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       This Long Pursuit, p.31

           Richard Holmes
 

  Bloom, Harold, 310

  Blücher, Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von, 275

  Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 9, 30

  Bogue, David, 314

  Bolívar, Simón, 231

  Book of Job: illustrated by Blake, 311, 316, 325

  Boswell, James: as biographer, 47; and Zélide (Isabelle de Tuylle), 140, 142, 144, 147; visits Rousseau, 164; Life of Johnson, 52, 54–5, 57, 65–6

  Bougainville, Antoine de, 29

  Boyle, Robert, 114, 125

  brain (human), 79–80, 89–91

  Brawne, Fanny: letters to Keats, 221; Andrew Motion invokes, 225; love affair with Keats, 226–7, 233–5; on Keats’s power to attract, 228; Keats’s letters to, 236; moves to Hampstead Heath, 239; flirts with Charles Brown, 240; later marriage, 240; mourns Keats, 240

  Brent, Charlotte, 102, 107

  Brewster, Sir David, 201–2, 311; Life, Writings and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, 58

  Bright Star (Jane Campion; film), 226

  Bristol Pneumatic Institute, 15

  British Association for the Advancement of Science, 23

  Bronowski, Jacob, 309

  Brontë, Charlotte, 55, 57; Villette, 57

  Brontë sisters, 116

  Brown, Carlino (Charles’s son), 241

  Brown, Charles Armitage: friendship with Keats, 224, 226–7, 230–1, 237–9; character and background, 237; fails to write Keats’s biography, 240; later life, 240; Narensky (comic opera), 237; Otho the Great (play, with Keats), 239

  Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 60, 167, 212

  Browning, Robert, 212, 331

  Bruder, Helen, 310

  Buchan, John: The Thirty-Nine Steps, 90

  Buck, Linda, 89

  Buckley, Arabella, 208

  Burke, Edmund: ‘A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful’, 24

  Burney, Fanny, 116, 149, 157, 185, 266; The Wanderer, 185

  Burns, Robert, 232

  Burrows, Johnnie (Anne Gilchrist’s brother), 322

  Butts, Thomas, 328, 330–1, 334

  Byatt, A.S.: Possession, 59

  Byerley, Katharine, 296

  Byron, Anne Isabelle, Lady, 116, 208

  Byron, George Gordon, 6th Baron: and science, 23, 27, 36; on Newton’s apple, 26–7; biographies of, 57; Thomas Moore on, 57; view of Mme de Staël, 155, 165–6; posthumous fame, 222; death at Missolonghi, 246; and Shelley’s death, 248; sailing with Shelley, 250; effect on Shelley, 253; finances Leigh Hunt, 254; in Mary Shelley’s writings, 256; style, 269; meets Lady Blessington, 277; and Lawrence portrait of Charles Lambton, 278; on Coleridge, 286; Don Juan, 36; ‘Sonnet to Lake Leman’, 166; ‘Vision of Judgement’, 254

  Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 253

  Calne, Wiltshire, 11

  Campbell, Clarissa: Wollstonecraft’s Daughters, 192

  Campion, Jane, 226–7

  Canning, George: Lawrence portrait of, 276; ‘The Vision of Liberty’ (satirical poem), 184

  Carlyle, Jane Welsh, 315

  Carlyle, Thomas: and Gilchrist, 314–15, 321, 335; praises Gilchrist’s Blake, 331; Anne Gilchrist plans life of, 338; Life of Frederick the Great, 315

  Caro, Robert: Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power, 64–5

  Caroline, Queen of George IV, 272

  Cavalier, Jean, 76

  Cavendish, Sir Charles, 118, 120–1

  Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle (née Lucas): burial in Westminster Abbey, 13, 216; background, 116–17; soubriquet (‘Mad Madge’), 116, 132; marriage, 117–20; character, 118, 131; letters, 118–20; dress, 120–1, 125–6, 132; in Holland, 121; attends Royal Society meetings, 125–7; satirises Royal Society, 127–8, 130; on Nature, 129–30; notoriety, 207; opposes vivisection, 210; The Blazing World, 127–9; ‘The Hunting of the Hare’, 129–30; The Life of William Cavendish, 131; Observations on Experimental Philosophy, 131; Philosophical Letters, 129; Playes, 129; Poems and Fancies, 121–5, 127, 129; A True Relation of my Birth, Breeding and Life, 131

  Cévennes, France, 6–7, 73–5

  Chalmers, Alexander, 185

  Chantrey, Sir Francis, 207–8, 216

  Charles, Archduke of Austria, 275

  Charles, Jacques-Alexandre, 97

  Charlotte, Queen of George III, 268

  Charlotte Dundas (steamship), 28

  Charrière, Charles de, 141, 144, 147, 149

  Charrière, Isabelle de see Tuyll, Isabelle de

  Chastenay, Madame de, 160

  chemistry, 29

  Chevalier, Tracy, 310

  Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain (anthology), 308

  chronometer, 27

  Civil War (English), 117

  Clapton, Eric, 167

  Clarke, Charles Cowden, 224

  Clarke, Marisse, 77–8; Wash Day and Bath Night (dissertation), 78

  Clerk Maxwell, James, 201, 206

  Coburn, Kathleen, 285

  Coleridge, Hartley, 8, 298

  Coleridge, Samuel Taylor: biography, 7; notebooks, 8, 297; travels, 9–10, 13, 30; in Malta, 10, 293; moon- and sun-worship, 10; opium addiction, 11, 14, 102, 283, 289, 293, 296; friendship with Davy, 13, 15–16, 21, 290, 293–4, 303; infatuation with Sara Hutchinson, 13–15; experiments with Humphry Davy, 15–16; and science, 21, 23–4, 105, 290, 303; on biography, 52; on memory, Associationism and forgetfulness, 81–4, 86, 92–3; balloon flight, 99–107; Poe admires, 100–1; Allston portrait (1814), 102–3; quarrel with Wordsworth, 103; and Mary Robinson, 193; Keats meets, 225, 230; lectures at Royal Institution, 281–5, 294–7, 300–4; walking, 281; poetic principles, 286–7; portrait (1799), 286; studies in Germany, 287–8; attends Davy’s Royal Institution lectures, 291–2; on Imagination, 293, 297–300; aesthetic theory, 297–8; on Education, 300–1; career as public lecturer, 302; reads Blake in manuscript, 310; The Ancient Mariner, 9, 100, 286, 301; ‘An Angel Visitant’, 15; Biographia Literaria, 11, 83, 86, 105, 164, 299–300, 302; ‘Dejection: an Ode’, 13; ‘The Eolian Harp’, 295; ‘Frost at Midnight’, 11, 82–3, 286; ‘Kubla Khan’, 8, 12, 15, 93, 99, 103, 226, 286, 289, 293; Lyrical Ballads (with Wordsworth), 190; Notebooks, 82; ‘Religious Musings’, 81–2; Shakespeare Criticism, 302; ‘Sonnet to the River Otter’, 11; The Theory of Life, 302; ‘To a Young Ass’, 286; ‘A Tombless Epitaph’, 12

  ‘Coleridge Among the Scientists’ (RH; lecture), 21

  consciousness (human), 79–80

  Constable, John, 106

  Constant, Benjamin: relations with Madame de Staël, 141, 156, 161–2, 167; relations with Zélide, 141–4, 146, 151; Geoffrey Scott identifies with, 147; on Mme de Staël’s Corinne, 162; Adolphe, 141, 145, 165; Cahier Rouge, 161

  Cook, Captain James, 22, 29, 37

  ‘Corinna, Corinna’ (blues song), 167

  Cornwall, Barry, 234

  cosmology: developments, 28, 41–2; Shelley on, 39; see also Herschel, William

  Cottle, Joseph, 286

  Courier (newspaper), 246

  Cox, Jane, 234

  Creation myth, 43

  Creationism, 215

  Crick, Francis: The Astonishing Hypothesis, 79

  Croker, Rosamund, 276

  Cromek, Robert Hartley, 334

  Cunningham, Alan: Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, 311

  Curie, Marie, 114

  Cusk, Rachel: Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation, 192

  Cutting, Lady Sybil (later Scott), 145–7

  Cuvier, Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron, 22

  Dalton, John, 29

  Dante Alighieri: Inferno, 311

  Darwin, Charles, 21–2, 31, 214–15, 303; On the Origin of Species, 200, 323

  Darwin, Erasmus, 23, 28, 42, 288, 302

  Davy, Sir Humphry: relations with Coleridge, 13, 15–16, 21, 294, 303; as scientist, 23; and early anaesthesia, 29, 32, 289; Mayhew on, 33; as subject of biography, 35; influence on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 43; and Associationism, 84; painted by Thomas Lawrence, 267; statu
s and fame, 267; lectures and demonstrates at Royal Institution, 281, 291–2, 297; invites Coleridge to lecture, 283, 285, 293, 295, 302–4; influenced by German Romantic science, 288; poetry, 290, 295; delivers Second Bakerian Lecture at Royal Society, 293–4; writes to Coleridge on imagination, 293; calorific experiments, 298; Salmonia, or Days of Fly-Fishing, 84

  Dawkins, Richard, 39; Unweaving the Rainbow, 225

  Defoe, Daniel: on Jack Sheppard, 52; fictional women, 186

  de Morgan, August, 116

  Denman, Maria, 317

  De Quincey, Thomas, 296–7

  Descartes, René, 121

  Devonshire, Georgiana Duchess of, 266, 272

  Dickens, Charles: and Ellen Ternan, 58; The Mudfog Papers, 199

  Digby, Sir Kenelm, 68, 120

  Domenichino: Cumaean Sybil (painting), 159

  Don Juan (boat), 246, 250–3, 257

  Dowden, Edward: life of Shelley, 59

  Dr Johnson & Mr Savage (RH), 60

  dreams, 80

  Dryden, John, 50

  Dylan, Bob, 167

  East Anglia, University of, 61

  Eclectic Review, 313

  Edel, Leon: Writing Lives: Principia Biographica, 54

  Edgeworth, Maria, 205; Belinda, 185

  Edinburgh Review, 202, 205

  education: Coleridge on, 300–1

  Eliot, George, 116, 162, 192; The Mill on the Floss, 203–4

  Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 163

  Endeavour, HMS, 30

  Erdmann, David: Prophet Against Empire, 310

  Etty, William, 313–14, 318

  European Magazine, 180

  Evans, Mary Ann see Eliot, George

  Evelyn, John, 114, 126

  evolution theory: Mary Somerville accepts, 214–15; Coleridge on, 302

  exploration (geographic), 29–30

  Fairfax, Vice-Admiral William, 203

  Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air (RH), 99

  Faraday, Michael, 23, 201, 205, 207

  Farington, Joseph, 270, 273

  Farren, Elizabeth, 269

  Felix Farley’s Bristol Journal, 102

  Felpham, Sussex, 317, 329, 337

  Fenwick, Elizabeth, 173–4

  Ferry, Georgina, 115

  Fichte, Johann Gottlieb, 164

  Finch, Francis Oliver, 317

  fish: and memory, 84

  Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 225

  Flaxman, John, 318, 331, 335

  Footsteps (RH), 5–6

  Ford, E. Onslow, 248

  forgetting, 73, 75, 80, 85–6, 91–3

  Forster, Johann and Georg, 29

  Forster, John: life of Dickens, 58; popular biographies, 318; Oliver Goldsmith, 314

  Fournier, Louis: The Cremation of Shelley (painting), 248

  Frankenstein, Victor (fictional figure), 21–2

  Franklin, Sir John, 30, 206

  French Revolution: Thomas Lawrence and, 269

  Friend, The (journal), 52, 303

  Froude, James Anthony: Life of Thomas Carlyle, 56, 337

  Fry, Elizabeth, 192

  Frye, Northrop: Fearful Symmetry, 308, 310

  Fuller, Margaret, 163, 192

  Funnell, Peter, 265

  Fuseli, Henry, 176, 178–9, 188, 335

  Gardon, river (France; les Gardons), 73–4, 76–7

  Gaskell, Elizabeth, 318; Charlotte Brontë, 55, 57, 315

  Gassendi, Pierre, 120, 122

  Gautier, Théophile, 277

  Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis, 205–6

  Gélieu, Isabelle de, 149

  General Biographical Dictionary, The, 185

  Genesis, Book of, 43

  Gentleman’s Magazine, 171

  George III, King, 267

  George IV, King (earlier Prince Regent), 274–5

  Germany: intellectual influence on Coleridge, 287–8

  Gigante, Denise: The Keats Brothers, 228

  Gilchrist, Alexander: researches and writes on Blake, 310, 312–18, 320, 326, 328, 330–1, 334–5, 339; ill health, 319; death, 321; quality of writing, 332–3; Life of Blake, 318, 330

  Gilchrist, Anne (née Burrows; Alexander’s wife): marriage and children, 314, 319; walks with Alexander, 315; collects Blake watercolours, 317; acts as Alexander’s amanuensis, 319–20; background and career, 321–3; and Alexander’s death, 323–4; writings, 323, 338; completes and edits Alexander’s life of Blake, 324–31, 334, 336–9; in America writing on Whitman, 336; revises Blake biography, 336; cancer and death, 338; death of daughter Beatrice, 338; writes Blake entry for Dictionary of National Biography, 338; ‘Lost in the Woods’ (children’s story), 322

  Gilchrist, Beatrice (Alexander’s daughter), 320–1; death, 338

  Gillray, James, 182

  Ginsberg, Allen, 308

  Gittings, Robert, 227, 232–4, 236–7

  Godet, Philippe: Madame de Charrière et ses Amis, 142–3, 146, 151

  Godwin, William: writes life of Mary Wollstonecraft, 52, 55, 62–4, 175–82, 186–91; devastated by Mary’s death, 173; views and beliefs, 173; edits Mary’s Posthumous Works, 175, 182; attacked and criticised, 182–4, 186; first meets Mary, 188; biography of, 194; death, 195; Thomas Lawrence drawing of, 268–9; criticises Humphry Davy’s scientific work, 290–1; Caleb Williams, 173; An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, 173, 176; Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Women, 52, 55, 62–4, 179–80, 183, 186, 190, 196

  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 30, 253; Faust, 9, 255; The Sorrows of Young Werther, 53, 178, 187

  Gooden, Angelica, 167

  Gordon, Lyndall, 62

  Gosse, Sir Edmund: Father and Son, 59

  Göttingen, Germany, 9

  Graham, Mrs (earth scientist), 206

  Graham, Sheilah: College of One, 225

  Grahame, Kenneth: The Wind in the Willows, 89

  gravity, 200

  Gray, Francine du Plessix, 167

  Greek War of Independence, 254

  Green, Charles, 100, 102

  Green, Joseph Henry, 303

  Greenfield, Susan: The Human Brain: A Guided Tour, 89, 91, 92

  Greer, Germaine, 310; The Boy, 248

  Greig, Samuel, 204

  Greig, Woronzow (Mary Somerville’s son), 204–5, 210, 213

  Greta Hall, Keswick, 13–14

  Guiccioli, Countess Teresa, 163, 277

  Gunn, Thom: ‘Keats at Highgate’, 225

  Halley, Edmund, 114

  Hambling, Maggi, 115

  Hamilton, Emma, Lady, 53

  Hamilton, Ian: Keepers of the Flame, 59

  Hamilton, Mary, 267–8

  Hardy, Henriette l’, 149

  Hardy, Thomas: Two on a Tower, 34

  Harrison, Thomas, 27

  Hartley, David: Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty and His Expectations, 79–82, 89, 91, 93

  Harvey, William, 128

  Hawkins, Frances, 276

  Haydn, Joseph, 38, 41–2; The Creation (oratorio), 40–1, 43

  Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 231, 264

  Hayley, William, 329, 336

  Hays, Mary, 172, 183–4; Dictionary of Female Biography, 184

  Hazlitt, William: on Coleridge’s ballooning, 101; on Godwin, 186; and Keats, 231; writing for Leigh Hunt, 254; on Lawrence’s portrait of Prince Regent, 275; ‘My First Acquaintance with Poets’, 255; The Spirit of the Age, 57

  Héger, Constantin, 57

  Heine, Heinrich, 159

  Hemans, Felicia, 163

  Henrietta-Maria, Queen of Charles I, 117, 120–1

  Henry, Joseph, 202, 206

  Hermenches, Chevalier Constant d’: Zélide’s correspondence with, 135–9, 143; Geoffrey Scott identifies with, 147

  Herold, J. Christopher: Mistress to an Age, 160–1

  Herschel, Caroline: and science, 16, 23, 35, 37–8, 41–2; astronomical discoveries, 113, 210; scientific writings, 114–15; made Honorary Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society, 115

  Herschel, Sir John, 211; A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natu
ral Philosophy, 29

  Herschel, William: cosmological studies and discoveries, 23, 28, 32, 35, 37–43; and sister Caroline, 114; letter to Whewell on need for science books, 199; and Mary Somerville, 205–7

  Historical Magazine, 180

  Hitchcock, Alfred, 90

  Hitler, Adolf, 57

  Hobbes, Thomas, 79, 120

  Hodgkin, Dorothy, 115

  Hogg, Thomas Jefferson: life of Shelley, 59

  Holcroft, Thomas, 173, 268–9

  Holmes, Richard: in France, 6–7, 73–6; lectures at Royal Society, 35; teaches biographical studies, 48–9, 61–9; goes ballooning, 97–8; lectures at Harvard, 103; in Rome, 221; on Shelley’s drowning, 245; lectures on Romantic lecturing, 281

  Holroyd, Michael, 47, 56

  Hooke, Robert, 114, 125; Micrographia, 128

  Hoppner, John, 274

  Horace (Horatius Flaccus), 48

  Howard, Luke: On the Moderation of Clouds, 106

  Hugues, M. (farmer), 65

  Humboldt, Alexander von, 30, 202, 206, 210; Cosmos, 210; Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, 30–1

  Hume, David: Treatise on Human Nature, 79

  Hunt, James Leigh, 224, 231, 240, 251, 254, 258

  Hutchinson, Sara (‘Asra’): in Coleridge’s Notebook, 8, 82; Coleridge’s love for, 13–15, 103; Coleridge’s poem to, 13

  Hutton, James, 43

  Huxley, Thomas Henry, 115

  Huygens, Constantijn, 121

  Hypatia of Alexandria, 113

  imagination: Coleridge and, 293, 297–300

  Imlay, Fanny (Mary Wollstonecraft’s daughter), 175, 188

  Imlay, Gilbert, 63, 175–6, 178, 181, 188, 193

  Jacobs, Diane, 62

  Jasinski, Béatrice, 158

  Jefferson, Thomas, 156

  Jeffries, John, 43, 97

  Jerningham, Edward, 284, 296–7

  Job see Book of Job

  Johnson, Joseph, 63, 174–5, 178–9, 181, 183–4, 188

  Johnson, Robert, 167

  Johnson, Samuel: Boswell’s life of, 52; biographical writings, 57; lives of, 57; on stage illusion, 298; Life of Mr. Richard Savage, 52, 65; Lives of the Poets, 55; ‘On Biography’, 51

  Jones, Isabella, 234–5

  Jones, Louisa, 175

  Juniper Hall, Surrey, 157

  Kant, Immanuel, 164

  Keats, Frances (John’s mother), 227

  Keats, George (John’s brother), 228–30

  Keats, John: and science, 23, 38, 39; death in Rome, 221–2, 246; posthumous resonance and influence, 222–6, 241; imaginative powers, 223–4; friendship with Charles Brown, 224, 226–7, 230–1, 237–9; meets Coleridge, 225, 230; love affair with Fanny Brawne, 226–7, 233–5; biographies, 227–30, 237, 241; on brother George, 229; black eye playing cricket, 230; career, 231; circle of friends, 231; tour of Scottish Highlands, 231–2; and brother Tom’s death, 232; tuberculosis, 233, 239; and women, 233–5; letters to Fanny Brawne, 236; described by Charles Brown, 238; on ‘Negative Capability’, 299; ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’, 236, 229; ‘Bright Star’, 234, 235; ‘The Day is Gone’, 235; Endymion, 236, 231; ‘The Eve of St Agnes’, 226, 234, 237; ‘The Eve of St Mark’, 234; Hyperion, 230, 232, 236; ‘The Jealousies, or the Cap and Bells’, 233; Lamia, 235; ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, 224; ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer’, 39–40; Otho the Great (play, with Brown), 239; Poems (1817), 231; ‘To Autumn’, 223, 226; ‘To Psyche’, 230

 

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