Thursday, 18 August 2011

Thomas Taylor - walworth road platonist

Whilst engaged with Proclus he had residing in his house Mary Wollstoncraft and her friend Miss Blood. Their three months' company was mutually agreeable. The lady listened
attentively to his explanations of Plato, called his study the " Abode of Peace," but avowed her preference for an active, rather than a contemplative life. He called upon her when she lived in
George Street, and there drank wine with her out of a tea-cup ; Mrs. Wollstoncraft observed at the time, that she did not give herself the trouble to think whether a glass was a necessary utensil in a house. "

thomas taylor/ a biographical and bibliographical sketch / william axon / 1890

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