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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
Selections from ‘Jerusalem’
(Jerusalem, f. 4, ll. 3–8.)

THIS 1 theme calls me in sleep night after night, and ev’ry morn
Awakes me at sunrise; then I see the Saviour over me
Spreading His beams of love, and dictating the words of this mild song:
‘Awake! Awake! O sleeper of the Land of Shadows, wake! expand!
I am in you, and you in Me, mutual in Love Divine;        5
Fibres of love from man to man thro’ Albion’s pleasant land.’
Note 1. Introd.] The opening lines of Chap. I, which is headed:
‘Of the Sleep of Ulro, and of the passage through
Eternal Death, and of the awaking to Eternal Life.’

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