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

Poems from Letters

To Mrs. Butts

WIFE of the friend of those I most revere,

Receive this tribute from a harp sincere;

Go on in virtuous seed-sowing on mould

Of human vegetation, and behold

Your harvest springing to eternal life,

Parent of youthful minds, and happy wife!