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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. III. The Eighteenth Century: Addison to Blake
 
Extracts from Poetical Sketches: Song: ‘Memory, hither come’
By William Blake (1757–1827)
 
MEMORY, hither come
  And tune your merry notes;
And while upon the wind
  Your music floats,
I ’ll pore upon the stream        5
Where sighing lovers dream,
And fish for fancies as they pass
Within the watery glass.
 
I ’ll drink of the clear stream,
  And hear the linnet’s song,        10
And there I ’ll lie and dream
  The day along;
And when night comes I ’ll go
To places fit for woe,
Walking along the darkened valley,        15
With silent Melancholy.
 
 
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