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" But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles. They penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places. "
Frankenstein: or, The modern Prometheus - Page 64
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - 1823
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Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - 1869 - 177 pages
...that the elixir of life is a chimera. But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or...recesses of nature, and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the...
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Autonomous Technology: Technics-out-of-control as a Theme in Political Thought

Langdon Winner - Technology & Engineering - 1978 - 386 pages
...Bacon and Newton. He hears a professor tell how the modern masters are superior to the ancients since they "penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding places,"^ a distinctly Baconian notion of what is involved. Following the principles of mathematics and natural...
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The Endurance of Frankenstein: Essays on Mary Shelley's Novel

George Levine, U. C. Knoepflmacher - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 341 pages
...magical terms in which the ancient models expressed their aims: the modern philosophers, he tells Victor, have indeed performed miracles. They penetrate into...the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places. . . . They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers; they can command the thunders...
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One Culture: Essays in Science and Literature

George Lewis Levine, Alan Rauch - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 359 pages
...that the elixir of life is a chimera. But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or...miracles. They penetrate into the recesses of nature, and shew how she works in her hiding places. They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the...
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Mary Shelley and Frankenstein: The Fate of Androgyny

William Veeder - Androgyny (Psychology) in literature - 1986 - 277 pages
...fascination with "secrets," his "fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature," his desire to "penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places," and, of course, the obsession with "the deepest mysteries of creation" which leads...
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Dead Secrets: Wilkie Collins and the Female Gothic

Tamar Heller - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 201 pages
...echoes the rhetoric of his teacher M. Waldman, who claims in similar sexual imagery that scientists "penetrate into the recesses of nature, and show how she works in her hiding places" (47). 40 Marc Rubenstein, '"My Accursed Origin': The Search for the Mother in Frankenstein," Studies...
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Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic

Linda Badley - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 199 pages
...lectures, The modern masters [who] promise very little. . . . whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or...the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the...
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Imprints & Re-visions: The Making of the Literary Text, 1759-1818

Peter Hughes, Robert Rehder - Authors and printing - 1996 - 241 pages
...Ingolstadt, takes over the metaphor and thrusts it to a monstrous spectacle: "They [the scientists] penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places" (92). When Victor hears these words, he thinks: "I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown...
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Embodied Practices: Feminist Perspectives on the Body

Kathy Davis - Body image - 1997 - 224 pages
...down-to-earth empiricists who are the real heroes: these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or...recesses of nature, and show how she works in her hiding-places. (1992: 47) The result is that Frankenstein is converted to natural science, an experience...
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Technology and Values

Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette, Laura Westra - Philosophy - 1997 - 472 pages
...Bacon and Newton. He hears a professor tell how the modern masters are superior to the ancients since they "penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding places,"2 a distinctly Baconian notion of what is involved. Following the principles of mathematics...
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