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Blake and Goethe were individualists par excellence, uncompromisingly protective of their single vision. In both Faust Part II and ...
...stare into the lake of sunset as it runs
boiling, over the west past all control
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William Blake cursed the flesh for a clod,
Yet of some of his sayings we Moderns have heard tell:
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MR. BLAKE,--I received your letter just as I was rushing to Fire Island beach to recover what remained of Margaret Fuller, and rea ...
The roaring alongside he takes for granted,
and that every so often the world is bound to shake.
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His berd as any sowe or fox was reed,
And therto brood, as though it were a spade.
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Now welcom, somer, with thy sonne softe,
That hast this wintres wedres overshake,
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The philosophic mind inclines always to an elaborate life--the life of Goethe or of Leonardo da Vinci; but the life of the poet is ...
Blake is very much like Beethoven in his artistic independence and universality. Like Beethoven, he is a pioneer Romantic of that ...
It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits--like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing b ...
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