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‘The Eagles’ (1821)

Watch the video while listening to Professor Keith Hanley reading Davy’s poem ‘The Eagles’ (1821).

In his book The Age of Wonder (2008), p. 418, Professor Richard Holmes suggests that this poem relates to Davy’s view of his relationship with Michael Faraday:

  • If so, what kind of comment is it?

  • What else might Davy be discussing here?

You will find out more about Davy’s relationship with Faraday in week 4.

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Humphry Davy: Laughing Gas, Literature, and the Lamp

Lancaster University

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