[Vwoolf] Blake ref. in JR?
jeremy.hawthorn at ntnu.no
Sat Jun 30 06:06:54 EDT 2018
Google Books tells me that on page 129 of the book from which you are
quoting, the link between Jacob, Florinda, and Blake's "The Mental
Traveller" is explained.
On 29.06.2018 12:50, Stuart N. Clarke via Vwoolf wrote:
> Does anyone understand this ref. to Blake? I don’t, although I have
> been doing some hunting.
>  In contrast to Florinda's lying is Clara's honesty. "Alas, women
> lie! But not Clara Durrant. A flawless mind; a candid nature; a virgin
> chained to a rock" (123). (Clara does not "lie" in another sense
> too–hence her virginity–though Florinda, the lier, does.) The Blake
> reference recalls Virginia's writing Leonard candidly on May 1, 1912
> that, when she kissed him, she felt no more than a rock
> The ref. is of course (also?) to Andromeda.
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