William Blake

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William Blake (1757-1827)

English poet and printmaker, or "Author & Printer," as he signed many of his books. Early works include Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1789), and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. His longer illustrated manuscripts, the prophecies, include America, Europe, and Asia (the "Continental Prophecies"); Jerusalem; Milton a Poem; and Urizen.