Quotation by William Blake

How have you left the ancient love
That bards of old enjoyed in you!
The languid strings do scarcely move!
The sound is forced, the notes are few!
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, mystic. To the Muses (l. 13–16). . .

The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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