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William Blake is a poet without parallel, who remains a source of wisdom and inspiration to countless individuals throughout the world.

This selection was commissioned in 1905 by the firm of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats, who had previously been one of the pioneer editors of Blake's prophetic books. Yeats, one of the few poets whose work could be compared with that of Blake, prepared a unique selection of his poetic and prose writings. There is no better way to encounter the work of one poetic genius than as it is presented by another, and Yeats understood Blake in a way few others did.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415289856
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Series: Routledge Classics Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

William Blake (1757-1827). Artist, poet, visionary and radical.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). One of the most significant poets of the modern age.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Routledge Classics Editionxi
Poetical Sketches
To Spring3
To Summer3
To Autumn4
To Winter5
To the Evening Star5
To Morning6
Song.--How Sweet I Roamed6
Song.--My Silks and Fine Array7
Song.--Love and Harmony Combine7
Song.--I Love the Jocund Dance8
Song.--Memory, Hither Come9
Mad Song.--The Wild Winds Weep9
Song.--Fresh from the Dewy Hill10
Song.--When Early Morn11
To the Muses12
An Imitation of Spenser12
Blind-Man's Buff14
King Edward the Third16
Songs of Innocence
The Shepherd47
The Echoing Green48
The Lamb49
The Little Black Boy49
The Blossom50
The Chimney-Sweeper51
The Little Boy Lost52
The Little Boy Found52
Laughing Song52
A Cradle Song53
The Divine Image54
Holy Thursday55
Nurse's Song58
Infant Joy58
A Dream59
On Another's Sorrow59
Songs of Experience
Earth's Answer65
The Clod and the Pebble66
Holy Thursday67
The Little Girl Lost67
The Little Girl Found69
The Chimney-Sweeper71
Nurse's Song71
The Sick Rose72
The Fly72
The Angel73
The Tiger73
My Pretty Rose Tree74
Ah, Sunflower75
The Lily75
The Garden of Love75
The Little Vagabond76
The Human Abstract77
Infant Sorrow78
A Poison Tree78
A Little Boy Lost79
A Little Girl Lost79
A Divine Image81
A Cradle Song81
The Schoolboy82
To Tirzah83
The Voice of the Ancient Bard83
Ideas of Good and Evil
The Wild Flower's Song87
Auguries of Innocence88
Young Love88
The Birds88
The Land of Dreams89
To Mr. Butts90
To My Dear Friend, Mrs. Anna Flaxman92
The Pilgrim93
The Gates of Paradise97
A Song of Sorrow100
In a Myrtle Shade100
Freedom and Captivity100
The Two Thrones101
The Two Kinds of Riches102
Smile and Frown102
Night and Day103
The Two Songs103
Thames and Ohio104
The Defiled Sanctuary104
The Grey Monk105
The Everlasting Gospel107
To Old Nobodaddy116
Barren Blossom116
Love's Secret117
The Will and the Way117
The Thistles and Thorns118
The Golden Net119
The Crystal Cabinet120
The Mental Traveller121
Spectre and Emanation124
William Bond127
Old English Hospitality131
Los the Terrible131
Dedication of the Designs to Blair's "Grave"134
For a Picture of the Last Judgment135
Couplets and Fragments135
The Prophetic Books
The Book of Thel157
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell162
Visions of the Daughters of Albion178
From "Vala"198
The Song of Enitharmon198
Universal Humanity199
From "Jerusalem"200
I.To the Public200
II.To the Jews201
III.To the Deists204
IV.To the Christian205
From the Poem itself208
From "Milton"211
Prose Fragments
On His Picture of the Canterbury Pilgrims217
Minute Knowledge231
The Nature of a Last Judgment232
Why Men Enter Heaven233
Learning Without Imagination233
Form and Substance Are One233
Good and Evil234
The Clearness of Vision234
Outline in Art and Life235
The Trees of Knowledge and of Life235
There Is No Natural Religion, I, II236

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