Punch,  53 (1867), 206.

Tyndall's Ars Poetica



News-Commentary, Drollery


Sound, Music, Physics

    Praises both John Tyndall and his 'Lectures on Sound', but questions his argument that just as words of prose can be reduced 'by proper arrangement' to poetry, so the 'uproar of streets might be converted into the music of the orchestra'. Attempts to convert an extract from Tyndall's lecture into poetry but considers the result to be 'scarcely better' than the poetry of Walt Whitman and asks Tyndall to reveal a 'better art of arrangement'.

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