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

Poetical Sketches

To Morning

O HOLY virgin! clad in purest white,

Unlock heav’n’s golden gates, and issue forth;

Awake the dawn that sleeps in heaven; let light

Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring

The honey’d dew that cometh on waking day.

O radiant morning, salute the sun

Rous’d like a huntsman to the chase, and with

Thy buskin’d feet appear upon our hills.