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:
ELEGIAC SONNET: 40
and appears in the book:
The Poems Of Charlotte Smith. Stuart Curran (ed.)
Year Published: 1993
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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:
ESSAY on IMAGINATION and MEMORY.
The Massachusetts Magazine; or, Monthly Museum...Jul 1792;
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
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
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. . 1 vols. Eighteenth Century
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.