The Life of William Blake

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John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1907 - 533 páginas
Because of the limited printings of William Blake's works and his idiosyncratic philosophy, Blake was largely unknown during his lifetime. Published nearly 40 years after Blake's death, this book helped cement the poet's reputation in the late 19th century and onward. Gilchrist gives a biography of the great artist and also typesets many of Blake's poems for the first time. As the first standard text on Blake, Gilchrist's book became the foundation of the extensive scholarship on Blake that would continue throughout the Romantic Age.
 

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Página 314 - I hear! —But there's a Tree, of many one, A single Field which I have looked upon, Both of them speak of something that is gone: The Pansy at my feet Doth the same tale repeat: Whither is fled the visionary gleam? Where is it now, the glory and the dream?
Página 396 - And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night : for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
Página 79 - Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence.
Página 172 - What to others a trifle appears Fills me full of smiles or tears For double the vision my Eyes do see And a double vision is always with me With my inward Eye tis an old Man grey With my outward a Thistle across my way "If thou goest back...
Página 171 - I hear a voice, you cannot hear, Which says, I must not stay; I see a hand, you cannot see, Which beckons me away.
Página 275 - Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house ; and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
Página 194 - He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the Scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer...
Página 83 - If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up till he sees all things thro
Página 80 - The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are portions of eternity too great for the eye of man.
Página 453 - The Strong Man represents the human sublime. The Beautiful Man represents the human pathetic, which was in the wars of Eden divided into male and female. The Ugly Man represents the human reason. They were originally one man, who was fourfold; he was self-divided, and his real humanity slain on the stems of generation, and the form of the fourth was like the Son of God.

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