When this Translation was begun, more than two years ago, for my own pleasure, in leisure hours, I had no knowledge of the difficulty I should find in the work, nor any thought of ever having it printed; but as "Gli Eroici Furori" of Giordano Bruno has never appeared in English, I decided to publish that portion of it which I have finished.
I wish to thank those friends who have so kindly looked over my work from time to time, and given me their help in the choice of words and phrases. I must, moreover, confess that I am keenly alive to the shortcomings and defects of this Translation.
I have used the word "Enthusiasts" in the title, rather than "Enthusiasms," because it seemed to me more appropriate.
FOLKSTONE, September 1887.
Page 3, line 10, for "also mother" read "also my mother." Page 47, line 9, for "poisons" read "poison."