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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Christina Smylitopoulos Duke University Press 2008 R Rewritten and Reused: Imaging the Nabob through “Upstart Iconography” Christina Smylitopoulos McGill University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... the gentleman in a socially conserva- tive manner, but there is at least equal contrary evidence. The very polemics proposing an exclusive gentility testify against themselves, for their start- ing point is awareness that upstart invaders are at the gates. Addition- ally, what I have cited is only one side...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... tradition in Renaissance education, see Ann Moss, Printed Common-Place-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 1996). 48.  Cf. Katherine Duncan-Jones, Shakespeare: Upstart Crow to Sweet Swan: 1592–1623 (London: Methuen Drama, 2011), 78–84. 49.  Poetical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 62–87.
Published: 01 January 2000
... hierarchies and the subver- sive influence of social upstarts and foreign elements, such as the Jewish stockbrokers. By contrast, Slechte’s analysis of the situation in Rotterdam, where extensive archival records have been preserved, emphasizes that the initial players were well-connected. Persons...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., and the denigration of social upstarts. G Moderation was neither expected nor offered in the sermons’ early days. The Crown and High Churchmen assumed that on the thirtieth of Janu- ary Anglican parishioners would hear that the blessed royal martyr was the best representative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the class prejudices of much anti-nabob literature, which portrayed those who profited from Indian ventures as ignorant upstarts. This aspect of the stereotype captured real anxiety about how the influx of returning East India Company men would affect Britain's traditional class structure and strongholds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., with their relative lack of respectability frequently depicted in terms of a fondness for noise. And this explains why the shoe- maker poet, James Woodhouse, took great offense when many critics dis- missed him as an upstart cobbler, implying that he was a bungling versifier when he was, in fact...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... appears as a lit- eral upstart crow, usurping the traditional weather- predicting role of the raven (74 – 75). The piece satirizes him straightforwardly as a quack and an impostor (76). So, in April 1708, just weeks after Swift perpetrated his hoax, Partridge writes to Isaac Manley identifying...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 116–134.
Published: 01 April 2001
...;—one of our commercial upstarts—as rich as the Bank, and as vulgar as Oxford Street” (Gore, Mothers and Daughters, 3:195 [see n. 34 below Streets are for the display of identity and position. Pelham tells his friend, Sir Reginald Glanville, “I make it a rule...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Aurelius, see Christina Smylitopoulos, “Rewritten and Reused: Imagining the Nabob through ‘Upstart Iconography Eighteenth-Century Life 32:2 (2008): 53. 17.  I am grateful to Brad Levett, my colleague in classics at Memorial University, for improving upon my translation. 18...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... and expropriate landlocked wealth.15 But circulation of daughters and capital was exactly what the Marriage Act’s proponents wished to prevent. Allied with wealthy landowners, they prognosticated the end of a beneficent elite if merchants and upstarts were able to invest heiresses’ marriage portions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2007
... thirties, famous and quite rich, Pope did not need some of the attention that these letters generated, perhaps because the collection, some twenty-four letters plus a few bawdy, scatological poems, revealed an upstart and occasionally vulgar Alexander of his early twen- ties. He knew he could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
... was told that a new town had developed two miles away from Plymouth to support a new dockyard. When the inhabitants of this new place, whom he called “upstarts and aliens,” asked for water from Plymouth’s own supply, Johnson, “affecting to entertain the passions of the place, . . . half-laughing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
.... Resurrected in the comic epilogue to defend women’s right to a monogamous husband, especially in the later eighteenth-century produc- tions, the actress-character Roxana parodically combines bourgeois values 154 Eighteenth-Century Life along with upstart feminine authority. The Rival Queens places...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
...” of the nation’s plebeian women and defend herself. According to their memoirists, Christian Davies and Han- nah Snell embody the people’s strength, virility, and independence — they are much like the upstart, bossy Pamela, but a Pamela who refuses to be assimilated into bourgeois culture or to “marry up...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... “(from personal knowledge and pub- lic report)” that the Moderns’ adherents “were persons of most amiable character as men and masons,” he also claimed that their organization had given “sanction to falsehoods” (xix). His words repositioned the Antients from an Irish upstart to the true defender...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., Emma dismisses Citpup’s blustering and uncouth attempts to woo her, and it is clear to the spectator that he is a nouveau riche upstart, far from the sort of man that should be wielding political and financial power. He is the very antithesis of Trustall; his pretensions to the Whig world...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... s detestation of upstarts ·owered in contemplation of one of the candidates in the contested Shrewsbury election of 1806 and his showy wife. Jones was the local son of a servant, charitably gifted a clerkship in an attor- ney s oºce in Northampton, who had had the temerity to elope to London...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., the spectacle of upstarts like Lico, eager to win patrons and ascend the social ladder, drew commentary ranging from Defoe’s delight to Pope’s satire.53 Here, however, Young identifies Sloane with Lico, also hinting that his social success earned him the reputation of a sycophant. Lico, depicted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... republi- can virtue and a rejection of the luxurious excess indulged in by aristocrats and merchants alike. “Spurning the materiality and seeming eff eminacy of fi ne fabrics made a gentleman’s values less susceptible to being purchased by upstarts,” Kuchta contends. “Fashionability meant following...