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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... rebels who usurp, but ultimately cannot control, the authoritative word. Exquemelin also examines language produced by officials of empire, such as Spanish priests, English governors, and state sovereigns. Drawing parallels between their deceptive language and that of the buccaneers, Exquemelin indicates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
...James A. Winn The essays printed here all make the case for historical criticism in reasonable and persuasive terms. Professor Weinbrot's paper shows how recovering the meaning that classical allusions, formal word order, and particular loaded phrases had for their original audiences makes us...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... was much more inclusive than previously thought. The article also contends that his antiquarian approach to life-writing in the Memoirs offers a unique perspective on women’s contributions to book history, specifically suggesting that his appreciation for “artefacts of the written word” results in a text...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., the likeness of the artist who faces the crowd and sketches the scene captured in Vauxhall Gardens , in other words, Rowlandson himself. An endless of hall of mirrors in which we can gaze at ourselves gazing at others gazing at us, Rowlandson's Vauxhall Gardens is indeed a print with many lives. Copyright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 162–187.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to metaphorical and euphemistic language so as to avoid “rank words,” was nevertheless easily covered by the rationale offered in R v. Curll (1727), but his case was never brought to trial. Some have thought that this circumstance is mysterious and requires explanation; however, obscene works were rarely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... words, these vignettes may have conveyed mnemonically a prior reading experience of The Faerie Queene or have stimulated recall of other engagements with the moments represented. Understanding Stothard’s illustrations as iconic interventions in the reception history of Spenser’s work that, by being...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... valuable body of our arts.” Specimens collected and collated with the text anchor, document, and illustrate the words on the page. As a result, an identical multiple in a print run was turned into a unique object. Through the art of extraillustration, the extra-illustrator Richard Bull “erected for himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and other Learned Men, and Famous Divines, . . . Together with the Livelie Effigies of most of the Eminentest of them cut in Copper. The term “effigy” is a Janus word, meaning both a representation of a specific deceased individual as a celebratory memorial marker, and as a hated figure intended...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
... moved away from Italian opera and toward English oratorio. While Fielding was critical of the former, the latter genre aligned with his aesthetic ideal, which favored word‐centric music performed in English with a minimum of “Tinsel, or . . . Ostentation.” Indeed, it is arguable that in his ballad‐opera...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
... headings. These lines, which functioned as inscriptional marks that required graphic literacy to use, help broaden the conception of manuscript (“written by hand”) to include media other than words formed on a page. John Locke's index‐based system for designing commonplace books, devised in A New Method...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 September 2020
...-8718666 Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 7 5 Con icted Representations: Language, Lexicography, and Johnson s Langscape of War Lynda Mugglestone University of Oxford A war word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary (henceforth, OED) is a distinctively twentieth- century phenomenon.1 When...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of it in books, Johnson aŸrms, war is told in a clutch of nouns, not even a sentence: a . . . game, a proclamation, an army, a battle, and a triumph. What time or tense gov- erns such telling? For Lynda Mugglestone, Johnson s Dictionary itself tells of war through a collection of discrete words, mostly nouns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and occasional doodling in the form of sketches, arithmetical calculations, lists of rhyme words, and, on one leaf, practice signatures. Other leaves contain fair or almost-fair copies of verses. Many of the leaves contain draft stanzas of the rather derivative love-lyric later published as “Written at Sea...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jessica Maier Minor Heather Hyde . Piranesi’s Lost Words ( University Park : Pennsylvania State Univ. , 2015 ). Pp. xiv + 248 . 130 ills. $79.95 Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Review Essay Piranesi’s Fragmentary Eloquence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 76–96.
Published: 01 September 2005
... “the gothic” or “the Gothic” is any more than we might agree on precisely what we mean by “the sublime,” we presume that the lack of precision in such terms does not invalidate them. After all, our use of the term gothic is not entirely arbi- trary, since we fi nd that word used in the texts of the late...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of note, either out of pure respect for sacred things or because they indicate a sort of tolerance that is alien and opposed to Catholicism” (fol. 145r). In other words, García’s objections fall under two categories: Pope’s sacrilegiousness and his tolerance. He...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2013
... words “Paradise . . . may be said to be twice lost.” 1 Recourse to the slender (he says nonexistent) manuscript evidence is of no avail against such machinations, and the “truest and correctest” text can be restored only through the brilliance of conjectural emendations. When these are con- fined...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., and are desirous to learne what belongs to a Seaman.” 15 This version does not provide definitions of sea terms per se, but lists of associated words for ship parts and maneuvers, for example. Near the end of the text, Smith describes some terms of navigation and advises his reader to “get some of those bookes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
... and back- sliding, until, finally, she experienced the “New Birth” at a meeting where she heard the following words sung in a hymn: “Jesus come thou serpent bruser: / Bruse his head womans seed: / Cast down the accuser.” She goes on to write, “I felt such a power and love of god in my soul that I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 78–97.
Published: 01 September 2002
... as any one in them.”2 The woman used much more than words to con- vey her message. Indeed, her control over gestures, facial expressions, and even the tooth she used to cut the surface of her skin functioned as a metonymy for her control over the meaning she strove...