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Quicksilver Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Massachusetts

Daniel Waterhouse lives in Massachusetts and this is where Enoch travels to retrieve Daniel when Sophie summons him to return to London to reconcile Newton and Leibniz.

College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity

The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in Cambridge is where Daniel first meets and befriends Isaac Newton while they attend school there starting in 1661.

Woolsthorpe

Woolsthorpe is where Newton's family home is located in Lincolnshire.

Epsom

Epsom, where Comstock's seat is located, is where Daniel studies Natural Philosophy under Wilkins and Hooke during the Plague of 1665.

Minerva

The Minerva is the ship Daniel takes from Massachusetts to London. Captain van Hoek is the captain of the Minerva.

Gresham College

In 1672, Daniel works with Hooke at Gresham College.

London Bridge

Daniel first meets Leibniz at London Bridge.

Gunfleet House

The Royal Society often holds their meetings at Gunfleet House.

Isle of Dogs

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