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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Michelle Levy This essay revisits the history of Phillis Wheatley Peters's “volume of manuscript poems &&.,” a collection of handwritten poems, which her husband, John Peters, advertised for its return in late 1784, just days after her death. Since no second volume of poems was published...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 32–46.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Adam Potkay The College of William & Mary 2001 Hume’s “Supplement to Gulliver”: The Medieval Volumes of The History of England Difference in Opinions hath cost many Million of Lives...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 January 2014
... University Press 2013 Review Essay “Living Proof ”: Frances Burney’s Court Journals and Letters, Volumes 1 and 2 Susan K. Howard Duquesne University Frances...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Leah Orr Critics have long discussed the conversion narrative in the first Crusoe volume as being a paradigm of an individual’s journey from sin to salvation. In the latter two volumes, however, Crusoe questions his initial conversion and eventually rejects his peaceful conclusions from volume 1...
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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): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Donald W. Nichol Literary miscellanies have long been popular. Richard Tottel's 1557 collection, Songes and Sonettes , gathered the works of various Tudor poets. In 1684, Jacob Tonson and John Dryden launched a miscellany that reached six volumes by 1709. By 1743, the time was ripe for a satirical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Margaret J. M. Ezell This essay examines the ways in which the single-authored, period literary history has been challenged since the original Oxford History of English Literature series appeared in the mid twentieth century. The volumes in the new Oxford English Literary History appearing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 64–99.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... King, with strong familial and political ties to Edmund Burke, would become one of Cook’s most trusted aides, commander of HMS Discovery on the voyage home, and author of volume three of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1784), the official history of the voyage, a publication that has put him...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of letters. Despite Johnson’s own lack of interest in music, he was willing to aid his friend with his magnum opus: a history of music that would eventually extend to four volumes. And that assistance included ghostwriting: enlisting Johnson as his uncredited collaborator was the ultimate proof of Burney’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in the third volume of the official history, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean . This skewed chronology has led to some disorientation among historians of surfing, while historians of Cook’s voyages, for the most part, have neglected the surfing episodes altogether. In this essay, I address the descriptions in four...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., editorial agency, and even authorship over this bound 350‐page volume, forcing us to reconsider the value of manuscripts in an age of print. This essay reconstructs the transactional nature of the manuscript as the artisan shaped his knowledge through adaptation of theoretical content. As a reader, Martin...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... present different and mutually supportive forms of authority. In this case, print is referred to through citation, graphic imitation, and paratextual format, whilst at the same time, the virtuoso scribal acts of transcribing and refining within the volume operate as an alternative index of textual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 159–182.
Published: 01 January 2024
... in Mourning” remained unpublished in Forbes's lifetime, the Scottish Historical Society published a three‐volume printed version in 1895–96. The printed version succeeded in generating knowledge about the work, but it also fundamentally changed how the manuscript was perceived. In an effort to shine new light...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 134–158.
Published: 01 January 2024
... oblong blank books in the context of their wider blank book offerings; the publishers and booksellers who used the oblong format for printed books and who accounted for manuscript use by those who purchased the volumes; and the everyday practice of the musicians, business owners, and students who used...
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Figure 2. Bishop Robert Forbes, “Lyon in Mourning,” vol. 4, back boards, Simon Fraser University Digitized Collections, online at < https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/lyoninmourning-4077/%E2%80%98lyon-mourning%E2%80%99-bishop-robert-forbess-collection-jacobite-papers-volume-4-page >. Courtesy More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 1. Bishop Robert Forbes, “Lyon in Mourning,” vol. 1, title-page, Simon Fraser University Digitized Collections, online at < https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/lyoninmourning-4796/%E2%80%98lyon-mourning%E2%80%99-bishop-robert-forbess-collection-jacobite-papers-volume-1-page-5 >. Courtesy More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 3. Bishop Robert Forbes, “Lyon in Mourning,” vol. 1, front boards, Simon Fraser University Digitized Collections, online at < https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/lyoninmourning-4799/%E2%80%98lyon-mourning%E2%80%99-bishop-robert-forbess-collection-jacobite-papers-volume-1-page-2 >. Courtesy More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 4. Bishop Robert Forbes, “Lyon in Mourning,” vol. 4, page 736 with footnotes, Simon Fraser University Digitized Collections, online at < https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/lyoninmourning-4214/%E2%80%98lyon-mourning%E2%80%99-bishop-robert-forbess-collection-jacobite-papers-volume-4-page More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 5. Bishop Robert Forbes, “Lyon in Mourning,” vol. 5, page 878 with cross-references, Simon Fraser University Digitized Collections, online at < https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/lyoninmourning-4058/%E2%80%98lyon-mourning%E2%80%99-bishop-robert-forbess-collection-jacobite-papers-volume-5-page More
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Figure 6. Bishop Robert Forbes, “Lyon in Mourning,” vol. 3, page 544 signature, Simon Fraser University Digitized Collections, online at < https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/lyoninmourning-4425/%E2%80%98lyon-mourning%E2%80%99-bishop-robert-forbess-collection-jacobite-papers-volume-3-page More