on 22 March 1999
This edition is from a collection of facsimile reprints called Revolution to Romanticism, 1789-1834. Thomas Taylor's ("the Pagan" as Coleridge called him) paraphrased translation of Plotinus' essay is highly informative. Taylor's footnotes to his translation give the modern reader a glimpse of the philosophical, religious and literary landscape of the eighteenth century. This facsimile edition, reproduced from an original owned by Kathleen Raine, is a trustworthy introduction to Taylor's works and primary beliefs. The introduction to the volume is by Jonathan Wordsworth. Wordsworth puts Taylors work and character into context and opens up not only the text in hand, but related texts and characters to the reader.