Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine,  2 (1853–54), 229–38.

The Visionary  [1/3]

Sarah Symonds


Short Fiction, Serial

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Alchemy, Astrology, Commerce, Charlatanry

    Describes the character of Hubert Garnier, who devoted his life to the pursuit of 'alchymy' and astrology. His house contained an 'alchymist's crucible' and literature containing 'directions and calculations' for a 'fascinating but dangerous vision'. (231) Garnier worked hard to make gold in order to win fame, fortune and the hand of Agnes Grenfell. Describes the occasion when Garnier is most optimistic about his alchemical scheme. Agnes's father warns her that Garnier is too poor to be her husband and is prone to 'aimless speculation and baseless visions' (238).

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