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XII. William Law and the Mystics

§ 13. Later influence of Boehme on English Thought

Later, some of the root-ideas of Boehme returned to England by way of Hegel, Schelling, Jung-Stilling and Friedrich Schlegel, or through Boehme’s French disciple, Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin. They influenced Coleridge, and profoundly modified nineteenth century conceptions, thus preparing the way for the better understanding of mystical thought. Blake’s prophetic books are only now, after a hundred years, beginning to find readers, and, undoubtedly, Law’s Appeal, if it were more widely known, would, in the twentieth century, win the response for which it has long been waiting.