William Blake

William Blake

1757 - 1827

English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake was largely disregarded during his lifetime. However, he is nowadays recognized as the earliest and most original of all Romantic poets.

Blake was unfairly considered mad by his contemporaries for his eccentric views on society. He was politically influenced by the French and American Revolutions and was hostile to almost all forms of "organized" religion.

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And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of... [+]

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Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee,
Gave thee life and bid thee feed
By the... [+]

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O Rose thou art sick:
The invisible worm,
That flies in the night
In the howling storm,

Has ... [+]

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I wander thro' each charter'd street,
Near where the charter'd Thames does flow,
And mark in every... [+]

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Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
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I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it... [+]