Happy Birthday Bill

 

In anticipation of the birthday tomorrow of the beloved William Blake – the greatest poet of London – it is my delight to publish his Songs of Innocence of 1789 today. When Blake was developing his copper plate printing technique that would enable him to become his own publisher and be free of the restrictions of others, he wrote, “I must Create a System, or be enslav’d by another Man’s.”  So I think we may assume that if Blake were writing now he would embrace the opportunity of publishing his work freely upon the internet.”     —Spitalfields Life

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