Science Revived, or, The Vision of Alfred. A Poem in Eight Books

TitleScience Revived, or, The Vision of Alfred. A Poem in Eight Books
Year for Search1802
Authors[Sympson], [Rev.] [Joseph]
Date Published1802
PublisherPtd. for J.A. Gameau
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Britain as a eutopia. Alfred calls upon the Goddess of Science to enlighten the world. She takes him, in the second book, to the Palace of Genius, where he sees thrones for Logic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Astronomy, History, Harmony, and Morality, with the last described as the fairest. The following books are a history of the rise of science and the arts after the low point of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The final canto explains that science must be joined with liberty and then depicts the Britain of the time of writing as a eutopia.

Title Note

Athenaeum copy has the Rev. J. Sympson, B. D. Science Revived or The Vision of Alfred. A Poem In Eight Cantos, With Biographical Notes. Philadelphia, PA: Ptd. by John Bouvier, for John Wilson, 1810.

Full Text

1802 [Sympson, Rev. Joseph]. Science Revived, or, The Vision of Alfred. A Poem in Eight Books. London: Ptd. for J. A. Gameau. Athenaeum copy has the Rev. J. Sympson, B. D. Science Revived or The Vision of Alfred. A Poem In Eight Cantos, With Biographical Notes. Philadelphia, PA: Ptd. by John Bouvier, for John Wilson, 1810. PPA

Britain as a eutopia. Alfred calls upon the Goddess of Science to enlighten the world. She takes him, in the second book, to the Palace of Genius, where he sees thrones for Logic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Astronomy, History, Harmony, and Morality, with the last described as the fairest. The following books are a history of the rise of science and the arts after the low point of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The final canto explains that science must be joined with liberty and then depicts the Britain of the time of writing as a eutopia.