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Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind By James Balakier

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Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind

Table of Contents

Preface

ix

Acknowledgments

xiii

Chapter 1: Thomas Traherne, Hobbism, and
the Seventeenth-Century Sciences:
“Handmaids” to Felicity

1

Chapter 2: “Experience will make it Plain” (4.46):
The Centuries

31

Chapter 3: “[T]he Light That maketh Heaven”
(“The Preparative” ll. 57–58):
The Dobell Sequence

67

Chapter 4: The Role of Felicity in the Non-Dobell
Burney Poems, Christian Ethicks,
and Commentaries of Heaven

105

Chapter 5: The Lambeth Manuscript:
Four Rediscovered Traherne Texts

137

Chapter 6: Conclusion: Traherne, Husserl,
and a Precognitive State

183

Notes

193

Works Cited

203

Index

215