E 316K - Blake - William Blake (1757-1827) William Pitt,...

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William Blake (1757-1827)
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William Pitt, The Younger (1759-1806)
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George III (1738-1820)
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James Gillray (1795)
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The Fall of the Bastille (1789)
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (1789)
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Introduction, Songs of Innocence Piping down the valleys wild Piping songs of pleasant glee On a cloud I saw a child. And he laughing said to me. Pipe a song about a Lamb; So I piped with merry chear, Piper pipe that song again-- So I piped, he wept to hear. Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe Sing thy songs of happy chear, So I sung the same again While he wept with joy to hear. Piper sit thee down and write In a book that all may read-- So he vanish’d from my sight. And I pluck’d a hollow reed. And I made a rural pen, And I stain’d the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Ever child may joy to hear
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The Lamb, Songs of Innocence Little Lamb who made thee Dost thou know who made thee By the stream & o’er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Safest clothing wooly bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice! Little Lamb who made thee Dost thou know who made thee Little Lamb I’ll tell thee, Little Lamb I’ll tell thee! He is called by thy name, For he calls himself a Lamb; He became a little child: We are called by his name. Little Lamb God bless thee. Little Lamb God bless thee.
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The Blossom, Songs of Innocence Merry Merry Sparrow Under leaves so green A happy Blossom Sees you swift as arrow Seek your cradle narrow Near my Bosom. Pretty Pretty Robin Under leaves so green A happy Blossom Hears you sobbing sobbing Pretty Pretty Robin Near my Bosom.
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The Chimney Sweeper, Songs of Innocence When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue, Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep. Theres little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curl’d like a lamb’s back, was shav’d, so I said. Hush Tom never mind it, for when your head’s bare,
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course E 316K taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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