Blake List — Volume 1995 : Issue 6

Today's Topics:
	 Blake and Hegel
	 blake hypertext
	 blake citing
	 Re: blake citing
	 Re: they're here!


Date: Thu, 3 Aug 1995 00:55:31 -0700
From: Ralph Dumain 
Subject: Blake and Hegel
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Following up on Chantelle Macphee's query, I find myself
embarrassed to have forgotten the little I knew on the subject, so
could someone please inform us: when was German idealism first
imported into Britain, what ideas, from whom, and to whom?  Could
someone provide us with some names and dates, a timeline maybe?

Here is the little information I have at hand.  Coleridge was
influenced by German thought, especially Schelling and
naturphilosophie.  But did Blake ever read Coleridge?  I don't
recall such.  Did Blake even know anything about Goethe?

I don't even know if Hegel was known in Britain by anyone during
his lifetime.  According to vol. 3 of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
PHILOSOPHY (the only volume I have), the influence of Hegelianism
in British thought dates precisely to 1865.

So the question seems to be, is there a ghost of a chance that
Blake could have read somebody who had read or written about any
aspect of German idealism, or who had any ideas of his own, with
an affinity to Hegel's ideas?    The possibility of latching onto
something substantial feels somewhat farfetched to me, but I'm so
ignorant I don't even know how English romanticism compares to
German romanticism.  But I'd love to be a fly on the wall to see
what Blake would have made of Coleridge's theory of imagination or


Date: Sat, 5 Aug 1995 14:18:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steven Marx 
Subject: blake hypertext
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Together with some students, I've been working on Hypertext editions of
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Job,
The Book of Thel. For samples and more information contact
"" on the World Wide

Steven Marx


Date: Sat, 05 Aug 95 23:37:02 CDT
From: Mark Trevor Smith 
Subject: blake citing
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A few days ago Paul Harvey dedicated his "Rest of the Story" feature to
Blake.  With respect, wonder, and enjoying admiration, he recounted
the boy's claims of angel sightings.  With just the right tone, Harvey
asserted that Blake was able to see what we know is impossible to see.
He quoted from a few poems, including Sick Rose.


Date: Sun, 6 Aug 1995 12:40:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Everett C. Frost" 
Subject: Re: blake citing

What is the world coming to if Paul Harvey starts spouting Blake?  Urizen 
seems to be making no attempt to restrain himself these days.

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise...



Date: Sun, 6 Aug 1995 16:50:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mary-Kelly Persyn 
Subject: Re: they're here!

Greetings fellow Blakeans,

I have just now read the attached messages, and wonder if anyone might be 
able to provide me with the ISBN numbers for volumes 4 and 6.  I am 
unable to locate them in Books in Print (although I did locate those for 
__Milton__ and the Lambeth prophecies).

Many thanks--Mary-Kelly Persyn

On Fri, 14 Jul 1995, Bryan A. Alexander wrote:

> Volumes 4 and 6 are out??? Since when?  Great!
> Bryan Alexander
> Department of English
> University of Michigan
> **********************
> On Fri, 14 Jul 1995 wrote:
> > Hi gang,
> > just unboxed volumes 4 (the continental prophecies) and 6 (the urizen books) of
> > the princeton blake.  very cool!  first glance shows some very interesting
> > possibilities (including the monochrome copy H of _America_, and Ahania 
> > of which there is only one original).  thanks to D.W. Dorrbecker for vol. 4
> > and to David Worrall for vol. 6.
> > 
> > happy now,
> > paul yoder
> > 
> > 

End of blake-d Digest V1995 Issue #6