Poetical sketches by William Blake now first reprinted from the original edition of 1783/Memory, hither come

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SONG.


MEMORY, hither come
 And tune your merry notes:
And while upon the wind
 Your music floats
I'll pore upon the stream
Where sighing lovers dream,
And fish for fancies as they pass 
Within the watery glass.


I'll drink of the clear stream
 And hear the linnet's song,
And there I'll lie and dream
 The day along:
And, when night comes, I'll go
To places fit for woe
Walking along the darken'd valley
With silent Melancholy.[1]

  1. Can we trace in the opening lines of Tennyson's Sonnet, published in The Englishman's Magazine, in August, 1831, an unintentional echo of the melody of the last two lines, or is it merely one of those accidental coincidences not uncommon among great poets? Ed.