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Seig Miaow!…

With thanks to reader AW, Cats That Look Like Hitler.

As we’re working our whiskers, we might send birthday rhymes to William Blake, the British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books… and who was born on this date in 1757.  Of her husband, Mrs. Blake observed, “I have very little of Mr Blake’s company. He is always in Paradise.”

Poetry fetter’d Fetters the Human Race
Nations are Destroy’d or Flourish in proportion as
Their Poetry, Painting and Music are Destroy’d or Flourish:
The primeval state of Man was Wisdom, Art and Science.

-William Blake, Jerusalem

Thomas Phillips’ Portrait of William Blake

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November 28, 2008 at 1:01 am

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