Nuncius Inanimatus. Seventeenth-Century Telegraphy: the Schemes of Francis Godwin and Henry Reynolds

Poole, William
April 2006
Seventeenth Century;Spring2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p45
Academic Journal
The article presents the schemes of Francis Godwin and Henry Reynolds in the seventeenth-century telegraphy. Godwin is revered as the first writer of science fiction in English. In his "Nuncius Inanimatus," he writes of his telegraphy, its sources and reception, in the life of Domingo Gonsales at Saint Helena. The article also presents Reynolds' "Macrolexis." Compared with the Nuncius, his Macrolexis has a clunky Latin and its manuscripts are textually untidy.


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