Book Description: The Oxford Poetry Library series offers compact and fully annotated editions of some of the most important and best-loved English poets. Ideal for anyone interested in the eloquently wrought observations and thoughts of some of the English language's greatest writers, The Oxford Poetry Library should find a welcome place on the bookshelves of all lovers of literature.
Beginning his career as an engraver, it was not until his thirties that William Blake distinguished himself as a poet. This 1994 edition of Blake's verse, presented in chronological order, encompasses Blake's entire career, from his early Poetical Sketches and There is No Natural Religion through his best known work Songs of Innocence, part of his beautiful series of poetry in lyric and blank verse, to his later works Jerusalem and The Everlasting Gospel. Representing the full range of Blake's accomplishements as a poet, this outstanding volume highlights the extraordinarily diverse achievments of his remarkable poetic oeuvre.
Lyrics from Poetical Sketches (1783); King Edward the Third; Lyrics of c. 1784; All Religions Are One; There is No Natural Religion; Tiriel; From Blake's Annotations to Swedenborg; The Book of Thel; Songs of Innocence; The Marriage of Heaven and Hell; Visions of the Daughters of Albion; America, a Prophecy; From Blake's Annotations to Boyd's Dante; ; To my friend Butts; With happiness stretched across the hills; Manuscript lyrics of the Felpham years; Milton (extracts); Auguries of Innocence; Jerusalem; The Everlasting Gospel; From Blake's annotations to Berkeley's Siris; Late Lyrics.