eighteenth-century love



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  • The word was used to refer to eighteenth-century French, once-fired, tinglazed wares that were often decorated with hand painting.


  • One for you, me, Jackson, and the last to be hidden for the future just as the original Adam St. Charles decreed, he said, referring to the eighteenth-century ancestor who returned from a sea voyage to find his family destroyed by debt.

    Sweet Defiance

  • When John Adams explored the streets, he might have walked past men exposing their penises, the eighteenth-century transatlantic code for men seeking partners of the same sex.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In eighteenth-century Virginia, a first conviction for hog stealing brought twenty-five lashes; the second offense was punished by two hours in the pillory, nailed by the ears.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • If he was in a typical lower-class eighteenth-century American urban tavern, he would have seen white men and black men sitting together and drumming their fingers to the music on long wooden tables.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • This ended the massive eighteenth-century trend of self-divorce.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The prevalence of the self-divorce advertisements demonstrates, as Lyons puts it, that for many segments of eighteenth-century society, marriage did not have to be permanent.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • A planter in eighteenth-century Virginia frequently complained in his diary about the “poor work” of his slaves.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Whereas for most of the eighteenth-century copulation across the color line flourished largely unpunished, in the early national period, many women were arrested simply for having sex with men of another race.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Derived from the Hindi word chāmpo, a verbal form meaning “to knead” or “to press” as well as “the kneading” or “the pressing,” the English word shampooing described what struck seventeenth-and eighteenth-century Western observers as exotic bodily manipulations performed in the East.

    The English Is Coming!


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