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Songs of Innocence was the first of Blake's illuminated books published in 1789. It is a cheerful and optimistic volume which concerns itself with such themes as springtime, children's games, the freedom of the human spirit, and a kind and loving God.
The poems and artwork were reproduced by copperplate engraving and colored with washes by hand.
William Blake (1757 - 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
The Echoing Green
The Little Black Boy
The Little Boy Lost
The Little Boy Found
A Cradle Song
The Divine Image
On Another's Sorrow