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Selected Poetry of William Blake (1757-1827)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Image of William Blake

Index to poems

And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic mills?
        (Milton: And did those feet in ancient time, 7-8)
  1. Ah! Sun-flower
  2. America: A Prophecy (excerpt)
  3. Auguries of Innocence (excerpt)
  4. The Book of Thel
  5. The Book of Urizen (excerpt)
  6. The Chimney Sweeper: A little black thing among the snow
  7. The Chimney Sweeper: When my mother died I was very young
  8. The Clod and the Pebble
  9. The Divine Image
  10. A Divine Image
  11. Earth's Answer
  12. Europe: A Prophecy (excerpt)
  13. The Four Zoas (excerpt)
  14. The French Revolution (excerpt)
  15. The Garden of Love
  16. The Grey Monk (excerpt)
  17. Holy Thursday: Is this a holy thing to see
  18. Holy Thursday: 'Twas on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean
  19. I Heard an Angel
  20. I Saw a Chapel
  21. Infant Joy
  22. Infant Sorrow
  23. Introduction to the Songs of Experience
  24. Introduction to the Songs of Innocence
  25. Jerusalem: England! awake! awake! awake! (excerpt)
  26. Jerusalem: I see the Four-fold Man, The Humanity in deadly sleep (excerpt)
  27. The Lamb
  28. The Little Black Boy
  29. The Little Vagabond
  30. London
  31. Mad Song
  32. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (excerpt)
  33. Milton: And did those feet in ancient time (excerpt)
  34. Milton: But in the Wine-presses the Human Grapes Sing not nor Dance (excerpt)
  35. Milton: The Sky is an Immortal Tent Built by the Sons of Los (excerpt)
  36. Never Seek to Tell thy Love
  37. A Poison Tree
  38. The Sick Rose
  39. Silent, Silent Night
  40. The Smile
  41. Song: How sweet I roam'd from field to field
  42. Song: Memory, hither come
  43. Song: My silks and fine array
  44. To the Muses
  45. The Tyger


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Blake
Birth date: 28 November 1757
Death date: 12 August 1827
Nationality: English
Family relations
          wife: Catherine Blake (from 1782)
Language: English
Education
          Par's drawing school, Strand: 1767
          Royal Academy: 1778
Literary period: Romantic
Occupation: Engraver
Residences
          Golden Square: 1757
          Leicester Fields: 1782
          Lambeth: 1793
          Felpham: 1800
          London: 1803
Cause of death: biliary cirrhosis
Buried at: Bunhill Fields, Finsbury
First RPO edition: 1997