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 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...
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
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 Ann Oakley
A Note about the Title explains what she means by Jerusalem: a land we aspire to live in, regardless of the fact that we're unlikely to even make it.
Oakley, Ann. Telling the Truth about Jerusalem. Basil Blackwell.
AO describes the importance of...
Intertextuality and Influence Ruth Pitter
Pitter lets loose what she calls her bawdy side in On Cats, as well as opening small subjects onto large vistas. Three tomcats in a dark garden, by a dreadful tree, enact a witches'...
Intertextuality and Influence Evelyn Sharp
She opens with a disquisition on herself as being not a good traveller: easily seasick, not brave, and lacking a sense of direction. However, she says, her reminiscences are selected, to leap over the intervening...
Intertextuality and Influence Sylvia Kantaris
The final spin is represented by 8 Home-Computer Terminal, which concludes with a startling evocation of Blake : Rose, thou art sick; a fatal error bugs thy memory banks.SK 's website demonstrates (as...
Intertextuality and Influence Constance Smedley
Jessica and her younger brother, Edgar, both respond with ecstasy to an offer to borrow books they have not already read (William Morris , William Blake , [a]nd people I don't know; and books...
Intertextuality and Influence Judith Kazantzis
Sister Invention is a new name for or new concept of that creative power that has sometimes been called the Muse, which recalls the way St Francis would address non-human beings as brothers. JK writes...


1783: John Flaxman and the Rev. A. S. Mathew paid...

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John Flaxman and the Rev. A. S. Mathew paid for the printing (not publication) of William Blake 's first book, Poetical Sketches.

1789: William Blake published the first of his...

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William Blake published the first of his engraved books of lyrics, Songs of Innocence.

May 1809: William Blake's exhibition of his own work...

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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.

1826-7: William Blake published his last work as...

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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...

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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...

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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)...


Blake, William. “Introduction”. Jerusalem, Selected Poems, and Prose, edited by Hazard Adams, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970, p. v - xix.
Blake, William. The Poetical Works of William Blake. Editor Sampson, John, Oxford University Press, 1914.