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March 1736–March 1738: Algarotti: ‘This Youth (Delightful1 Vision of a day!)’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Lady Mary the publishing guerrilla was not the whole Lady Mary, any more than was Lady Mary the mother. The month Lord Perceval abandoned his hopes of her daughter was that of her first known letter ... More


March 1738–July 1739: Leaving: ‘O more than Madness!’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Spring 1738 brought renewed hopes of Algarotti. His book had been listed on the Papal Index, and its author was persona non grata in his own country. He borrowed money from his brother to take him to ... More


March 1741–October 1742: Turin and Elsewhere: ‘the present disturb'd state of Europe’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Algarotti had been at Turin since the end of January. Lady Mary got there on 16 March, having left her baggage at Genoa and traversed ‘very bad roads’. For two months Turin held them both; then they ... More


Scientific Seduction

Tita Chico

in The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Beginning with Bacon, natural philosophy texts frequently present scientific practice as an erotic quest, establishing a correspondence between sexual seduction and natural philosophical inquiry. ... More


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