Friday, August 12, 2011

William Blake

I was looking through various quotes that I wrote down because they caught my eye and thought I would share some of them here. This bunch is mostly from William Blake.

"Oh, say what stranger cause, yet unexplored,
Could make a gentle belle reject a lord?" -- Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope

"Oh thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate,
Too soon dejected, and too soon elate." -- Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope

"Because I was happy upon the hearth,
And smil'd among the winter's snow;
They clothed me in the clothes of death,
And taught me to sing the notes of woe." -- The Chimney Sweeper, William Blake

"And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy." -- The Sick Rose, William Blake

"And her thorns were my only delight." -- My Pretty Rose Tree, William Blake

"And binding with briars my joys and desires." -- The Garden of Love, William Blake

"How the Chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackning Church appalls,
And the hapless Soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down Palace walls." -- London, William Blake

"Whate'er is Born of Mortal Birth
Must be Consumed with the Earth" -- To Tirzah, William Blake

"But Mercy changed Death into sleep," -- To Tirzah, William Blake

"Didst close my Tongue in senseless clay
And me to mortal Life betray." -- To Tirzah, William Blake

"Inaudible as dreams!" -- Frost at Midnight, Samuel Coleridge

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