The chemist and the poet: Sir Humphry Davy and the preface to Lyrical Ballads

@article{Sharrock1962TheCA,
  title={The chemist and the poet: Sir Humphry Davy and the preface to Lyrical Ballads},
  author={R. Sharrock},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1962},
  volume={17},
  pages={57 - 76}
}
  • R. Sharrock
  • Published 1962
  • Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
It has long been known that Sir Humphry Davy, the greatest chemist of his age, became intimate during his stay in Bristol with Coleridge the poet-philosopher, and through him met and became friendly with Wordsworth, the greatest poet of the romantic epoch, (i) Davy had come to Bristol as an assistant to Thomas Beddoes in his Pneumatic Institution, an institute for exploring the use of gases in the treatment of disease. Though without any formal training in chemistry he was, at twenty-one years… Expand
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