The Industrial Revolution

Posted: January 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

Joseph Wright of Derby
Arkwright‘s Cotton Mill By Night (1782)


“For, to treat the subject with the clearness and coherence of which it is susceptible, it would be necessary to give a full account of the present state of the public taste in this country, and to determine how far this taste is healthy or depraved; which, again, could not be determined, without pointing out in what manner language and the human mind act and re-act on each other, and without retracing the revolutions, not of literature alone, but likewise of society itself.”

–William Wordsworth, Preface To Lyrical Ballads (1800)

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