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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Brean S. Hammond The Collected Verse of John, Lord Hervey (1696–1743) , ed. Overton Bill Hobby Elaine McLaverty James ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2016 ). Pp. liv + 787 . $120 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Alison Horgan Using current scholarship on verse miscellanies to contextualize a comparison of Robert Dodsley's Collection of Poems by Several Hands (1748) and Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765), this article considers how the verse miscellany was used to different purposes...
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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 (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of an adequate biography of Blacklock has meant that the significance of his complex cultural positioning for Burns still generates equivocation. This essay considers why, as an established member of Edinburgh’s polite literary culture, Blacklock was drawn to vernacular verse. It reconstructs the contexts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
... by microscopy; and (2) the fragmentation of scientific knowledge through putatively social but unrealizable and unrepeatable experiments, exemplified by the microscope and compensated for by the sociality of manuscript verse. As such, “A Farewell to Poetry” is not about anatomy per se; “A Farewell to Poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Fugitive Pieces in Verse and Prose (1758), which he presents as “trifles” and “idlenesses”—to his supposedly “diminutive” house, which he called “a paper Fabric and an assemblage of curious Trifles, made by an insignificant Man.” In this essay, I will read the practice of extra-illustration against...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... , and her blank verse poem The Emigrants . It considers how these works, which condemn the guilt arising from war, expose the problem of necessary acquiescence in what is condemned. Taken together, the writings illuminate two sides of the problem. As a Dissenter, Barbauld belonged to a social group...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Louise Curran Over the course of the eighteenth century, Milton's place in the British poetic canon was both contested and established. The first scholarly editions of Paradise Lost were printed, and the full range of his verse—both in form and content—was frequently imitated as well as discussed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Claudine van Hensbergen The Works of the Earls of Rochester and Roscommon was one of the most popular poetic miscellanies of the eighteenth century, with more than twenty editions published. Rochester's verse filled the entire first volume, a prominence that proclaimed his importance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jennifer Batt As records in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) reveal, verse in miscellanies was printed without attribution or was attributed via descriptive epithets, pseudonyms, or partial indications of a poet's name at least as often as it was printed with a clear and unambiguous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Pastorals , through their joint efforts as members of the Scriblerus Club, and on to later achievements, such as The Dunciad , Pope's Imitations of Horace , and Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift , they executed strategies of authorial identitycreation and control designed to achieve ends in purposeful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of secondariness, often used to deride women's verse as inferior in the period, into a feminist position of power. In tracing the ordering function of superior secondariness from 1751 to 1810, the present essay returns to Enlightenment literary form to understand poetry's vital role in inaugurating the feminist...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the sheer quantity of verse published in the century— the thousands of substantial, separately published poems, the hundreds of volumes of collected poems by individual authors, the innumerable miscellanies by several hands, all the verse which appeared in the poetry sections of hundreds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Rebecca Anne Barr The Irish Poet and the Natural World: An Anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics . ( Cork : Cork Univ. , 2014 ), ed. Carpenter Andrew and Collins Lucy . Pp. xiv + 418 . €39 , £35 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 January 2008
... than we find at most of our theatres.”5 Westminster students, then, for well over a hundred years, were pre- sented — primarily because of their ostensibly playful verse — as rebellious free spirits, untamed by the school around them. This clever, cocky, and carefree character sits at odds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
... vital to the circulation of ideas, genres, books, money, and fame — ​do not cut much of a figure in high-­culture or low-­culture studies of literature. It is therefore a good thing to see a major press issuing a book on a writer such as Anna Seward. Anna Seward wrote mannered verse. Her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 April 2021
... by many (including the author of the volume under review) as the spark that led to . . . the emergence of modern free verse, one of the great turning points in the history of English poetics (262). The poem was immediately appreciated upon its publication in 1816 for what the London Times called its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... on the Life of Dr. Darwin in 1804. In the Memoirs, Seward justifiably accuses Darwin of pla- giarizing lines of her verse in the first part of his long scientific poem The Botanic Garden (1791). As I will demonstrate, natural history taxonomies functioned as a template for what I term Seward’s “order...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... than mere entertainment on the stage. However, printed miscellanies also helped shift the consumption of Shakespeare’s text from stage to page. These poetic collections depend on a reading practice that admired quick shots of particular, isolated, linguistically fine, or sententious verse.8...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... Elegiac gestures are part of a specific memorializing event and time. They are occasional. John Dryden s elegy, To the Pious Memory of . . . Anne Killigrew (1686), records the transitory occasion of loss with a gesture common in elegiac verse, most of which unlike Dryden s ode remains unstudied...
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