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[In a notebook kept around the time that he worked on his safety lamp (circa 1815), the invention that would be praised for the countless lives it saved in British mines, Humphry Davy writes the following:
Those brilliant and poetical works in which enthusiasm takes place of reason, and in which...
[During the period of the composition of Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft read and reviewed a number of works of natural history for the Analytical Review.1 Examining the remit of these works, and Wollstonecraft’s response to them, it is possible to see Vindication as...
[Towards the end of Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft expresses her annoyance at the women who are taken in by the ‘fashionable deceptions’ of the animal magnetists (Works, V, 253).1 This instance of gullibility is dwelt upon because it particularly reveals the ‘folly which...
[This chapter considers a selection of texts, many written in the 1790s, which describe literary creation using metaphors of organic and biological creation. Some of these texts have been considered as themselves involved in the creation of what we now call Romanticism, and in some cases this...
[This chapter explores the poetry and the science of the chemist Hum phry Davy and his fascination with the sublime. In the work of Davy during and beyond the 1790s there is a special relationship between poetry and chemistry. When Coleridge asks ‘What is poetry?’ and ‘what is a poet?’ in his...
[Romantic writers’ engagement with science and medicine is complex, sophisticated, and at times critical and challenging. Scientific and medical ideas are accepted and appropriated for political purposes, a process which reveals that poets, novelists, and essay writers were fully alive to the...
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