William Blake

Standard Name: Blake, William


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Cultural formation Mary Butts
MB 's family owned a total of thirty-four Blake watercolours, portraits, and sketches, and several of his engravings, which were housed at Salterns. These were a source of poetic inspiration for MB ; she felt...
Education Evelyn Underhill
She did not take advantage of her opportunity to study theology while at the Anglican foundation of King's, but became interested in religion through reading philsophy and poetry from her father's library. Plotinus , St Augustine
Education Adrienne Rich
The girls' father also had a strong influence on their education, as he was determined that Adrienne would be a poet and Cynthia would be a novelist. The girls had the run of the family...
Education Storm Jameson
While at Leeds University, SJ served as Secretary of the Women's Representative Council of the Student Union, met her future husband Charles Douglas Clarke (also a student), and wrote an undergraduate thesis on Blake ...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Butts
His forebears had strong links with the artistic world. While he himself was a friend of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti , Mary's great-grandfather, Captain Thomas Butts , had been a patron of William Blake
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Horovitz
They had met in 1960 when Frances joined a group of Blake admirers involved with Michael's radical magazine, New Departures, which he had founded in 1959 and which he published and edited. New Departures
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Ridler
Anne Bradby (later AR ) was still at school when she first met Charles Williams , the poet, Christian apologist, novelist, playwright and essayist, who was a friend of her headmistress, and came to lecture...
Friends, Associates Charlotte Smith
William Hayley helped CS publish her first book. Her biographer Loraine Fletcher thinks she faked a sudden attack of illness, in the wake of her husband's imprisonment and release, in order to drop in at...
Friends, Associates Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL was for most of her adult life a good friend of Sydney Morgan , to whom she confided many stories of her childhood and youth, which Morgan preserved in her diaries. She later helped...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Kelty
Her narratives of these emotional involvements lead her into analysis of the different effects of love on the two sexes. This analysis is founded on two women writers (identifiable although she does not name them)...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Letitia Barbauld
Literary admirers of the hymns included Hannah More , Anna Seward , and Elizabeth Carter , who found some passages amazingly sublime.
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
The innumerable children who loved and later remembered them included Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
Intertextuality and Influence Sophia King
The contents are part new, part reprinted. SK notes this in Remarks of the Author, which admits the claims of good taste but declares that fantastic imagination too has its place. She writes in...
Intertextuality and Influence Katharine Tynan
KT stays with Irish mythology in The Fairy Babe, about a mother whose baby has been replaced by fairies with a changeling child. She figures Ireland in the body of the generous Kathleen who...
Intertextuality and Influence Kathleen Raine
For KR , poetic tradition was that of the major romantic poets, headed by Blake and followed by Coleridge , Yeats , and Edwin Muir . She was at Girton when a generation of Cambridge...
Intertextuality and Influence Florence Farr
A series of reviews by others precedes Farr's own account of her musical recitations. These experiments in verse performance began as illustrations of Yeats's theories of the music and rhythm of spoken verse, but Farr...


John Flaxman and the Rev. A. S. Mathew paid for the printing (not publication) of William Blake 's first book, Poetical Sketches.
William Blake published the first of his engraved books of lyrics, Songs of Innocence.
May 1809
William Blake 's exhibition of his own work opened at 28 Broad Street (his brother James's house); though scheduled to close in September, it ran until 2 June 1810.
William Blake published his last work as an engraver: illustrations to Dante 's Divine Comedy.
By 4 January 1868
William Blake : A Critical Essay by Algernon Charles Swinburne appeared.
After 6 February 1918
Sir Hubert Parry wrote his musical setting for William Blake 's Jerusalem to celebrate women's victory in the suffrage struggle: this fact is not (unlike the music, which is now as famous as the poem)...