Readings

Texts

Blake, William. The Book of Urizen. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1997. ISBN: 0486298019.

Keats, John. Complete Poems. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1982. ISBN: 0674154304.

Wordsworth, William, and S. T. Coleridge. Lyrical Ballads. 2nd ed. London, NY: Routledge, 1991. ISBN: 0415063884.

Readings listed as "Available Online" are available at Literature Online.


SES # TOPICS
The Scope of Reason: Moral and Intellectual Backgrounds
1 Graham, Jorie. "Thinking." In Materialism. New York, NY: Ecco, 1993. ISBN: 0880013427.
2 Plato. The Collected Dialogues of Plato. Edited by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns. Princeton, NJ: Bollingen, 1961.
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Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Edited by Alexander Campbell Fraser. 2 vols. New York, NY: Dover, 1959. ISBN: 0486205304 and 0486205312.

Fox, Christopher. "Defining Eighteenth-Century Psychology: Some Problems and Perspectives." In Psychology and Literature in the Eighteenth Century. New York, NY: AMS Press, 1987. pp. 1-22. ISBN: 0404614744.

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Newton, Isaac. Opticks. New York, NY: Dover, 1952. ISBN: 0486602052.

Voltaire. Letters Concerning the English Nation. Edited by Nicholas Cronk. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0192826018.

Thomson, James. "To the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton." (Available Online)

Bowden, Samuel. "A Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton." In Poetical essays on Several Occasions (1733-1735). (Available Online)

5 Pope, Alexander. "Essay on Man." In Poems. Edited by John Butt. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1963, bk. 1-2, 4. ISBN: 0300003404.
6 Addison, Joseph. "The Spectator." In Selected Essays from the Tatler, the Spectator and the Guardian. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1973. ISBN: 0672609908.

Akenside, Mark. The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside. Edited by Robin Dix. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996, bk. 1. ISBN: 0838635350.
7 Akenside, Mark. The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside. Edited by Robin Dix. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996, bk. 2-3. ISBN: 0838635350.
8 Hartley, David. Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty, and His Expectations. 2 vols. London, UK: J. Johnson, 1791.

Young, Edward. Night Thoughts. Edited by Stephen Cornford. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993. ISBN: 052134185X.
9 Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester. The Debt to Pleasure. Edited by John Adlard. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002. ISBN: 0415940842.

La Mettrie, Julien Offray de. Man a Machine. Translated by Gertrude Carman Bussey. La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1987.
The Bounds of Reason: Melancholia and Madness
10 Cheyne, George. The English malady: or, a treatise of nervous diseases of all kinds. London, UK: G. Strahan and J. Leake, 1733.

Matthew Green. "The Spleen." Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1754. (Available Online)
11 Gray, Thomas. "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College." In Poems. London, UK: Everyman's Library, 1912. (Available Online)

---. "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." In Poems. London, UK: Everyman's Library, 1912. (Available Online)

Warton, Thomas. "The Pleasures of Melancholy." In Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology. Edited by David Fairer and Christine Gerrard. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

Collins, William. Odes on Several Descriptive and Allegoric Subjects. New York, NY: Payson & Clarke, 1927.
12 Smart, Christopher. "Jubilate Agno." In The Poetical Works. vol 1. Edited by Karina Williamson. Oxford, UK: Clarendon, 1980. (Available Online)
13 Blake, William. "An Island in the Moon." In The Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Edited by David V. Erdman. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1970. ISBN: 0385031971.

---. "Mock on, Mock on..." In The Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Edited by David V. Erdman. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1970. ISBN: 0385031971. (Available Online)

---. "You Don't Believe I Won't Attempt to Make Ye." In The Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Edited by David V. Erdman. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1970. ISBN: 0385031971.
14 Blake, William. "The Book of Urizen." In The Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Edited by David V. Erdman. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1970. ISBN: 0385031971. (Available Online)
15 Student Presentations and Evaluations
The Scientific Poem and its Critique
16 Lucretius. On the Nature of the Universe. Translated by R.E. Latham. New York, NY: Penguin, 1994, bk. 1, 4. ISBN: 0140446109.
17 Thomson, James. "Summer." In The Seasons and The Castle of Indolence. Edited by James Sambrook. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1987. ISBN: 0198710704.
18 Armstrong, John. The Art of Preserving Health, bk. 1, lines 1-63; bk. 4. (Available Online)
19 Darwin, Erasmus. The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts. London, UK: J. Johnson, 1791. (Available Online).

Canning, George and John Hookham Frere. "The Loves of the Triangles." In Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin. New York, NY: Woodstock Books, 1991. ISBN: 1854770675.
20 Darwin, Erasmus. The Temple of Nature; or, The origin of society: a poem, with philosophical notes. London, UK: J. Johnson, 1803, cantos 1, 3. (Available Online)
21 Wordsworth. Lyrical Ballads.

Preface

"The Thorn" (with Note to "The Thorn") (Available Online)

"The Idiot Boy" (Available Online)

"Goody Blake and Harry Gill" (Available Online)

"Simon Lee" (Available Online)

"We are Seven" (Available Online)
22 Wordsworth. Lyrical Ballads. (cont.)

"Expostulation and Reply" (Available Online)

"The Tables Turned" (Available Online)

"Lines, Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" (Available Online)
Keats, Medicine, and the Poetic Mind
23 Keats, John. John Keats's Anatomical and physiological note book. Edited by Maurice Buxton Forman. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1934.

Bell, Charles. "Idea of a New Anatomy of the Brain." In The Way in and the way out: Francois Magendie, Charles Bell, and the roots of the spinal nerves. Edited by Paul F. Cranefeld. Mt. Kisco, NY: Futura, 1974. ISBN: 0879930357.

Keats. In drear-nighted December.
24 Keats. "To My Brother George," Sleep and Poetry," and "Lamia." (Available Online)

Hazlitt, William. "On Poetry in General."
25 Keats. "Ode to Psyche," "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode to Melancholy," and "Ode to Indolence." (Available Online)

Sel. Keats Letters
26 Student Presentations