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WILLIAM BLAKE

BY JAMES THOMSON
 
He came to the desert of London town
  Gray miles long;
He wandered up and he wandered down,
  Singing a quiet song.

He came to the desert of London town,

  Mirk miles broad;
He wandered up and he wandered down,
  Ever alone with God.

There were thousands and thousands of human kind
  In this desert of brick and stone;
But some were deaf and some were blind,
  And he was there alone.
At length the good hour came; he died
  As he had lived, alone.
He was not missed from the desert wide;
  Perhaps he was found at the throne.

 

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