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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Steven D. Scherwatzky The College of William & Mary 2001 “Complicated Virtue”: The Politics of Samuel Johnson’s Life of Savage One of the most memorable episodes in Johnson’s Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
...” light. It aims to show that sentimentalism affirmed Christian virtues such as charity and chastity, but it radically transmuted and displaced those virtues. In particular, it argues that sentimental fiction imaginatively negotiated the difficulties of practicing Christian virtue in a rapidly changing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 51–77.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Denise Amy Baxter Duke University Press 2006 Two Brutuses: Violence, Virtue, and Politics in the Visual Culture of the French Revolution Denise Amy Baxter University of North Texas Je tenais les...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Brian Michael Norton This essay approaches Enlightenment theories of happiness through three forgotten but once highly popular treatises: John Norris’s An Idea of Happiness (1683), Thomas Nettleton’s A Treatise on Virtue and Happiness (1742), and James Harris’s “Concerning Happiness: A Dialogue...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
... conveyed to Austen through eighteenth‐century divines who saw them as compatible with their Anglican theology. Like Aristotle, Austen emphasizes habit as crucial to an ethic that defines virtue not as self‐denial, but as fulfillment within a well‐governed polis , or, in her case, within an idealized estate...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Eleanor Morecroft The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars produced a new generation of military authors and artists who recounted their wartime experiences with unprecedented vividness and immediacy. Exploring the intense conflict and suffering of men at war while also underscoring their virtue...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and friendship, this article also makes the case for Haywood’s radical vision of female virtue in contrast to didactic and pedagogical literature. Likewise, the article argues that Epistles showcases Haywood’s ambitious critical aims by incorporating both amatory pleasures and moral concerns. Copyright © 2019...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Marilyn Roberts During the long eighteenth century, benevolence was thought to be the greatest of all virtues. In her later novels especially, Jane Austen emphasized its primacy, showing that benevolence must be taught, practiced, and perfected through rigorous self-analysis and the repudiation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... suspicion of the emperor's character. The empress utilized Prud'hon's romanticized image of her son to cast herself as the ideal Napoleonic woman and mother, thereby demonstrating her inherent virtue, reassuring the public of the empire's stability, and legitimizing her place at court on her own terms...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and a porcelain table centerpiece—functioned as part of a multimodal presentation that celebrated monastic life within an overarching allegory of the cardinal virtues. The Zwettl celebrations belonged to a baroque courtly culture of representation that aimed to engage all of the senses, in this case, to proclaim...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ross Carroll Craiutu Aurelian . A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748–1830 . ( Princeton : Princeton Univ. , 2012 ). Pp xix + 338 . $49.50 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., effeminacy, and luxury, the concept of civic humanism or civic virtue has been prominent, if not hegemonic. In that discussion, John Barrell has succinctly remarked that “the discourse of civic humanism was the most authoritative fantasy of masculinity in early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 99–123.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and performer, bending all rules and wills to the satisfaction of his own whims. He is an ironist and comedian, delighted at the prospect of exposing the fraudulence of Clarissa’s “highest” claims of virtue. However, it is not Lovelace but Hegel who expresses, in derisive tones, as Christoph Schulte notes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... will haste along, And, on the spot where Vice will lead his train, Illustrious Virtues eagerly will throng.1 Prominent among the virtues that the “Genius” envisions for this future city is an unfathomable gift that “in domestic hours supremely glows” and Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... withheld from becoming a definable taste. Pope’s definition of “Sense” as deeply inward and reflective is reminiscent of Shaftesbury’s observations, throughout the Char- acteristicks (1711), on “reflected Sense.” In the “Inquiry Concerning Virtue, or Merit” (volume 2 of Characteristicks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 April 2002
... story was known to a wide reading audience in the eighteenth cen- tury. Many were captivated by Richardson’s tale of a young servant-girl who resisted the advances of her dead mistress’ son, Mr. B., eventually to have virtue rewarded when she won his hand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... you alter it in that Respect.”2 Richardson described such threats as examples of “the infi nite trouble and opposition” that greeted the fi nal installment, asking a friend to imagine “what I have not suff ered from an aff ectation of a delicate concern for virtue” (Carroll, 117). Lady...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
...: “I'm charm'd whene'er thou talk'st! I pant for virtue! / And all my soul endeavours a perfection,” he rhapsodizes in response to one of Cato's speeches. 6 On this account, the tragedy includes in its own dramatic structure a preemptive mechanism that works to neutralize the kind of literalist...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., not the virtue of this declaration. One is ignorant, or doubtful at best, of the merits of differing Religions and Governments; but private virtues one can be sure of. I therefore know what particular Person has enough merit to deserve being happier than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
... his management of his deformities actually cultivates masculinity as a gentlemanly virtue. This essay will examine the publication and reception history of Stephens's remedy, followed by that of Deformity: An Essay . After analyzing Hay's subversion of gender conventions in his text, I will conclude...