electronic Blake (57)

Wed, 25 Jan 89 17:38:01 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 532. Wednesday, 25 Jan 1989.

(1) Date: Tue, 24 Jan 89 20:41 EST (14 lines)
Subject: blake

(2) Date: Wed, 25 Jan 89 08:22:30 EST (23 lines)
From: "R.J. Shroyer" <66_443@uwovax.uwo.ca>
Subject: Re: electronic Blake? (25)

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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 89 20:41 EST
Subject: blake

In response to the query about electronic versions of Blake's works: the texts
which were used to generate the Cornell Blake concordances are available from
Cornell for a small fee ($100US I think). They are full of very odd encoding
symbols and in upper case only, but they constitute the only known machine
readable version of Blake's full corpus that I know of. I personally have the
Songs of Innocence and Experience in mcahine readable form, although the texts
are not verified for accuracy.

Nancy M. Ide
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Date: Wed, 25 Jan 89 08:22:30 EST
From: "R.J. Shroyer" <66_443@uwovax.uwo.ca>
Subject: Re: electronic Blake? (25)

Walter Piovesan's query about an electronic text of William
Blake's writings reminded me that the existence of the
texts used to make concordances is often overlooked by
students and archivists. The Cornell, Garland, Gale (etc.)
concordance list of authors ought to be in the Oxford archives.

The text of Blake's writings used by David Erdman for the Blake
Concordance exists on tape at Cornell and at the University of
Western Ontario. Unless copyright prevents the distribution of
these electronic texts, the concordance base texts should be
very useful.

R.J. Shroyer: Department of English,
The University of Western Ontario,
London, Canada N6A 3K7.
(519)-679-2111, ext. 5839 or 5834
Canada: Shroyer@uwovax.uwo.ca
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