Domestic Recreation

Domestic Recreation; or Dialogues illustrative of Natural and Scientific Subjects was published in 1806. It consists of a number of conversations about the natural world between ‘a well informed mother’ Mrs Dimsdale and her two daughters Emily and Lucy. There is a strong emphasis on conducting experiments. As Mrs Dimsdale says;

“Those who desire to become acqauinted with the beauties and wonders of creation, must acquire a habit of patient and attentive onservation, for experience is the surest guide to knowledge ; and the idle, who rely wholly upon the information of others, are always liable to receive as truth, the misrepresentation of error or falsehood.”

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