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

Selections from ‘The Four Zoas’

[The Shade of Enitharmon]

(Four Zoas, Night VII, Revised Version, ll. 173–76.)

HER Shadow went forth and return’d. Now she was pale as snow,

When the mountains and hills are cover’d over, and the paths of men shut up;

But, when her Spirit return’d, as ruddy as a morning when

The ripe fruit blushes into joy in Heaven’s eternal halls.