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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
...John Wilton-Ely The College of William & Mary 2001 “Gingerbread and sippets of embroidery”: Horace Walpole and Robert Adam “How sick one shall be, after this chaste palace, of Mr Adam’s gingerbread and sippets...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Andrew Rudd In this article, I examine how notions of charity shaped eighteenth-century literature. I begin by examining Horace Walpole’s philanthropy, which I argue belied his posthumous reputation for miserliness, and proceed to trace the theme of charity in Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Luisa Calè In “A Friendly Gathering: The Social Politics of Presentation Books and their Extra-Illustration in Horace Walpole’s Circle,” Lucy Peltz plays with the technical and metaphorical senses of “gathering” to reflect on the materiality and sociability of altered books in the Strawberry Hill...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Yael Shapira This essay considers the limited presence of the dead body in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto . The near absence of gory death from the novella is striking, given both its intensive borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and its status as the founding work of the Gothic tradition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... miscellany; Sir Robert Walpole's reign as Britain's prime minister had just come to an end, and Pope revised his Dunciad to devastating effect. Out of the mix of political uncertainty and satiric excess emerged The Foundling Hospital for Wit , which ran to six volumes by 1749. It offered a potpourri...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 80–93.
Published: 01 September 2001
...-Sche.p65 80 12/28/01, 4:07 PM 81 George II and his prime minister Robert Walpole argued that virtue was rapidly becoming a thing of the past, part of a classical republican heri...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of The Beggar’s Opera, apparently bees in the bonnets of, respectively, David Bindman and Robin Simon: paintings in the Lewis Walpole Library, and in the National Gal - lery, Washington. So why does Einberg discredit the first (no. 13A., figure 6)? She says she has behind her “a consensus among Hogarth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Johnson’s political writing for Cave ever be mooted (one can always dream), this same cartoon from Punch would serve surpris- ingly well as cover art, Johnson’s squinting profile replacing Punch’s leering mask, and Pitt, Chesterfield, and Walpole standing in for Disraeli, Palmers­ ton, and Lord Derby...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., was then the thing to do. Flowers were planted in square or rectangular beds (parterres); shrubs were cut into geometrical, animal, or human shapes; and not only trees but everything else was lined up as in military ranks. In the 1780s, Horace Walpole would celebrate the English garden as what is suited only...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of Orientalism (19), Châtel is particularly keen here to rescue his subject from any association with Hor- ace Walpole. While the point that he makes about the critical baggage that accompanies the Gothic label is a very fair one, it seems inaccurate to insist on Beckford s distance from Walpole, not least...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 170–182.
Published: 01 April 2001
... 1 & 2. Pier Leone Ghezzi/Arthur Pond, Due famosi antiquari (1739); and Paul Sandby, Rare Meltin Oysters, Rare Stewing Oysters, from The Cries of London (1765). Courtesy of the Print Collection, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. and travesty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
... survives in the archives of the Duke of Northumberland. 17 Her objects and artworks were organized and described using a taxonomy similar to that of other eighteenth-century collectors’ cabinets. The collections of Sloane; Horace Walpole, the fourth Earl of Orford (1717–97); Dr. Richard Mead (1673–1754...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 19–30.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and at length on the historical basis of British freedom: for example, “the Saxons were a free People, and actually possessed a Share in the Legislature” (16 December 1727 & 6 September 1735). So, while it is not quite true to urge, as Isaac Kramnick does, that under Walpole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
...- vides us with a window into the workings of popular nationalism, just as it reached a zenith in expression at midcentury. In the year the memoir was published, England, despite Walpole’s reluctance, had entered the Anglo- Spanish War (739 – 48) and the overlapping War of the Austrian Succes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
... equipped with ill-gotten prosperity, an insatia- ble appetite for luxury, and a desire to climb into elite spheres of power and influence.2 Horace Walpole’s 1761 complaint that “West Indians, conquer- ors, nabobs, and admirals” were overwhelming every parliamentary bor- ough in the general election...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 April 2017
... 1769, Walpole wrote to his correspondent, Horace Mann, that “I am to dine tomorrow with the famous Mrs. Macaulay along with the duc de La Rochefoucault. She is one of the sights that all foreign- ers are carried to see. Did you know this young Duke? He is very amiable and worthy—much more worthy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., both political and social, Cam- bridge numbered many of the important literary and artistic £gures of the day amongst his friends, including: Edward Gibbon; Sir Joshua Reynolds; David Garrick; Horace Walpole, who praises him as “Cambridge, the every thing”; and Samuel Johnson.5 A minor poet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... into the eighteenth century, spreading to the middling classes, and sprouting a crop of connoisseur groups, like the Antiquarian Society, that were dedi- cated to accumulating and studying various classes of objects.3 Throughout the period, notable collectors of art, such as Horace Walpole, the Duchess...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 65–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Robert Walpole’s ministry—and France, in voluntary exile, enjoy- ing the life of the mind, reflecting, writing, and mixing with the French lite- rati and aristocracy. Bolingbroke’s philosophical, political, and historical works are substantial and impressive in themselves. His contributions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 76–80.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with the frivolous European fantasies of chinoiserie, thus masking how revolutionary Chinese design was in the “English landscaping revolution” (11). Liu aims to “go beyond Walpole and chinoiserie” and dismisses the relevance of the latter by branding it “Ori- entalist”; along these lines, he invokes Edward...