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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 (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... venereal disease, and include everything from serious science to the wildest mythmaking. Some, I will argue, strength- ened the medical profession by offering theoretical grounds for changing treatment practices and by presenting readers with a vision of medical progress. At the same time...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
... virulent strain of venereal disease. The Cultural History of Dentistry According to Roger King, the modern practice of dentistry emerged in France during the beginning of the eighteenth century as practitioners began to distinguish themselves not only from mountebanks and crude tooth- drawers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
... prostitution, and bawdy houses were located throughout the city, not just in the port area. People from all classes, women as well as men, regularly enjoyed casual sexual behavior, and a permissive atti- tude continued relatively unchecked until the nineteenth century, despite an explosion in venereal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 72–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... long and tight foreskin or “impure coition” (that is, venereal disease). The first line of treatment was medication (ointments, cold compresses, fomentations, etc followed by an operation analogous to circumcision if that failed.17 This is fair enough as far...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Shakespeare, William. Hamlet, ed. Constance Jordan. Longman Cultural Editions, ed. Susan J. Wolfson (New York: Pearson Longman, 2005). Pp. 288. $8 paper. ISBN 0-321-31729-7 Siena, Kevin P. Venereal Disease, Hospitals, and the Urban Poor: London’s “Foul Wards,” 1600 – 1800. Rochester...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., associational charities had brought the innovations of the joint- stock company into the eleemosynary sphere, including charities, such as: the Foundling Hospital for the care of aban- doned children, established in 1739; the Lock Hospital for treating venereal disease, established in 1746; the Marine Society...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 53–72.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in their behavior, as witnessed by the prohibition of support for those whose infirmity was brought on by venereal disease, drinking, or fighting. As long as a mem- ber had not been reckless, he or she could count on support. While ca- lamity never disappeared, its powerful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
...), puts it, European foundling hospitals “have reduced criminal infanticide, but . . . replaced it with a semi-organized institutionalized form” (160). 32. For a related discussion of the Lock Hospital and its place in European imagination, see Linda Merians, The Secret Malady: Venereal Disease...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the comparatively common use of embalming, if only among the wealthier sections of seventeenth-century society.”8 In Death, Disease, and 68 Eighteenth-Century Life Famine in Pre-Industrial England (1976), Leslie Clarkson argues that in the seventeenth century, “among the middle and upper classes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
... fear into the hearts of the English, as they are overrun by the plague from the north. Bertelsen has claimed that Churchill at the time of composition “was himself suff ering from a form of starvation”; because of the “mer- cury induced ‘salivation’ treatment for venereal disease,” he “could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
... pleasure and (supposedly) prevent (venereal) disease, but it could also entail risk (arrest in public spaces), expense (procurement), and frustration (out- side cities with subcultures). Over the course of life, circumstances not only encouraged males to indulge in this taste but also, in the long run...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., “The Works of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams,” which awaits publication. For an account of his wife’s unfortunate discovery, see Mary Margaret Stewart, “‘And Blights with Plagues the Marriage Hearse’: Syphilis and Wives,” The Secret Malady: Venereal Disease in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France, ed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 67–95.
Published: 01 April 2003
..., divine judgment, and venereal disease: “Here lye two poor Lovers, who had the 72 Eighteenth-Century Life mishap / Tho’ very chaste people, to die of a Clap” (462–63). Certainly these bawdy variations on the superficial resemblances between thunder and gonorrhea reveal Pope’s mastery of what...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
... proposer rather than a simple precur- sor. So, for example, he did not just count poor people, but also wondered what social mechanisms might be devised to meet their needs better and more evenhandedly. He expressed concern about London’s traffi c conges- tion and venereal disease and air pollution...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with Stench and Diseases?” (Enquiry, p. 90). The threat goes beyond con- sequences of omission to those of commission: stench and disease “infect the streets.” In his Dissertation on the Poor Laws By a Well-Wisher to Mankind (1786), Joseph Townsend says...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... stan- dards, less scientific physiognomics had long been a venerable means of judging a person’s physical and mental state. Humoral theory had posited that the face portrayed certain temperaments (such as the “sanguine which could be valuable in the diagnosis of physical conditions.41 For example...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
...,” as if to suggest that a lifetime back in Scotland put the trifl ing playfulness of Venice as experienced in one’s youth into a safe and proper perspective (Brown, “Venerating the Venetians,” 95). As I, and others, have discussed elsewhere, Venetian painting of the golden age in the sixteenth century had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... for the market.21 Curll is often cited as the most notorious London publisher of obscene materials in the period. His arrest in 1725 following a complaint about his publication of two works, A Treatise of the Use of Flogging in Venereal Affairs (1718) and The Nun in her Smock (1724), is one of the more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
... and his body like their sphere glowing with divine influences. Divested of his diseased body, however, he can be understood only through modern astronomy as a single, radiant star in our sky. As the poem ends, Dryden emphasizes the continuing, benign influence of Hastings’s resurrected soul...