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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
Poems from the Rossetti MS.: Later Poems
TO 1 find the Western path,
Right thro’ the Gates of Wrath
I urge my way;
Sweet Mercy leads me on
With soft rependant moan:        5
I see the break of day.
The war of swords and spears,
Melted by dewy tears,
Exhales on high;
The Sun is freed from fears,        10
And with soft grateful tears
Ascends the sky.
Note 1. Morning] 4–6 Or (Since the original is without punctuation) quaere read:
Sweet Mercy leads me on;
With soft repentant moan
I see the break of day.
It may also here be pointed out that the accuracy of Mr. W. A. White’s reading ‘Mercy’ for ‘Morning’ of all previous editors is confirmed by the diagram on f. 54 of Jerusalem, where ‘Reason’, ‘Desire’, ‘Wrath’, ‘Pity’, are arranged as North, South, East, and West around ‘This World’. [back]

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