Blake, Donne, and death

Davies, Damian Walford
March 1996
Notes & Queries;Mar96, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
Presents information on William Blake's memorable and quotable response to the news of the death of John Flaxman, who he had addressed in a letter dated September 21st, 1800, as a `Sublime Archangel, My Friend and Companion from Eternity.' Reference to `The Gates of Paradise (1793),' by Blake; Blake's view of death; Blake's familiarity with Donne's philosophical poetry.


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