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William Blake

William Blake

1757 - 1827William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. While he lived in London his entire life, except for three years spent in Felpham, he produced a diverse and symbolically rich collection of works, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "human existence itself".Read more on Wikipedia


A Cradle Song
A Divine Image
A Dream
A Little Boy Lost
A Little Girl Lost
A Poison Tree
A Song
A Song Of Liberty
A War Song To Englishmen
Ah Sunflower
An Imitation Of Spenser
And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time
Auguries Of Innocence
Blind Man's Buff
Broken Love
But In The Wine-Presses The Human Grapes Sing Not Nor Dance
Divine Image
Earth's Answer
England! Awake! Awake! Awake!
Fair Elanor
From Milton: And did those feet
Gwin King of Norway
Hear The Voice Of The Bard
Holy Thursday
How Sweet I Roam'd
I Heard An Angel
I Rose Up At The Dawn Of Day
I Saw A Chapel
I See The Four-fold Man
If It Is True What The Prophets Write
Infant Joy
Infant Sorrow
Introduction To Songs Of Experience
Introduction To Songs Of Innocence
Jerusalem: I See The Four-fold Man, The Humanity In Deadly Sleep
Laughing Song
Love And Harmony
Love's Secret
Mad Song
Milton: And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time
Mock On, Mock On, Voltaire, Rousseau
My Pretty Rose Tree
My Spectre Around Me
My Spectre Around Me Night And Day
Never Seek To Tell Thy Love
Now Art Has Lost Its Mental Charms
Nurse's Song
On Another's Sorrow
Piping Down The Valleys Wild
Preludium To America
Preludium To Europe
Proverbs Of Hell
Reeds Of Innocence
Several Questions Answered
Silent, Silent Night
Sleep! Sleep! Beauty Bright
Song: Memory, Hither Come
The Angel
The Angel That Presided O'er My Birth
The Birds
The Blossom
The Book Of Urizen (excerpts)
The Book Of Urizen (Excerpts)
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter I
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter II
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter III
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter IV
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter IX
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter V
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter VI
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter VII
The Book Of Urizen: Chapter VIII
The Book Of Urizen: Preludium
The Caverns Of The Grave I've Seen
The Chimney Sweeper
The Chimney Sweeper (Songs Of Innocence )
The Chimney-Sweeper
The Chimney-sweeper (Songs Of Experience )
The Clod And The Pebble
The Crystal Cabinet
The Divine Image
The Echoing Green
The Everlasting Gospel
The Fly
The Four Zoas (Excerpt)
The French Revolution (Excerpt)
The Garden Of Love
The Grey Monk
The Human Abstract
The Lamb
The Land Of Dreams
The Lily
The Little Black Boy
The Little Boy Found
The Little Boy Lost
The Little Girl Found
The Little Girl Lost
The Little Vagabond
The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
The New Jerusalem
The Question Answered
The Schoolboy
The Shepherd
The Sick Rose
The Sky Is An Immortal Tent Built By The Sons Of Los
The Song Of Los
The Tiger
The Two Songs
The Tyger
The Voice Of The Ancient Bard
The Wild Flower's Song
Thel's Motto
Three Things To Remember
To Autumn
To Morning
To Spring
To Summer
To The Accuser Who Is The God Of This World
To The Evening Star
To The Muses
To Thomas Butts
To Tirzah
To Winter
When Klopstock England Defied
Why Art Thou Silent And Invisible
Why Should I Care For The Men Of Thames
Why Was Cupid A Boy
You Don't Believe