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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Hear the Voice
By William Blake (1757–1827)
 
HEAR the voice of the Bard!
Who Present, Past, and Future, sees;
Whose ears have heard
The Holy Word
That walk’d among the ancient trees,        5
 
Calling the lapsèd Soul,
And weeping in the evening dew;
That might control
The starry pole,
And fallen fallen light renew!        10
 
‘O Earth, O Earth, return!
Arise from out the dewy grass;
Night is worn,
And the morn
Rises from the slumberous mass.        15
 
‘Turn away no more;
Why wilt thou turn away?
The starry floor,
The watery shore,
Is given thee till the break of day.’        20
 
 
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