[James Holman] '... the book of the knowledge fair, Presented with an universal blank Of nature's works, to me expung'd amd ras'd; And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.' Milton
Stipple. 209 x 131mm.
James Holman (October 15, 1786 – July 29, 1857), known as the 'Blind Traveller,' was noted for his writings about his extensive travels. Holman was born in Exeter. He entered the British Royal Navy in 1798 as first-class volunteer, and was appointed lieutenant in April 1807. In 1810, while on the Guerriere off the coast of the Americas, he was invalided by an illness which resulted in total loss of sight.
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