‘T was on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean,
The children walking two & two, in red & blue & green,
Grey-headed beadles walk’d before, with wands as white as snow,
Till into the high dome of Paul’s they like Thames’ waters flow.
O what a multitude they seem’d, 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 & girls raising their innocent hands.
Now like a mighty wind they raise to heaven the voice of song,
Or like harmonious thunderings the seats of Heaven among.
Beneath them sit the aged men, wise guardians of the poor;
Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door.
William Blake Poetry Books
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i) The Complete Works of Blake
ii) An Illustrated Blake
iii) Favourite Works of Blake.
Including Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence
- Poetry of Blake
- Songs of Innocence
- Songs of Experience
- Europe A Prophecy
- British Poets– List of British Poets
- British Poetry – Selection of poetry from the great British Poets