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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Selections from ‘Jerusalem’
[Man’s Spectre]
 
(Jerusalem, f. 41 [lines engraved in reverse on scroll].)

EACH 1 Man is in his Spectre’s power
Until the arrival of that hour,
When his Humanity awake,
And cast his Spectre into the Lake.
 
Note 1. Man’s Spectre] In the original draft on p. 12 of the Rossetti MS. this quatrain was at first written:
This world is in the Spectre’s power
Until the arrival of that hour,
Until Humanity awake,
And cast his own Spectre in the Lake—
followed by the unfinished stanza.
And there to Eternity aspire
The Selfhood in a flame of fire;
Till then the Lamb of God …
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