Watchwords
Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention
Lily Gurton-Wachter

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Figures

1. Heads, representing the various passions of the soul / Attention, published by Robert Sayer, after Charles Le Brun, 1740–1765

2. Attention, from Le Brun Travested [sic], Or Caricatures of the Passions, etched by Thomas Rowlandson, designed by George Moutard Woodward, January 21, 1800

3. Attention, by Robert Mitchell Meadows, after John Raphael Smith, 1791

4. Inattention, by Robert Mitchell Meadows, after John Raphael Smith, 1791

5. A woman paying mild attention to something, by Johann Caspar Lavater and Thomas Holloway, after Nicolas Poussin, 1794

6. Puzzles for Volunteers!! September 1, 1803

7. Search-Night; or State-Watchmen, mistaking Honest-Men for Conspirators, by James Gillray, 1798

8. A woman in a state of attention without interest, by Johann Caspar Lavater and Thomas Holloway, 1789

9. John Bull viewing the preparations on the French coast! by William Holland, 1803

10. Watercolour of Wounded Soldier, Waterloo, by Charles Bell, 1815

11. Watercolour: arm wound, by Charles Bell, 1815

12. The Temporary Elgin Room, by Archibald Archer, 1819

13. Heads, representing the various passions of the soul / Compassion, published by Robert Sayer, after Charles Le Brun, 1740–1765