English People in the Eighteenth Century

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ACTORS---social background of, 138; Dr. Johnson's opinion of, 140
Agriculture, improvements in, 203; developments in stockbreeding, 205
Aix-la-Chapelle, Peace of, 16
Ale Houses, 193
Alleghanies, 15
Allowance system, 247; reasons for, 248-9; results of, 250
Amusements in small towns, 130
Apothecaries, history of, 134; training of, 135
Apprentices, in Bedfordshire, 64; in eighteenth century, 184; as affected by Poor Law, 188; pauper, in cotton mills, 274
Architecture, standards of, 127
Arkwright, Richard, 214, 252-3, 269
Aristocracy, Ministers chosen from, 117 and the land, 120; in trade and industry, 119; as patrons of art, 121
Assemblies at Nottingham, 131; Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester, 258; A. Young at, 130
Attorney, social position of, 57, 133
Austen, Jane, on social distinctions, 57
Authors, growing number of, 137
BAKEWELL, Roger (stock-breeder), 205
Bankers, social position of, 55-6
Bannister, Charles (actor), 139
Barclay, Mrs. (actress), 140
Barresford, Mrs. (actress), 140
Baskerville, John, 224-5
Bath, 131
Bedfordshire, occupations in, 64
Birmingham, growing industries in, 145, 260; Blue-coat school in, 152; cellar dwellings in, 169; clothing and rent clubs in, 177; condition in early eighteenth century, 261; acquires an Assembly Room, 261; acquires a theatre, 262; poor architecture in, 262; new subscription library in, 263; Hutton's History of, 263; improvements in, 263
Bishops, political functions of, 95-6; straggles for translation by, 97; dangers of political opposition for, 98; of business, 100
Bishoprics, revenues of, 97
Blackpool, Catherine Hutton's opinion of, 133
Bleach works, 215
Boroughs, electorate in pocket, 71; control of pocket, 73-4' judicial powers of, 88
Boswell, James, 3, 81, 105, 118, 140
Boulton, Matthew (iron-master), 223, 229, 252, 255, 267-8
Braunt, William (merchant), 54
Briant, William (carpenter), household possessions of, 166
Brighton, 131
Bristol, economic activities in, 63, 258; House of Industry in, 153
Burke, Edmund, 74; on the Middlesex magistrates, 89; on theatres, 277
Burlington, Lord, 121, 126
CALICO printing, history of, 216-17; legislation against, 217; speculative nature of, 218; new inventions in, 218
Canada, 12, 15-17, 37
Cape Breton Island, 12, 17
Capital, accumulation of, 222
Carding machines, 213
Carriages owned by manufacturers, 264
Carter, Thomas (attorney), 141
Cave, Edward (journalist and farmer), 213
Cecil, William, Lord Burleigh, 19, 23, 53
Charity schools, supported by the middle class, 152; provide education for the poor, 161; importance of, 163
Charles I (of England), 23
Charles H (of England), 10, 70, 87
Charles II (of Spain), 10
Chesterfield, Lord, on Westminster school, 110; on the effects of the Grand Tour, 116; on pleasure and business, 117; on Lord Burlington, lilt


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