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       This Long Pursuit, p.32

           Richard Holmes
 

  Keats, Tom (John’s brother), 232, 234, 238–9

  Kemble, Fanny, 272

  Kingsborough family, 179, 184

  Kipling, Rudyard: Something of Myself, 89; ‘Wireless’ (story), 225

  ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ (RH; lecture), 103

  Korsakoff’s syndrome, 91

  Kuhn, Thomas, 208

  Lamb, Charles, 231, 310

  Lamb, Mary, 192, 338

  Lambton, Charles William, 264, 277

  Lamorisse, Albert, 98

  Lancaster, Joseph, 285, 300–1

  Landor, Walter Savage, 240

  Laplace, Pierre-Simon, Marquis de, 22, 28, 42–3; Méchanique Céleste (trans. by Mary Somerville as The Mechanism of the Heavens), 205; Exposition du Système du Monde, 42

  Lardner, Dionysus, 208

  Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 22

  Lawrence, Sir Thomas: exhibition (National Gallery 2010), 263; reputation, 263–5, 277–8; background and career, 265–7; style, 267–70, 275; modest lifestyle and character, 270–1; romantic attachments, 272–3; finances and generosity, 273; as official court painter, 274–5; elected President of Royal Academy, 275; knighted, 275; official portraits of record, 276–8; exhibits in Paris, 277; portraits of children, 277; death, 278; Charles William Lambton (The Red Boy; painting), 264, 277–8; Laura Anne and Emily Calmady (painting), 277; ‘On Being Left Alone after Dinner’ (poem), 271; Satan as a Fallen Angel (drawing), 272; Satan Summoning his Legions (abandoned painting), 271

  Lawrence, William, 23

  Leavis, F.R., 278

  Lee, Hermione: Body Parts, 245; Virginia Woolf, 65–6

  Leigh, Mike, 216

  Lenclos, Ninon de (Anne de Lenclos), 138, 149

  Leonardo da Vinci: Codex Atlanticus, 92

  Lewes, G.H.: Goethe, 315

  Lexell, Anders Johan, 40

  Liberal, The (journal), 254–5

  Linnell, John, 317, 327–8, 331, 335

  Lovelace, Augusta Ada, Countess (née Byron), 116, 208–9; Sketch of the Analytical Engine invented by Charles Babbage Esq, 209

  Lucas, Charles, 117

  Lunar Society, 42

  Lyell, Sir Charles, 23, 31, 115

  McEwan, Ian: Enduring Love, 225–6

  Macmillan (publishers): and Gilchrist’s life of Blake, 318–21, 324, 327, 334, 336

  Malkin, Benjamin Heath, 331

  Malta, 10, 293

  Mariano, Nicky, 145–6

  Martin, Jonathan, 312

  Martineau, Harriet, 116; Autobiography, 186

  Marx, Groucho, 91

  Maskelyne, Nevil, 113

  Masters, Alexander, 47; Stuart: A Life Backwards, 65

  Maugham, William Somerset, 47

  Maurois, André: Ariel, 151; Mape: The World of Illusion, 272

  Mayhew, Henry: The Wonders of Science, 33

  Meade, Lady Selina, 276

  Méchain, Pierre, 113

  Mechanics’ Magazine, 202

  memory: goddess of (Mnemosyne), 73; RH’s, 73, 75; academic enquiry into, 77; Hartley on association and, 79–82; Coleridge on, 81–2; and Associationism, 83–4; and human brain, 90–1; long-term, 92

  memory boxes, 77–8, 82

  Meredith, George, 325

  Merivel, Sir Robert, 126, 343

  Mersenne, Martin, 120

  Messier, Charles, 40

  Metternich, Prince Clemens Lothar Wenzel, 275

  Mill, John Stuart: opposes vivisection, 210; and Shelley, 256; The Subjection of Women, 192

  Millais, John Everett: The Eve of St Agnes (painting), 24–5

  Miller, Lucasta: The Brontë Myth, 59

  Milton, John: Paradise Lost, 40, 53, 272, 302

  Mitchell, Joni, 167

  Mitchell, Maria, 210–13

  Mitford, Nancy, 57

  Monarchon, Henriette, 149

  Monthly Magazine, 181, 311

  Monthly Mirror (magazine), 172

  Moore, Thomas, 57

  Morgan, Charles and Mary, 102

  Mortimer, Raymond, 151

  Motion, Andrew: poetry, 227; in Rome, 237; The Invention of Dr Cake, 225, 227, 233–4, 236; Wainewright the Poisoner, 60

  Mountstuart, Lord, 270

  Mr Turner (Mike Leigh; film), 216

  Murdoch, Iris, 191

  Murray, John (publisher), 164, 199–200, 205, 208, 213

  Nadar, Félix, 99

  Napoleon I (Bonaparte), Emperor of the French, 57, 155, 157, 164

  nature: in German thought, 287, 294

  Necker, Jacques, 159

  Nelson, Admiral Horatio, Viscount, 53

  Nelson, Willie, 167

  New York Sun (newspaper), 99–100

  Newcastle, Margaret, Duchess of see Cavendish, Margaret

  Newcastle, William Cavendish, 1st Duke (earlier Marquis) of, 117–20, 131

  Newton, Sir Isaac, 21–2, 24–7, 58, 104, 114, 224, 309

  Nicolson, Harold: on Scott’s life of Zélide, 151; The Development of English Biography, 54; Some People, 151

  Nicolson, Nigel: Portrait of a Marriage, 191

  nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’), 15, 29, 288

  Norman, Sylva: The Flight of the Skylark, 59

  North, Roger, 50

  North, Thomas, 50

  O’Donohue, Abigail (Charles Brown’s wife), 140

  Oken, Lorenz, 287

  Opie, Amelia (née Alderson), 149, 185; Adeline Mowbray, 185

  Opie, John, 175, 185

  Origo, Iris: Images and Shadows, 146

  Osborne, Dorothy, 126

  Ottery St Mary, Devon, 11–12

  Owen, Robert, 192

  Paine, Thomas, 63–4, 188

  Palmer, Samuel, 316–17, 331, 335–6

  Paolozzi, Eduardo: statue of Blake’s Newton, 22, 309

  Papendieck, Charlotte, 268, 272

  Paris: siege (1870–71), 98–9; Thomas Lawrence exhibits in, 277

  Park, Mungo, 23, 30, 43; Travels in the Interior of Africa, 30

  Parkinson’s disease, 91

  Pascal, Blaise, 79

  Pasquier, Suzette du, 150

  Paul, Kegan, 179

  Peacock, Thomas Love, 59

  Peel, Sir Robert, 276

  Penfield, Wilder, 90

  Pepys, Samuel, 114, 125, 127, 129

  Peyrat, Napoléon: Pasteurs du Désert, 76

  Phillips, Thomas, 265

  Piano, The (Jane Campion; film), 226

  Pius VII, Pope, 275

  Plath, Sylvia, 17

  Playfair, William, 204

  Plumly, Stanley: Posthumous Keats, 228

  Plutarch, 61; Life of Alexander, 49–50

  Pneumatic Institute, Clifton, 288

  Poe, Edgar Allan: on Coleridge’s balloon flight, 99–100, 102–7; Eureka, 105; Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, 101, 106

  Pointon, Marcia, 265

  Polwhele, Richard: ‘The Unsexed Females’ (poem), 182–3

  Poole, Tom, 283

  Priestley, Joseph, 23, 80–1, 288; History of Electricity, 288

  Proust, Marcel: À la Recherche du Temps Perdu, 88–9, 93

  ‘Public Characters’ (publisher’s series), 194

  Quarterly Review, 202

  Red Balloon, The (Albert Lamorisse; film), 98

  Reid, Thomas, 81

  Revue Britannique, La, 311

  Reynolds, John, 231

  Reynolds, Sir Joshua, 263–4, 266

  Richmond, George, 317, 335

  Ritter, Johann Wilhelm, 287

  Roberts, Captain, 251–2

  Robinson, Henry Crabb, 284, 301, 318, 331; Reminiscences, 335; ‘William Blake: Artist, Poet and Religious Dreamer’, 318

  Robinson, Mary (‘Perdita’), 183; Letter to the Women of England, 193–4

  Roe, Nicholas: John Keats: A New Life, 230–1, 233–4, 236–7

  Rogers, Samuel, 265

  Roget, Peter, 288

  Rolland, M. (farmer), 75

  Romanticism: and science, 21–2, 24, 27, 36, 39; and biographical writings, 52–3


  Rome: Keats’s death in, 221–2, 237

  Roscoe, William, 180

  Rossetti, Christina, 325, 331

  Rossetti, Dante Gabriel: buys Blake manuscripts, 312, 322; Gilchrist meets, 318; and Gilchrist’s life of Blake, 325; wife’s death, 325

  Rossetti, William Michael, 312, 319, 325, 327–8, 335

  Roszak, Theodore: The Making of a Counter Culture, 308

  Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 164, 277; Confessions, 322

  Royal Academy, London: Lawrence exhibits at, 268

  Royal Astronomical Society, London, 115

  Royal Institution, London: lectures, 281–5, 290–5, 300–4

  Royal Society of London: RH presents The Age of Wonder to, 35–6; celebrates 350th anniversary (2010), 113–14; and role of women in science, 114, 116; Margaret Cavendish attends meetings, 125–7; Margaret Cavendish satirises, 127–8, 131; Mary Somerville disbarred from Fellowship, 207; Davy lectures at, 293–4; Philosophical Transactions, 42, 114

  Rubens, Peter-Paul, 298

  Sackville-West, Vita, 59, 146–7, 151, 191

  Sadler, James, 103–5, 107

  Sage, Laetitia, 23

  St Clair, William, 62

  Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin, 142–3, 160

  Salomon, Johann Peter, 40

  Sandoz-Rollin, Caroline de, 150

  Savage, William, 282

  Schelling, Friedrich: Naturphilosophie, 9, 287

  Schiff, Stacy, 57

  Schuchard, Marsha: Why Mrs Blake Cried, 310

  science: and literature, 16–17, 21–2; women in, 16, 23, 38, 114–16; Coleridge and, 21–2, 105; and technological development, 27–8; discoveries, 28–9; biographies, 32–3, 43–4; writings, 199; divisions and specialisms, 201–2

  Scott, Geoffrey: biography of Isabelle de Tuyll (The Portrait of Zélide), 142–51

  Scott, Sir Walter: unaware of Blake, 311

  Sedgwick, Adam, 207

  Severn, Joseph, 221, 224, 231, 240

  Shakespeare, William: Hamlet, 11; Romeo and Juliet, 163; Venus and Adonis, 299

  Shelley, Mary (née Godwin): and science, 16, 23, 38–9; biographies of, 59; birth, 63; Mme de Staël’s influence on, 167; infancy, 175; elopes with Shelley, 195; on mother (Mary Wollstonecraft), 195–6; posthumous fame, 222; and Shelley’s death, 247–8; on Shelley’s passion for boating, 250; and Shelley’s final sailing trip, 251–2; writing for Leigh Hunt, 254; counterfactual biographies, 256–7; life after Shelley’s death, 256–8; ‘The Bride of Modern Italy’, 254; Falkner, 257; The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck, 257; Frankenstein, 43, 53, 195, 256; The Last Man, 195, 256; Lodore, 257; ‘Note to the Poems of 1822’, 248

  Shelley, Percy Bysshe: biography by RH, 5; and science, 23; boating on Lake Geneva with Byron, 166; death by drowning, 245–50, 252–3; tomb and monuments, 248; sailing experience, 250–1; radicalism and beliefs, 253–6; translating, 253–4; unfulfilled prospects, 255–7; on human time, 258; Leavis criticises, 278; Naturism, 333; ‘Adonais’, 222, 229; ‘Alastor’, 249; Hellas, 195; The Indian Enchantress, 253; ‘Odes to Liberty’, 254; ‘A Philosophical View of Reform’, 254; Queen Mab, 38, 258; The Revolt of Islam, 195; The Triumph of Life, 249, 253; ‘A Vision of the Sea’, 249

  Shelley, Percy Florence, 255

  Shelley, Sir Timothy, 255

  Sheppard, Jack, 52

  Shortland, Michael and Richard Yeo (eds): Telling Lives in Science, 33

  Siddal, Elizabeth (D.G. Rossetti’s wife), 325

  Siddons, Sarah, 266, 272

  Sidetracks (RH), 5

  Sismondi, Jean Charles Léonard de, 161

  Skeys, Hugh, 176–7

  smell: and association, 88–9

  Smiles, Samuel: Self-Help, 315

  Smith, Charlotte, 183

  Snow, C.P.: ‘The Two Cultures’, 21, 43

  Somerville, Martha (Mary’s daughter), 205–6, 209, 213, 215–16

  Somerville, Mary: and science, 16, 23; background, 203–4; in France, 205; translates Laplace, 205; Chantrey bust, 207–8, 216; fame and recognition, 207, 216; invited to Cambridge, 207; and Ada Byron (Lovelace), 208; character and manner, 208; moves to Italy, 209–10, 213; unsettled private life, 209; Maria Mitchell meets and admires, 211–13; beliefs, 214–15; in old age, 215–16; death and burial, 216; Oxford college named for, 216; on evolution and teleology, 303; Molecular and Microscopic Science, 213–14; On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences, 29, 199–202, 205–6; later editions, 208, 210; Personal Recollections, 215; Physical Geography, 210, 212, 215

  Somerville, Mary, Jr (Mary’s daughter), 205–6, 213

  Somerville, William, 204–6, 209, 211; death, 213–14

  Southey, Robert: life of Nelson, 53; letter from Coleridge on association, 92; on Godwin’s Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft, 180; on Coleridge’s Royal Institution lectures, 300–1; on Blake, 310

  Spenser, Edmund, 223

  Spurling, Hilary, 47, 57

  Staël, Albertine de, 155, 157

  Staël, Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, Baronne de (née Necker): and Benjamin Constant, 141, 156, 161–2, 167; and Zélide, 144, 147–8, 151; background, 155–6; illegitimate child, 155, 157; lifestyle, 157; friendships and network, 158; biographies of, 159–60; fondness for father, 159–60; turban, 159–60; effect on Byron, 165–6; reputation and influence, 166–8; Corinne, 141, 155, 159, 162–3, 167; Correspondence Générale 1788–1809, 158; Delphine, 158, 161; On the Character of Monsieur Necker and his Private Life, 160; On Germany, 155, 163–5, 167; Reflections on Suicide, 158

  Stanley, Virginia, 68

  Steffens, Henrik, 287

  Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle), 277

  Stevenson, Robert Louis, 6–8; Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, 10, 76

  Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 162

  Strachey, Lytton, 69, 150; Eminent Victorians, 47, 143; Queen Victoria, 151

  Stukeley, William, 24–5, 224

  Sunstein, Emily, 62

  Swift, Jonathan, 128

  Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 309, 319, 325; William Blake: A Critical Essay, 335–7

  Tatham, Frederick, 317, 328, 335

  Taylor, Harriet, 192

  Taylor, John, 229, 234–5

  Ternan, Ellen, 58

  Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair, 278

  Thirty-Nine Steps, The (Alfred Hitchcock; film), 90

  Thomas, Edward: ‘Old Man’ (poem), 87–8

  Thompson, E.P., 310

  Thurman, Judith, 57

  Ticknor, George, 164

  Tocqueville, Alexis de: Democracy in America, 164

  Todd, Janet, 62

  Tomalin, Claire, 47, 57, 58, 62; The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, 190

  Trelawny, Edward John: and Charles Brown, 240; and Shelley’s cremation, 245, 247–8; funerary inscription for Shelley, 247; on Shelley’s sailing experience, 250; and Shelley’s drowning, 252; Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author, 247

  Turner, J.M.W., 210

  Tuyll, Ditie de, 136

  Tuyll, Isabelle de (‘Belle de Zuylen’; ‘Zélide’): appearance and character, 135–6; correspondence with Hermenches, 135–9, 143; marriage to Charrière, 135, 140–1, 144; life’s aims, 136–8; writings, 137, 142, 149; correspondence with Boswell, 140, 144, 148; relations with Benjamin Constant, 141, 143–4, 146, 148, 161; Geoffrey Scott writes biography, 142–52; clandestine affair, 149; women friends, 149–50; Caliste, 139, 142, 149; Letters from Mistress Henley published by her Friend, 141; Letters written from Neufchâtel, 141; Three Women, 139, 149

  Upton, Hon. Mrs, 272

  Uranus, 32, 35, 39–40

  Vaughan, William, 278

  Verne, Jules: Cinq Semaines en Ballon, 98

  Victoria, Queen, 114

  Vivian, Charles, 252

  Voltaire, François Marie Arouet: Zélide reads, 136–7; and Hermenches, 139; Contes Philosophiques, 151; Letters on the English Nation, 25

  Wallace, Alfred Russel, 31, 214, 303

  Wallace, William, 204

  Walpole, Horace, 182


  Walpurgisnacht, 9

  Walter Scott Publishing Company (London and Boston), 192

  Ward, Aileen, 227

  Waterhouse, John William: La Belle Dame Sans Merci (painting), 225

  Waterton, Charles, 30

  Watt, James, 28

  Wedgwood family, 183

  Weekes, Horatio, 248

  Weingarten, Renée, 161, 167

  Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of, 276

  Wernicke’s aphasia, 91

  West, Shearer: Portraiture, 264

  Westall, Richard, 269

  Westfall, Richard: Never at Rest (The Life of Isaac Newton), 58

  Westminster Review, 256

  Wharton, Edith, 145, 147, 150–1

  Whewell, William, 199, 201–2, 207, 211–12, 214

  White, Newman Ivey: life of Shelley, 59

  Whitman, Walt, 336–7

  Wilberforce, William, 276

  Williams, Edward, 250–3

  Williams, Helen Maria, 183

  Williams, Jane: and Shelley’s death, 247, 252; Shelley addresses verses to, 253

  Wilson, Frances, 47

  Wilson, Mona, 309

  Wolff, Herman St John, 273

  Wolff, Isabella, 272–3, 275

  Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth (Mary’s sister), 177

  Wollstonecraft, Everina (Mary’s sister), 173, 177

  Wollstonecraft, Mary (later Godwin): Godwin’s life of, 52, 55, 62–4, 171, 175–82, 186–91; biographies of, 57; and Scott’s biography of Zélide, 149; suicide attempts, 158, 176, 189; shocks by asking ‘men’s questions’, 159; reputation and influence, 171–2, 182–5, 190, 192, 195; death in childbirth, 172–3, 190; illegitimate child by Imlay, 175–6, 188; religious beliefs, 187; inspires romantic novels and writings, 192–4; Mary Shelley on, 195–6; Elements of Morality for the Use of Children (trans. from German), 172; Historical and Moral View, 172; Letters to Imlay (unpublished), 178–9, 181; Letters Written from Scandinavia, 164, 172; Maria, or The Wrongs of Women (unfinished), 174–5; Posthumous Works (ed. Godwin), 175, 178, 195; The Rights of Man, 172; Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, 172; Vindication of the Rights of Women, 172, 174, 186, 188, 190, 193

 

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