By William Blake

ISBN-10: 0203995058

ISBN-13: 9780203995051

ISBN-10: 041528984X

ISBN-13: 9780415289849

William Blake is a poet with no parallel, who remains a resource of knowledge and concept to numerous contributors in the course of the international.

This choice was once commissioned in 1905 by means of the enterprise of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats, who had formerly been one of many pioneer editors of Blake's prophetic books. Yeats, one of many few poets whose paintings might be in comparison with that of Blake, ready a distinct collection of his poetic and prose writings. there isn't any higher strategy to come upon the paintings of 1 poetic genius than because it is gifted by way of one other, and Yeats understood Blake in a manner few others did.

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19 20 poetical sketches  O my good Lord, true wisdom drops like honey From your tongue, as from a worshipped oak! Forgive, my Lords, my talkative youth, that speaks Not merely what my narrow observation has Pick’d up, but what I have concluded from your lessons. Now, by the Queen’s advice, I ask your leave To dine to-morrow with the Mayor of London; If I obtain your leave, I have another boon To ask, which is, the favour of your company. I fear Lord Percy will not give me leave.  Dear Sir, a prince should always keep his state, And grant his favours with a sparing hand, Or they are never rightly valuèd.

He wrote also a very long poem called “Vala” somewhere between 1797 and 1804 or 1805, but did not publish it, probably because he shrank from the labour and expense. It is the most splendid, as well as the longest, of his mystical works, and was published by Mr. E. J. ” A conception of its luxuriant beauty can be got from the passages quoted in this volume. There is record too of a “Bible of Hell,” and of this the title-page remains; of an unfinished poem called “The French Revolution,” which was printed in the ordinary way, by a certain Johnston of St.

The world of men are like the numerous stars That beam and twinkle in the depth of night, 17 18 poetical sketches Each clad in glory according to his sphere; But we, that wander from our native seats And beam forth lustre on a darkling world, Grow larger as we advance: and some perhaps, The most obscure at home, that scarce were seen To twinkle in their sphere, may so advance That the astonished world, with upturned eyes, Regardless of the moon, and those that once were bright, Stand only for to gaze upon their splendour.

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