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William Blake (1757–1827). The Poetical Works. 1908.

Selections from ‘Milton’

[A River in Eden]

(Milton, f. 19, ll. 15–19.)

THERE is in Eden a sweet River of milk and liquid pearl

Nam’d Ololon, on whose mild banks dwelt those who Milton drove

Down into Ulro; and they wept in long-resounding song

For seven days of Eternity, and the River’s living banks,

The mountains wail’d, and every plant that grew, in solemn sighs, lamented.