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English 496: William Blake's Text and Art: Introduction

William Blake (1757-1827)

William Blake watercolor portrait   

Portrait of William Blake by Thomas Philips.
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"The Primeval State of Man was Wisdom, Art, and Science....
I rest not from my great task! To open the Eternal Worlds, to open the immortal Eyes
Of Man inwards into the Worlds of Thought: into Eternity. ...
I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Mans
I will not Reason & Compare: my business is to Create ..." (Jerusalem)

 

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