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Mazelli, And Other Poems

By Sands, George W.

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Title: Mazelli, And Other Poems  
Author: Sands, George W.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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IN a previous paper in this journal, entitled The Discovery of Contact Electrification (November, 1913), it was shown that the production of electric charges by the mere contact of two dissimilar metals was first discovered by Rev. Abraham Bennett, in 1789, and that it was verified by a different method by Tiberius Cavallo, in 1795. Meantime, in 1791, Dr. Galvani discovered the twitching of a frog's muscle, due to electrical stimulus. Galvani's discovery was described by himself as follows: [1] [1] Translation from Makers of Electricity, p 143. 'I had dissected a frog and had prepared it, as in Figure 2 of the fifth plate, and had placed it upon a table on which there was an electric machine, while I set about doing certain other things. The frog was entirely separated from the conductor of the machine, and indeed was at no small distance away from it. While one of those who were assisting me touched lightly and by chance the point of his scalpel to the internal crural nerves of the frog, suddenly all the muscles of its limbs were seen to be so contracted that they seemed to have fallen into tonic convulsions. Another of my assistants, who was making ready to take up certain experiments in electricity with me, seemed to notice that this happened only at the moment when a spark came from the conductor of the machine. He was struck by the novelty of the phenomenon, and immediately spoke to me about it, for I was at the moment occupied with other things and mentally preoccupied. I was at once tempted to repeat the experiment, so as to make clear whatever might be obscure in it. For this purpose I took up the scalpel and moved its point close to one or the other of the crural nerves of the frog, while at the same time one of my assistants elicited sparks from the electric machine. The phenomenon happened exactly as before. Strong contractions took place in every muscle of the limb, and at the very moment when the sparks appeared, the animal was seized as it were with tetanus.'...

Table of Contents
· PREFACE · MAZELLI · Canto I. · Canto II. · Canto III. · THE MISANTHRAPE RECLAIMED · ACT I. · ACT II. · ACT III. · ACT IV. · MISCELLANEOUS POEMS · TO ISABEL · THE LOCK OF HAIR. · THE DESERTED. · AFTER WITNESSING A DEATH-SCENE. · LOVE AND FANCY. · LINES WRITTEN IN A YOUNG LADY'S ALBUM · TO A LADY. · IMPROMPTU, · THE OLD MAN AND THE BOY. · ACLE AT THE GRAYE OF NERO. · THE VENETIAN GIRL'S EVENING SONG.

 

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