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WILLIAM BLAKE.

in a higher degree even than Englishmen, must take in the contemplation of such a character. We will only recall the phrase of a thoughtful writer, that those faces are the most attractive in which nature has set something of greatness which she has yet left unfinished; the same may hold good of the soul.

Note.—This paper was written some years before I came across Mr. Sampson's edition of the 'Poems of William Blake,' in which several of Dr. Julius' versions are quoted from the 'Vaterlandisches Museum' with the praise they deserve. The publication is, however, ascribed to the year 1806; this must be a mistake for 1811, the date on the British Museum copy, as we know from Crabb Robinson's 'Diary' that the paper in which they occur was written in 1810.