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" Thames waters flow. O what a multitude they seemed, these flowers of London town! Seated in companies they sit, with radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent... "
Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ... - Page 262
by George Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford - 1880
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A Book of English Verse on Infancy and Childhood

Children in literature - 1921 - 365 pages
...companies they sit with radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. HOLY THURSDAY (In Songs of Experience) Is this a holy thing to see In a rich and fruitful land, Babes...
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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the ..., Volume 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - Children in literature - 1922 - 401 pages
...companies they sit with radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. The poem reveals Blake's ability to take a subject from common life and to depict it in lines that...
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The Manchester Quarterly, Volume 27

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1908
...companies they sit, with radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls, raising their...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. An essay might be filled with instances of Blake's poignancy when touching upon the woes of the poor...
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English Romantic Poets : Modern Essays in Criticism: Modern Essays in Criticism

M. H. Abrams Cornell University - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 496 pages
...companies they sit with radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent...raise to heaven the voice of song, Or like harmonious thunderiags the seats of Heavens among. Beneath them sit the aged men, wise guardians of the poor;...
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Critical History of English Literature, Volumes 1-4

Daiches David - 1969 - 800 pages
...Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands. 866 BLAKE, WORDSWORTH, AND COLERIDGE Now like a mighty wind they raise to heaven the voice...cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. Here the conclusion makes explicit the moral, as happens more than once in these poems: For Mercy has...
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Vision and Disenchantment: Blake's Songs and Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads

Heather Glen - English poetry - 1983 - 399 pages
...transcendent force of 'Pity', which is at their centre, is also central in Songs of Innocence: 'Then like a mighty wind they raise to heaven the voice of song', 'Then cherish pity; lest you drive an angel from your door.' Here, at the end of 'London', their evocation...
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake - Poetry - 1994 - 209 pages
The core of William Blake's vision, his greatness as one of the British Romantics, is most fully expressed in his Illuminated Books, masterworks of art and text intertwined and ...
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Blake: Prophet Against Empire

David V. Erdman - Art - 1977 - 582 pages
...of song Or like harmonious thunderings the seats of heavn among Beneath them sit the revrend men the guardians of the poor Then cherish pity lest you drive an angel from your door After this recital the Islanders sit "silent for a quarter of an hour" not, as some will have it,...
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Romantic Poetry: Recent Revisionary Criticism

Karl Kroeber, Gene W. Ruoff - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 508 pages
...transcendent force of 'Pity', which is at their centre, is also central in Songs of Innocence: 'Then like a mighty wind they raise to heaven the voice of song'. 'Then cherish pity; lest you drive an angel from your door.' Here, at the end of 'London', their evocation...
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