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Record 13683

Reading Experience:

"I shall not be able to avail myself of the assistance of Bruno's fairies." [Reference to writings of Giordano Bruno 1548-1600. Italian Heretic philosopher - according to editorial footnote]. Letter 21 to William Hayley
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Sep
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:William Blake
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1757
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Engraver and Poet
Religion: non-Conformist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Giordano Bruno
Title: unknown
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13683  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Blake
  Editor: Geoffrey Keynes
  Title: The Letters of William Blake: with related documents
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Blake, Geoffrey Keynes (ed.), The Letters of William Blake: with related documents (Oxford, 1980), p. 21,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:



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