In case we’ve forgotten

In case we’ve forgotten, Antal Szerb reminds us that William Blake was “considered insane by his contemporaries, notably Leigh Hunt, who wrote that once when they were out walking Blake suddenly doffed his hat. Leigh Hunt asked whom he was greeting and Blake replied: ‘It’s nothing. It’s just that St Paul the Apostle was flying this way.'”

– Antal Szerb, Reflections in the Library: Selected Literary Essays, 1926-1944 (Cambridge, 2016), 23

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