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Paul Ferguson
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 Posted: Tue Nov 23rd, 2010 01:04 pm
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http://www.luminarium.org/lumina.htm

This website is essentially an anthology of English literature but also contains an encyclopaedia and links to many articles and essays, e.g. Kathryn Hitchcox's recently-added dissertation on 'Alchemical Discourse in the Canterbury Tales: Signs of Gnosis and Transmutation'.

Search the site for relevant terms from here:

http://www.luminarium.org/illuminate.htm

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 Posted: Tue Nov 23rd, 2010 10:20 pm
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There is a rather good section on Medieval Cosmology

http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/medievalcosmology.htm

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 Posted: Wed Nov 24th, 2010 03:28 pm
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Also of interest is the fact that the poems included are tagged with influences, subject matter, etc. A search on alchemy gives 67 references, including many poems. For example, Marvell's The mower against gardens is so tagged - not a poem that has been written about from this point of view. AFAIAA.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 24th, 2010 07:07 pm
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Alan Pritchard wrote:
Also of interest is the fact that the poems included are tagged with influences, subject matter, etc. A search on alchemy gives 67 references, including many poems. For example, Marvell's The mower against gardens is so tagged - not a poem that has been written about from this point of view. AFAIAA.

I wonder if this tagging is due to cross-contamination from a reference to Lyndy Abraham's book 'Marvell and Alchemy'? I have looked through the poem and cannot see anything especially alchemical except perhaps:

'And in the cherry he does Nature vex,
'To procreate without a sex...'

which I suppose might be a reference to the androgyne.


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