"The former [Platonic philosophy] fills the soul with intelligible light, breaks her lethargic fetters, and elevates her to the principle of things; the latter [Lockean philosophy] clouds the intellectual eye of the soul, by increasing her oblivion, strengthens her corporeal bands, and hurries her downwards into the dark labyrinths of matter."
— Taylor, Thomas (1758-1835)
The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries of Proclus; Surnamed, Platoâ€™s Successor, on the First Book of Euclidâ€™s Elements. And His Life by Marinus. Translated from the Greek. With a Preliminary Dissertation on the Platonic Doctrine of Ideas, &C. by Thomas Taylor. (London: Printed for the author: and sold by T. Payne and Son; B. White and Son; L. Davis; J. Robson; T. Cadell; Leigh and Co. G. Nicol; R. Faulder; and T. and J. Egerton, 1788-89). <Link to ESTC>