...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that Britons were also a polite and refined people. Proposals for improving the capital frequently argued that architectural magnificence and a more organized layout would have immediate economic benefits by luring foreigners to London, thereby making the city a stop on the Grand Tour. While debates about how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 53–69.
Published: 01 September 2003
... either here or to any place abroad where civil law is taught I believe you might have Mr. Neilson and be well served with him both for assistance to the master in his studies and as a fitt traveling governour in case your Ldp. should allow the master a tour of traveling.13...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Empire, and, in the late eighteenth century, against the menace of atheism as epitomized by revolutionary France. People, of course, also crossed natural and national boundaries, in larger numbers than is sometimes realized. Though the Grand Tour was an elite activity, it was also made...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 181–188.
Published: 01 September 2008
... on oratory, 11 Padua, 7n1, 9 St. John, Frances: letter to W. T., 51 Palmes, Guy, 33 St. John, Henry: Grand Tour, 1-12; Partition Treaties, 5n5, 10n6, 13n3, 15n6, France: govt. of, 1; reading in civil 26n11 law, 1, 2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
....” Such a garden is an example of what Erkki Huhtamo has called “scripted space”: visitors move through a “premeditated and controlled” space that seeks to impart a particular experience. 56 Lessons and stories in the sequenced garden were often set out or explained in various ways—from scripted tours...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... in the more salacious origin myths.15 28 Although early eighteenth-century English writers on V.D. rejected the anti-Continental bias of Renaissance origin stories, the culture as a whole still had its suspicions. Criticism of the Grand Tour, for instance, often hinted at the risk of contracting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... identity in a large-scale, privately commissioned pastel portrait of herself with her son by Quentin de La Tour (1761, Musée Antoine-Lecuyer, Saint-Quentin). While this portrait was likely meant for public display because of its monumental size, it was never finished. Nevertheless, its imagery indicates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., whether these involved reading sentimental novels at home, discussing politics at a debating club, enjoying bawdy satire in a salon or at a gentleman's club, collecting botanical specimens during a tour, or viewing scientific demonstrations at a public, urban venue. If, as J. G. A. Pocock has argued...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 88–112.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the “bravery and skill of [his] Chevalier,” de La Tour is utterly convinced by Lovelace's studied display of composure ( Clarissa , 1,486). The duel itself is presented as polite and calm, while the duelists are described as having “the greatest presence of mind that [he] ever beheld in men” ( Clarissa , 1,486...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 90–117.
Published: 01 September 2004
... fam- ily. Accounts written about Sanspareil thus far tend to focus on its place in the history of landscape architecture. Even the few articles that exam- ine the literary program of Sanspareil have not offered a close analysis of Wilhelmine’s sources. The tour I shall provide challenges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., “Horace Walpole's Journals of Visits to Country Seats,” Volume of the Walpole Society 16 (1927): 9–80. 69. Paget Toynbee, The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford , 16 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1903), 3:167. 68. Arthur Young, A Six Weeks Tour, Through the Southern Counties...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 14–40.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of his sis- ter, Lady Ranelagh.8 Another sister, Mary, having married into the English peerage, alternated between houses in Chelsea and Essex.9 This would be the pattern followed by later Boyles, content with at best occasional tours of their Irish inheritances and stops at the homes...