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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
...) included a scene in which a widowed woman novelist asks for the help of a senior East India official and is rudely rebuffed. Was Kelly writing about her real-life exchange with Hastings, and if so, what might she have been hoping to achieve? The essay attempts to answer these questions in a speculative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2013
...), Freeman’s eventual theft of the Widow Blackacre’s green bags and his proposal of marriage complicate and threaten the widow’s autonomy. The often-­maligned widow, whose obsession with lawsuits incurs the contempt of her peers and propels the play’s subplot, views marriage as debilitating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 53–68.
Published: 01 April 2002
... the so-called “widow” novel, Riccoboni can reverse the chronological order courtship—>marriage to marriage—>courtship or recast it as courtship—>marriage—>courtship. She thereby can explore the real- ity of the first arranged marriage and the potentiality of the new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., and finances across both sides of the Irish Sea. Others, like Sir John Per- ceval, one of the leaders of an unofficial Irish lobby at Westminster, Jane Bonnell, widow of an Irish accountant general, or Madam Catherine da Cunha, an Irish Catholic widow active at the Court of St. James, main- tained close...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
... Press 29 30 Eighteenth-Century Life of the literature Austen grew up reading. She spoofs Samuel Johnson’s maxims: Lady Williams, who is described as “a widow with a handsome Jointure & the remains of a very handsome face,” is not only “Benevolent & Candid...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 An Account of the Personal Estate, and of Monies arising out of the Real Estate, of Frances D'Arblay formerly of Bolton Street Piccadilly but late of Lower Grosvenor Street Grosvenor Square 1 Widow 2 who died on the sixth day of January...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., in whose household she appears from 1675.8 The queen’s household was mainly Cath- olic in a city that was often strongly anti-papist in sentiment. Her retinue always contained influential Irish figures, some of whom remained with the queen after the king’s death in 1685. After the widowed queen’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... secondhand.27 For authors such as Clara Reeve, whose School for Widows (1791) and Plans of Education (1792) present female educational communities as utopias, to open a simple country dame school is an enviable choice, one that leads to economic freedom and social respect.28 However, O’Keeffe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2000
... to Drams for consolation, from time immemorial,” while “widows tears” and the “Shreeks of desponding Matrons”4 are supposed to have greeted the passage of the Gin Act of 1736. The story of women and gin exists on two planes: for some it was an economic commodity to be sold with other goods...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
... of a young woman who had married for love against the wishes of her family, thus forfeiting her inheritance and provoking her father’s implacable enmity. Upon the death of her husband, she found herself a destitute widow, saddled with two infants. One lady recommends placing them in the Foundling...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., they can be a source of comfort in the face of personal loss. Indeed, they can be fed by the same humanitarian sympathy that gives rise to the condemnation of war. Orlando will eventually report this death to Fleming s widow (465), but Smith leaves readers to imagine this scene for themselves. Are we...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
... widow, Anne, bestows upon her a verisimilitude meant to remind the viewer of her “belatedness”: she is the sole survivor, having lost both husband and daughter. The monument puts her body and that sentiment at its visual center. The open folio and bent elbow, the last copying exactly that of the nearby...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., served as her brother Richard s financial agent, had a growing influence in the East India Company. Chapter 5 discusses the use of f inancial investments by single or widowed women to provide for their retirements. Women diversified their 1 2 2 Eighteenth-Century Life assets between company stocks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Richard Owen Cam - bridge, who was born in but who died a mere nine years later. It is unlikely that Burney ever met either of them. In fact, she mentions the second Richard Owen only once in a passing reference to his widow, Mary Edwards (d. “He told me, in con£dence, he was to carry back Mrs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and a friend and correspondent of Swift’s. She was the widow of Captain John Pratt (1670–1741), MP for Dingle (1713–14; 1715–27), notorious deputy vice-treasurer of the exchequer of Ireland, who had gone spectacularly insolvent in the mid 1720s following years of living beyond his means.27 It also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 92–114.
Published: 01 April 2009
... in the destruction of the most ambitious. There is a similar fatalism in a poem of the following year celebrating the Peace of Rijswick. 106 Eighteenth-Century Life John Philips includes “dispeopl’d Towns,” “Widows and Orphans,” and “Ravish’d Virgins” among the fruits of the war, ascribing these to “cruel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 120–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and the identity of his speakers” (145). What are we to make of a white ­English colonist in India writing a poem about widow-burning in the voice of an Indian woman? For Mulholland, “Anglo-Indian poetry demonstrates that the ventriloquism of native voices can be put to many different politi- cal ends...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... adaptation of Dryden’s Amphitryon. This remarkable turnaround in Mary Ann’s career was no piece of luck. Ear- lier that same year, as Peter Thomson has noted, Mary Ann had married one of Garrick’s closest allies, the well-­established, recently widowed actor Richard Yates (1706? – 96), thereby gaining...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... a wealthy King’s Lynn widow, Eliza- beth Allen, whom he had met on his ‹rst arrival there. In the early stages of his widowhood, according to Frances, Burney “ceased to follow up the intercourse [with Johnson] he had so enthusiastically begun” (Mem, In October their correspondence resumed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... Thompson, Edward (Capt). Nauticks; or, sailor's verses. In two volumes . n.p. Ann Thomas. Poems on various subjects, by Mrs. Ann Thomas of Millbork, Cornwall, an Officer's Widow of the Royal Navy . Printed and sold by M. Haydon and Son, Pike-Street; sold also by B. Law, Ave-Mary-Lane, London; R...