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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ashley Brookner Bender This essay examines the correlation between property and identity in William Wycherley’s The Plain Dealer and William Congreve’s The Way of the World . Both playwrights emphasize this connection between property and identity by using containers as stage properties. Often...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
... The Shortest Way with Domesticity Jacob Sider Jost Dickinson College Scott R. MacKenzie. Be It Ever So Humble: Poverty, Fiction, and the Invention of the Middle-Class Home (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 2013). Pp. x + 304. $49.50...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 1. Concluding stanzas of “The Way to Get Married. Addressed to the Ladies,” signed “E. A. I. [Edward Arthur Illingworth] March 1824.” Photograph by the author. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Helen E. M. Brooks This essay examines the ways marriage could function both to the benefit and detriment of an actress's professional activities and agency. It argues that an astute marital decision might support and promote an ambitious actress's future on the stage, largely through integrating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... in what ways these print objects were produced in a competitive environment that saw, in its most prolific decades, the publication of up to forty different titles per year. Due to the ephemeral nature of the pocket diaries, very few copies have survived, and some titles known to have existed from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Abigail Williams This article explores the role of miscellany collections as aids to recitation and education. It offers an insight into the perceived social and cultural roles of literature in the later eighteenth century, and suggests some of the ways we might use miscellanies to understand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
...–84, to an explication of several representative caricatures from the famous Westminster election. It focuses on Charles Fox and the ways in which his portraits in particular channel the cultural instabilities of the moment. My purpose is to tease out the nuances with which Angelo treats...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Brett C. McInelly This paper explores some of the ways hymns informed the Methodist revival. I argue that the hymns can be better understood as the site of a complex negotiation between John and Charles Wesley and their followers, as the brothers attempted to steer the movement away from charges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., this analysis suggests that the idea of assimilation is too simplistic to capture the experiences of middle-class Irish migrants in London. Unpacking the histories of Johnson’s thoughts about himself, and of the ways other writers represented him, demonstrates that Johnson could not reject his Irish past...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of motion. I trace the ways that Dennis's theories about motion imagery address not only the classical tradition of “bringing-before-the-eyes,” but also the modern philosophical models of inertia and force. In arguing that writing about poetry could better elucidate the motions of the mind/soul than could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Dafydd Moore John Wolcot, under his nom de plume of Peter Pindar, was one of the most popular satirists of the late eighteenth century. Today his work is primarily known for his anti-ministerial satires during the 1790s and discussed in terms of its radical credentials in ways that have narrowed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 15–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Peter Wagner This essay reflects on the way my research on eighteenth-century erotica in general, and Fanny Hill in particular, affected my career as an academic in Europe from the 1970s to the 1990s. Still far from being generally accepted subjects of serious academic work, erotica and pornography...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... appearance in miscellanies, in the form of quotation, imitation, and as an exemplar of a distinctly British poetic identity. It traces the way in which Milton's Paradise Lost is quoted from in these collections, and explores how his poetry was read aloud, and for what purpose, by so-called “ordinary” readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... a collection of pornographic poems at the close of the second volume under the title The Cabinet of Love , Curll subtly created a false association between Rochester and its content. Providing a bibliographical analysis of The Works , this essay traces the shifting ways in which Rochester and his poems were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Kathleen Lawton-Trask A sometime friend, sometime adversary of Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu largely resisted publication, sharing her work privately and denying authorship of some of her poems that made their way into print. Nevertheless, today she is considered a prominent literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and circulated, these interventions both turn one bibliographical item into something that looks like two, presenting problems for the way they are represented in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) and other bibliographical databases. For, by certain blunt measures of “popularity,” in such databases it may...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the century is borne out by the evidence, and also looks at the ways in which the posthumous careers of Abraham Cowley and Sir Richard Blackmore are affected by posterity, according to the patterns of their reprinting in miscellany culture. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 poetry canon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... sentimental tales about hunchbacks in love. Both professionals and amateurs seem to have used them as technical exercises—as a way of amusing themselves and showing off their skill at mimetic versification. As such, deformity poems illustrate the everyday uses of verse in this culture: they were written...
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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 (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... engagement with a variety of eighteenth-century discourses, all invested, in varying ways, in the age's dominant historiographical trope celebrating extant commercial society as the apogee of social development. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Godwin St. Leon property historiography...