Literary Reminiscences. The Author of "Lacon"
Phrenology, Physiognomy, Chemistry, Mechanics
Johann K Lavater
Describes Charles Colton in physiognomical and phrenological terms. Records that he appeared well-informed on every subject: 'He appeared to have an intimate knowledge of chemistry, and to be, in theory at least, a very excellent mechanic; and these various kinds of knowledge are often displayed in a very considerable degree, in his endeavours to illustrate some of the favourite maxims in his Lacon' (434).
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