J.P. Earls wrote:
> Sayers gives her understanding of this:" My own conjecture (for it can
> be no more than that) is that what Statius beholds upon the Car is not
> Beatrice, but whatever is, for him, the personal God-bearing image;
> and that his experience is here as private from Dante as Dante's is
> from him." (p. 327).
And back to "Voice of the Thunder" we have Eliot's note:
Also F. H. Bradley, 'Appearance and Reality,' p. 346.
My external sensations are no less private to
myself than are my thoughts or my feelings. In
either case my experience falls within my own
circle, a circle closed on the outside; and, with
all its elements alike, every sphere is opaque
to the others which surround it. . . . In brief,
regarded as an existence which appears in a
soul, the whole world for each is peculiar and
private to that soul.