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

Selections from ‘Milton’

[Whitefield and Wesley]

(Milton, f. 20, l. 61–f. 22, l. 5.)

HE sent his two Servants, Whitefield and Wesley: were they Prophets,

Or were they Idiots or Madmen?—Show us Miracles!

Can you have greater Miracles than these? Men who devote

Their life’s whole comfort to entire scorn and injury and death?

Awake! thou sleeper on the Rock of Eternity, Albion, awake!

The trumpet of Judgement hath twice sounded: all Nations are awake,

But thou art still heavy and dull. Awake, Albion, awake!