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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
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The sword sung on the barren heath
 
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THE SWORD sung on the barren heath,
The sickle in the fruitful field:
The sword he sung a song of death,
But could not make the sickle yield.
 
 
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