Richard Payne Knight

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Richard Payne Knight

England 1750 – 1824


Comments: phallic imagery; Priapus; Pagan; "colour is experienced directly as pleasurable sensation"; phallism ; collector of ancient bronzes, engraved gem , statues and coins; the aesthetics of the picturesque; Gardner and landscaper; the "Great Toe" (phallus) of St. Cosmo, carried at the Feast of the Modern Priapus in Isernia, Italy;


Teachers; William Gilpin; Uvedale Price; Edmund Burke; Homer; Vitruvius; Longinus; Emanuel Swedenborg; Edward Young, author of Night Thoughts; Rev. Thomas Maurice, author of Indian Antiquities; Sir. Joseph Banks, of the Royal Society of Sciences; General Rainsford aka General Charles Rainsford, translated The Book of Henoch (Enoch) which contains the true Cabala of the 72 Names of the Angels -which were revealed to Chanock (Enoch) by the angel Mitratton (Metatron )  ; Sir William Jones, author of On the Mystical Poetry of the Persians and Indians;Edward Moor; Edward Ellis; Martin Madan, author of Thelyphthora, or A Treatise on Female Ruin, (1726 – 1790); Major Edward Moore; Joseph Johnson, bookseller; William Hamilton; Pharaoh Sneferu ;


Students: Hargrave Jennings; Aleister Crowley; Hodder M. Westropp; Sir Henry Rowlinson AKA Maj.-Gen. Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet; George Rawlinson; Sir John Gardner Wilkinson; Richard Francis Burton; C. Staniland Wake, author of The Origin and Significance of the Great Pyramid; Thomas Wright; Dr. Thomas Inman; Godfrey Higgins; James Forlong; Alexander Hislop; Jean Marie Ragon; Mourant Brock; Carl Kellner; Theodor Reuss; Clement de Saint-Marq; John Ruskin; Humphry Repton, gardner; Jerry Cornelius; Geoffrey Ashe; William Blake;Pierre-François Hugues d'Hancarville;

Friends/ Enemies/ Partners: Thomas Hearne ; Horace Walpole; Sir Francis Dashwood, 15th Baron le Despencer, of the Hellfire Club; John Augustsu Tulk, translator of the Ethiopian Enoch; Henry Colebrook;William Sharp, engraver; Thomas Spilsbury, printer; John Spilsbury; Benjamin Henry La Trobe; Charles Townley, 1737 – 1805, antiquities collector;

Enemies; Thomas Mathais;


Organizations: the Society of Dilettanti, 1781; great donor to the British Museum; Parliament, 1780 - 1806;

Author: The Worship of Priapus aka The Worship of Priapus aka An Account of the The Worship of Priapus and its Connexion with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients; Symbolical Language of Ancient Art and Mythology; An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste, 1805; The Landscape, poem (1794);


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Payne_Knight; SATAN IN BERKELEY post on Facebook by J. Edward Cornelius, 5/15/2013; read him here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/sex/dwp/index.htm ; http://www.rootsandleaves.com/family/Knight/FeaturePages/Downton%20Castle/Downton%20Castle.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilettante_Society ;