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Title The commerce of everyday life : selections from the Tatler and the Spectator / edited by Erin Mackie.

Imprint Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c1998.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  824.508 C736e 1998    ---  Available
Description xxi, 617 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series Bedford cultural editions
Bedford cultural editions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 612-616).
Contents Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background -- Chronology of the Lives and Times of Addison and Steele -- A Note on the Text -- 1. Periodical Papers and the Market of Public Opinion -- The Tatler -- Dedication to Mr. Maynwaring: Steele on the Purpose of the Paper -- No. 1: Steele on Coffeehouses and The Tatler -- No. 144: Steele as Isaac Bickerstaff, "Censor of Great Britain" -- No. 155: Addison on the Political Upholsterer Addicted to News -- No. 164: Steele on the Reception of the Paper -- No. 178: Steele on The Tatler as Antidote for News-Addiction -- No. 224: Addison on Advertisements -- No. 229: Addision on The Tatler's Imitators -- No. 271: The Last Tatler: Steele's Apology -- The Spectator -- No. 1: Addison Introduces the Character of Mr. Spectator -- No. 2: Steele Introduces the Club -- No. 10: Addison on the Popularity of the Papers -- No. 49: Steele on Coffeehouse Society -- No. 124: Addison on the Essay Form -- No. 262: Addison Declares The Spectator Is Not a Newspaper -- No. 367: Addison on the Benefits of the Paper -- No. 435: Addison on the Distinction between "Occasional" and "Immutable" Papers -- No. 452: Addison and Pope on the Popular Taste for News -- No. 542: Addison on Letters to The Spectator -- No. 568: Addison on the Political Misreading of The Spectator -- No. 625: Tickell on Thomas Quid-nunc -- Cultural Contexts -- Josiah Woodward, From an Account of the Societies for Reformation of Manners in England and Ireland -- Daniel Defoe, Mercure Scandale: or, Advice from the Scandalous Club (From Review Vol. 1, Nos. 2, 63, 53, and 57) -- A Lady That Knows Everything (From The Female Tatler Nos. 1 and 98) -- Richard Flecknoe, Character of a Common Newsmonger (From Seventy Eight Characters) -- Anonymous, The Character of a Coffee-House, with the Symptomes of a Town-Wit -- Edward Ward, A Visit to a Coffee-House (From The London Spy) -- John Gay, The Present State of Wit -- Richard Steele, Guarding the Public (From The Guardian Nos. 1, 98, and 114) --
2. Getting and Spending: Commerce, Finance, and Consumption -- The Tatler -- From No. 25: Steele on the Worthy Businessman versus the Mere "Cit" -- From No. 124: Steele on the Lottery -- From No. 203: Steele on the Lottery -- No. 249: Addison on the History of a Shilling -- The Spectator -- No. 3: Addison on the Bank of England and the Allegory of Lady Credit -- No. 11: Steele on Inkle and Yarico -- No. 21: Addison on the Social Status of Trade -- No. 55: Addison's Allegory of Luxury and Avarice -- No. 69: Addison on the Royal Exchange -- No. 82: Steel on Being in Debt -- No. 114: steele on Extravagance -- From No. 155: Steele on Women Proprietors of Coffeehouses and Shops -- No. 174: Steele on the Debate between Sir Roger de Coverly and Sir Andrew Freeport -- No. 218: Steele on Reputation and Credit -- No. 336.: Steele on a Shopkeeper's Complaint -- No. 442: Steele's Call for Papers on the Theme of "Money" and One Reply -- No. 450: Steele on the Moral Value of Money -- Cultural Contexts -- Nicholas Barbon, From A Discourse of Trade -- John Denham, From Coopers Hill -- Edward Ward, The Royal Exchange (From The London Spy) -- Alexander Pope, From Windsor-Forest -- Alexander Pope, From Epistle to Allen Lord Bathurst -- Daniel Defoe, On Credit (From Review Vol. 3, No. 5, and Vol. 7, No. 134) -- Daniel Defoe, On Trade (From The Complete English Tradesman) -- On Shopping (From The Female Tatler Nos. 9 and 67) -- Bernard Mandeville, "The Grumbling Hive" and "A Search into the Nature of Society" (From The Fable of the Bees) -- The Story of Inkle Yarrico -- 3. Fashioning Taste on the Culture Market -- The Tatler -- No. 12: Steele on the Barbaric State of "Publick Diversions" -- No. 62: Steele on Correct Taste Governed by the Principle "Simplex Munditiis" -- No. 99: Steele on Ladder-Dancers -- No. 108: Addison on a Contortionist Show -- No. 163: Addison on Ned Softly's Poem -- No. 165: Addison on Sir Timothy Tittle, Critic -- No. 225: Steele on Polite Conversation -- The Spectator -- No. 8: Addison on Letters-One from a Director of the Society for the Reformation of Manners; Another on the Masquerade -- No. 18: Addison on the History of the Italian Opera on th English Stage -- No. 31: Addison on a Project for an Opera -- No. 58: Addison on True and False Wit -- No. 63: Addison on True and False Wit -- No. 65: Steele on Etherege's Man of Made -- No. 85: Addison on Two Children in the Wood -- No. 105: Addison on the "Pedantry" of the " Meer Man of the Town" -- No. 175: Budgell on a Letter Calling for the Establishment of a Society for the Inspection of Modes and Fashions -- No. 226: Steele on Painting as a Tool for Moral Education -- No. 291: Addison on Criticism -- No. 409: Addison on Good Taste -- No. 411: Addison on the Pleasures of the Imagination -- No. 412: Addison on the Pleasures of the Imagination -- No. 414: Addison on the Pleasures of the Imagination -- No. 478: Steele's Proposal for a Sphinx-Shaped Museum of Fashion -- Cultural Contexts -- Jonathan Swift, From A Proposal for Correcting the English Tongue -- Jonathan Swift , Hints towards an Essay on Conversation -- Jonathan Swift, A Digression Concerning Critics (From A Tale of a Tub) -- Jonathan Swift, From "On Poetry: A Rapsody" -- On Poets (From The Female Tatler No. 45) -- Edward Ward, The Wit's Coffee-House (From The London Spy) -- Alexander Pope, From An Essay on Criticism -- Alexander Pope, From Peri Bathous: or, Martinus Scriblerus His Treatise of the Art of Sinking in Poetry -- 4. Fashioning Gender -- The Tatler -- No. 24: Addison (?) on the Pretty Fellow and the Toast of the Town -- No. 26: Steele on a Letter from a Pretty Fellow -- No. 25: Steele on Dueling -- No. 27: Steele on the Rake Defined -- No. 107: Steele on the Coquette -- No. 110: Addison and Steele on Bickerstaff's Court of Honor -- No. 116: Addison on the Hoop-skirt on Trial -- No. 151: Addison on Women's Weakness for Dress -- No. 166: Steele on Tom Modely -- The Spectator -- No. 15: Addison on Women Taken In by Shows and Appearances -- No. 16: Addison on Dress Reform -- No. 41: Steele on the Modern "Pict" Exposed -- No. 66: Steele on Female Education -- No. 73: Addison on Female "Idols" -- No. 81: Addison on Party Patches -- No. 119: Addison on Different Manners in Country and City -- No. 128: Addison on Successful Marriage -- No. 154: Steele on the Reformed Rake-Manque -- No. 156: Steele on the Woman's Man -- No. 187: Steele on Female Jilts -- No. 275: Addison on the Dissection of a Beau's Brain -- No. 281: Addison on the Dissection of a Coquette's Heart -- No. 302: Hughes on Emilia, the Picture of the Good Woman -- No. 435: Addison against Female Equestrian Costume -- No. 467: On Manilius, the Character of a Good Man [no attribution] -- Cultural Contexts -- Edward Ward, "The Beau's Club" and "The Mollies' Club" (From The Secret History of the London Clubs) -- Edward Ward, Character of a Beau (From The London Spy) -- Benard Mandeville, The Vanity of Men and Women (From The Fable of the Bees) -- Masculine Women, Beaux, and Prudes (From The Female Tatler Nos. 8, 34, and 71) -- Alexander Pope, Epistle to a Lady -- Jonathan Swift, "The Progress of Beauty" and "A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed -- Mary Evelyn, From Mundus Muliebris: or, The Ladies Dressing-Room Unlock'd and The Fop-Dictionary -- Mundus Foppenis (The World of Foppery)
Summary This volume offers a selection of essays from The Tatler and The Spectator (1709-1714), together with documents that have been carefully chosen to put these periodical papers into the social and historical contexts of Joseph Addison's and Richard Steele's eighteenth century. Including excerpts from other periodicals such as The Guardian, The London Spy, and The Female Tatler, advertisements from The Tatler and The Spectator, and selections by Defoe, Ward, Flecknoe, Gay, Mandeville, Pope, and Swift, the documents focus special attention on the market of public opinion, commerce and finance, fashioning taste, and fashioning gender.
Subject English essays -- 18th century.
England -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Sources.
Tatler (London, England : 1709)
Spectator (London, England : 1711)
Added Author Mackie, Erin Skye, 1959-
Added Title Tatler (London, England : 1709)
Spectator (London, England : 1711)
ISBN 0312115970 (paperback)
9780312115975 (paperback)
0312163711 (hardcover)
9780312163716 (hardcover)

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