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Subject: citations for researcher pafalafa-ga
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: harrisonpope-ga
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Posted: 08 Mar 2006 13:10 PST
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Question ID: 705070
For the researcher pafalafa-ga, 
     Do you have a full citation, either in the form of a URL or a 
citation to a printed volume, for the Elegiac Sonnet of Charlotte
Smith from 1788, a specific citation to the full "Pains of Memory"
poem, and the  description of the sudden madness of Lucasta?
Subject: Re: citations for researcher pafalafa-ga
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 08 Mar 2006 18:58 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for posting this follow up question.  The topic you
raised has turned out to be quite fascinating, and I hope we'll have
an opportunity to continue working on this in some fashion, some day.

As for the work I cited earlier, here are the references:

Invocation to fancy and forgetfulness--to chase away the Demon Memory
[excerpt from a longer poem, The Pains of Memory, by Robert Merry, Esq.]

printed in:  The Philadelphia Monthly Magazine; or, Universal
Repository of Knowledge.  June 1798, pg 335.

accessed via APS Online


The Charlotte Smith poem from 1788 is simply titled:  


and appears in the book:

The Poems Of Charlotte Smith. Stuart Curran (ed.) 
Year Published:  1993 

It was accessed via the LitFinder database.


The plight of poor Lucasta appeared in this authorless story:

Altamont: Or, The Vicissitudes of Fortune.  An Historical Tale.

which itself began on pg 94 of:

The Museum of agreeable entertainment. Being a choice collection of
novels, calculated to instruct and entertain the reader.
Publisher: John Harrison, NY

accessed from:  Archive of Americana: Early American Imprints, Series I


You might also find this excerpt of interest, regarding the
'apartments' of memory, some more easily accessible than others:

The Massachusetts Magazine; or, Monthly Museum...Jul 1792; 
page 439

accessed via APS Online

You can see the excerpt at:

by selecting the file:  memory compartments.jpg


Some other sources that discussed memory, often at length, but that
did not contain any examples of what today would be called repressed
memory included:

Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. St. Augustine?s confessions; or,
praises of God. In ten books. Newly translated into English from the
original Latin. [London], 1739. Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

Walker, Sayer. A treatise on nervous diseases; in which are introduced
some observations on the structure and functions of the nervous
system; and such an investigation of the symptoms and causes of these
diseases ... By Sayer Walker, ... London, 1796. Eighteenth Century
Collections Online.

Townsend, Joseph. A guide to health; being cautions and directions in
the treatment of diseases. Designed chiefly for the use of students.
By the Rev. Joseph Townsend, ... Third edition Vol. 2. London,
1795-96. 2 vols. Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

Rush, Benjamin. Medical inquiries and observations. By Benjamin Rush,
M.D. professor of the institutes of medicine, and of clinical practice
in the University of Pennsylvania. Volume I. Second American edition
Vol. 1. Philadelphia, M.DCC.XCIV. [1794]. 1 vols. Eighteenth Century
Collections Online

Royal Society (Great Britain). Medical essays and observations
relating to the practice of physic and surgery: abridg?d from the
Philosophical transactions, from their first publication ... The Latin
papers are English?d, some occasional remarks are made, and the whole
illustrated with necessary copper-plates. ... Vol. 1. London, 1745. 2
vols. Eighteenth Century Collections Online

The Edinburgh practice of physic and surgery; preceded by an abstract
of the theory of medicine, and the nosology of Dr. Cullen: and
including upwards of five hundred authentic formulae, ... London,
1800. Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Crichton, Alexander, Sir. An inquiry into the nature and origin of
mental derangement. Comprehending a concise system of the physiology
and pathology of the human mind. ... By Alexander Crichton, M.D. ...
Vol. 2. London, 1798. 2 vols. Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

God?s awful warnings to a giddy, careless, sinful world, exemplified
in a narrative of several warnings given by visions, strange signs,
and apparitions, which have been seen in the heavens, the earth, and
the water, remarkable accidents, and signal judgments, ... London,
1795. Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Royal Society (Great Britain). The philosophical transactions (from
the year 1719, to the year 1733) abridged, and disposed under general
heads. In two volumes. ... By Mr John Eames, ... and John Martyn, ...
Vol. 6. London, 1734. 6 vols. Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

Hope that's useful.  Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you on this.

harrisonpope-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $100.00
Thanks for your outstanding work!

Subject: Re: citations for researcher pafalafa-ga
From: myoarin-ga on 08 Mar 2006 18:17 PST
Dr. Pope,
I am sure that Pafalafa will respond.
Just today, I ran across an article about Maria Paradis, who was
apparently temporarily cured by Mesmer of traumatic blindness.  You
can find her on the web.

And then this nice quotation:

"Tis with our judgements as our watches: none
go just alike, yet each believes his own."
Alexander Pope.


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