Mirror of Literature,  9 (1827), 431–35.

Literary Reminiscences. The Author of "Lacon"



Extract, Reminiscences

Publications extracted:

Literary Magnet


Phrenology, Physiognomy, Chemistry, Mechanics

People mentioned:

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).

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]