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" Thames waters flow. O what a multitude they seemed, these flowers of London town! Seated in companies they sit, with radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent... "
STORIES FROM MY ATTIC - Page 20
1869
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Volume 1

1918 - 4009 pages
...radiance.all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands. Now like...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. William Blake [1757-1827! A STORY FOR A CHILD LITTLE one, come to my knee! Hark, how the rain is pouring...
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A Book of English Verse on Infancy and Childhood

Leonard Southerden Wood - 1921 - 365 pages
...radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands. Now like...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. HOLY THURSDAY (In Songs of Experience) Is this a holy thing to see In a rich and fruitful land, Babes...
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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the ..., Volume 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - 1922 - 401 pages
...radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands. Now like...pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. The poem reveals Blake's ability to take a subject from common life and to depict it in lines that are...
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The School of Poetry: An Anthology Chosen for Young Readers

Alice Meynell - 1923 - 241 pages
...radiance all their own ; The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands. Now,...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. WILLIAM BLAKE. THE TIGER TIGER, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand...
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The Manchester Quarterly, Volume 27

1908
...radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls, raising their innocent hands. Now...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. An essay might be filled with instances of Blake's poignancy when touching upon the woes of the poor...
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Critical History of English Literature, Volume 1

David Daiches - 1969 - 800 pages
...Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands. 866 BLAKE, WORDSWORTH, AND COLERIDGE Now like a mighty wind they raise to heaven the voice...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. Here the conclusion makes explicit the moral, as happens more than once in these poems: For Mercy has...
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Vision and Disenchantment: Blake's Songs and Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads

Heather Glen, Senior Lecturer Faculty of English Cambridge University and Fellow of New Hall Heather Glen - 1983 - 399 pages
...transcendent force of 'Pity', which is at their centre, is also central in Songs of Innocence: 'Then like a mighty wind they raise to heaven the voice of song', 'Then cherish pity; lest you drive an angel from your door.' Here, at the end of 'London', their evocation...
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake - 1994 - 209 pages
...radiance all their own The hum of multitudes was there but multitudes of lambs Thousands of little boys & girls raising their innocent hands Now like a mighty...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door 19 -**fei..' "^"ftriZK**1- ''' . ilwtf on Allchriteurf 'Mr/'CiMi. *••*^:•^^^s^s^^r^,...
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Blake: Prophet Against Empire

David V. Erdman - 1991 - 582 pages
...of song Or like harmonious thunderings the seats of heavn among Beneath them sit the revrend men the guardians of the poor Then cherish pity lest you drive an angel from your door After this recital the Islanders sit "silent for a quarter of an hour" — not, as some will have it,...
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Canti dell'innocenza e dell'esperienza

William Blake - 1993 - 154 pages
...all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys & girls raising their innocent hands. Now like a mighty...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. Una prima stesura di questa poesia si trova nel romanzo burlesco di Blake, An Island in the Moon (1784-85)....
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