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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

VOLUME I.

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PORTRAIT OF BLAKE. From a Miniature by Linnell ....... Frontispiece. FROM “ AMERICA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv. 112

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» “JOB". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 291 THREE PLATES FROM JOB. Plate V. ................

Plate VIII. .............. 4

Plate XIV............... ib. Two only the centres the same size as the originals, and one reduced to

show border. These Plates are given in duplicate in the Series rendered

by Photolithography. FROM “JERUSALEM” ........ 27, 50, 51, 75, 186-7-8, 193-4, 209, 216 PLAQUE. From a Water-Colour Drawing. Very much reduced ...... 54 FROM ROSSETTI'S MS. Book . ........... 60, 89, 137, 172, 182

AN INDIAN-INK DRAWING ................ 91 “DAUGHTERS OF ALBION” ............. 98, 105, 241

BLAKE'S ENGRAVINGS (size and style imitated). ...... 99, 100-1-2-3 , A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE HOUSE IN PRESENT STATE. . . . . . . . . 154 » “MILTON” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

„ “ BLAIR'S GRAVE”................. 224, 362 CANTERBURY PILGRIMS. Reduced from Blake's large Plate. The Heads under it

done the size and in the style of the original ........ 230 FROM BLAKE'S OWN PENCIL DRAWINGS .......... 249-52-3-4, 318

» A PLATE (part of it) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 BLAKE's Own Wood-BLOCKS ................. 271

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From the “DESIGNS TO DANTE” . . .

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334 , MR. CUMBERLAND'S CARD-PLATE .............. 356 SIX PLATES IN COLOUR. One from “ AMERICA,” two from “EUROPE," and three

from the “ JERUSALEM," all reduced.

VOLUME II.

FROM DAUGHTERS OF ALBION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

DITTO .................... 268 THE BOOK OF JOB. Twenty-one Photo-lithographs from the Originals At end of Vol. Songs OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE. Sixteen of the Original Plates . . . ib.

DIRECTIONS TO BINDER.

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VOLUME I.

TO PACE PAGE
PORTRAIT. . . . . . . . . . . . Title
JOB-Plate VIII. . . . . . . . . . 4

, Plate XIV. to follow Plate VIII.
PLAGUE . . . . . . . . . . .
ALBION'S ANGEL” . . . . . . . . 112
FROM EUROPE . . . . . . .
SPIDER'S WEB . . . . . . ..

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“ JERUSALEM," Chap. IV. . . . . . . 182
“By SATAN'S WATCH-FIENDS” .

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THE CRUCIFIXION to follow ditto . . . . 194
CANTERBURY PILGRIMAGE .......
JOB-Plate V. . . . . . . . . . . 286

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FROM nearly all collections or beauties of "The
English Poets, catholic to demerit as these are,

tender of the expired and expiring reputations, one name has been hitherto perseveringly exiled. Encyclopædias ignore it. The Biographical Dictionaries furtively pass it on with inaccurate despatch, as having had some connexion with the Arts. With critics it has had but little better fortune. The Edinburgh Review, twenty-seven years ago, specified as a characteristic sin of 'partiality' in Allan Cunningham's pleasant Lives of British Artists, that he should have ventured to include this name, since its

possessor could (it seems) 'scarcely be considered a painter' at : all. And later, Mr. Leslie, in his Handbook for Young Painters,

dwells on it with imperfect sympathy for awhile, to dismiss it with scanty recognition.

Yet no less a contemporary than Wordsworth, a man little prone to lavish eulogy or attention on brother poets, spake in private of the Songs of Innocence and Experience of William Blake, as

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