The Vigour of Early Age
New Monthly Magazine
Creativity, Genius, Endeavour, Vulcanology, Speculation
Isaac Newton , William Harvey , George Berkeley , David Hartley , David Hume , Galileo Galilei , Gottfried W Leibniz , Leonhard Euler
The author contrasts favourably the immediacy and unexpectedness of genius with the slow advance of endeavour. 'A volcano does not give warning when it will break out, nor a thunderbolt send word of its approach' (154). 'Even in science the greatest discoveries have been made at an early age', before the mind becomes 'set in its own opinions or the dogmas of others'.
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