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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
Songs of Innocence
The Little Boy Lost
‘FATHER! 1 father! where are you going?
O do not walk so fast.
Speak, father, speak to your little boy,
Or else I shall be lost.’
The night was dark, no father was there;        5
The child was wet with dew;
The mire was deep, and the child did weep,
And away the vapour flew.
Note 1. The Little Boy Lost] From An Island in the Moon (chap. xi). 1 Father! father!] O father, father Isl. in Moon. 3 Speak] O speak Isl. in Moon. 5 The night it was dark and no father was there Isl. in Moon. 6 The child] And the child Isl. in Moon. [back]

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