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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From To Morning

William Blake (1757–1827)
 
LO 1 where the Virgin veiléd in airy beams,
All-holy Morn, in splendor awakening,
  Heav’ns gate hath unbarrèd, the golden
    Aerial lattices set open.
 
With music endeth night’s prisoning terror,        5
With flow’ry incense: Haste to salute the sun,
  That for the day’s chase, like a huntsman,
    With flashing arms cometh o’er the mountain.
 
Note 1. This is Blake’s lines To Morning in ‘Poetical Sketches’ done into quantitive Alcaics for the chorus in ‘Demeter’ by R. Bridges. [back]
 
 
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