William Blake Quotes

Every thing that lives Lives not alone nor for itself.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. The Book of Thel (Plate 3, 1. 26-27). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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A dog starved at his master's gate Predicts the ruin of the state.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Auguries of Innocence, l. 9-10, Poems from the Pickering Manuscript (c. 1803), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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She saw the couches of the dead, and where the fibrous root Of every heart on earth infixes deep its restless twists:
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. The Book of Thel (Plate 6, l. 3-4). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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He who shall teach the Child to Doubt The rotting Grave shall ne'er get out.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. Auguries of Innocence (l. 87-88). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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"O life of this our Spring! why fades the lotus of the water? Why fade these children of the Spring,born but to smile and fall?
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. The Book of Thel (Plate 1, l. 1-4). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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A dog starv'd at his Master's Gate Predicts the ruin of the State.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. Auguries of Innocence (l. 9-10). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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Does the Eagle know what is in the pit Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? Can wisdom be put in a silver rod, Or love in a golden bowl?
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. The Book of Thel (Plate 1, l. 1-4). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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The strongest poison ever known Came from Caesar's laurel crown.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Auguries of Innocence, l. 97-8, Poems from the Pickering Manuscript (c. 1803), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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Why a tender curb upon the youthful burning boy? Why a little curtain of flesh on the bed of our desire?"
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. The Book of Thel (Plate 6, l. 19-20). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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The harlot's cry from street to street Shall weave old England's winding sheet.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Auguries of Innocence, l. 115-6, Keynes (1957).
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