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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Poems from Letters
To Mrs. Butts
 
WIFE 1 of the friend of those I most revere,
Receive this tribute from a harp sincere;
Go on in virtuous seed-sowing on mould
Of human vegetation, and behold
Your harvest springing to eternal life,        5
Parent of youthful minds, and happy wife!
 
Note 1. To Mrs. Butts] These lines signed ‘W. B.’, which the author hopes Mrs. Butts ‘will excuse’, conclude the letter from which the preceding poem is taken. [back]
 
 
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