Ballad of Gresham College


A Doctor counted very able
Designes that all Mankynd converse shall,
Spite o' th' confusion made att Babell,
By Character call'd Universall.
How long this Character will be learning,
That truly passeth my discerning.

SOURCE: Ballad of Gresham College (1663). “In Praise of that choice Company of Witts and Philosophers who meet on Wednesdays weekly att Gresham Colledg.” 28 stanzas.

See also: Stimson, Dorothy (1932), “Ballad of Gresham College,” Isis 18 (1), pp. 103-117.

Gulliver's Travels. Part III. A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan. Chapter V (extract)
by Jonathan Swift

Ebleco de Vojaĝo al la Luno (el La Eltrovo de Nova Mondo)
de John Wilkins, trad. William Auld

La Granda Akademio en Lagado, el: Vojaĝo al Balnibarbi
de Jonathan Swift, tradukis William Auld

La Struldbrugoj; El: Vojaĝo al Lugnago
de Jonathan Swift, tradukis William Auld

An Essay towards a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language (1668):
Part III: Philosophical Grammar: Chapter 9: Syntax

by John Wilkins (with additional links & bibliography)

Philosophical and Universal Languages, 1600-1800, and Related Themes: Selected Bibliography

Esperanto & Interlinguistics Study Guide / Gvidilo al Esperanto & Interlingvistiko

Sciencfikcio & Utopia Literaturo en Esperanto / Science Fiction & Utopian Literature in Esperanto: Gvidilo / A Guide

Science Fiction & Utopia Research Resources: A Selective Work in Progress

Alireteje / Offsite:

John Wilkins @ Ĝirafo

Jonathan Swift @ Ĝirafo

John Wilkins – Vikipedio

Bishop John Wilkins (1614-1672): Critical Introduction
by Henry Craik

A Journey to the Moon Possible
by Bishop John Wilkins

The Discovery of a World in the Moone (1638) by John Wilkins

The Mathematical and Philosophical Works of the Right Rev. John Wilkins; Vol. 1

The Mathematical and Philosophical Works of the Right Rev. John Wilkins; Vol. 2

John Wilkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Life on the  Moon by John H. Lienhard
(Engines of Our Ingenuity, No. 1537, with audio file)

A World in the Moon: Wilkins and his Lunar Voyage of 1640
by Allan Chapman

The Discovery of a World in the Moone: Review
by Robert Wilfred Franson

John Wilkins biography

John Wilkins Day

The Menace from the Moon by Bohun Lynch
review by Georges T. Dodds

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