Then She bore Pale desire
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|Written before 1777. In a Manuscript Fragment. Publ. in 1903. So called "blank-versed prose". |
then She bore Pale desire…
- Blake's original version (as appeared in David V. Erdman's complete Blake edition, Anchor Books, 1965/88)
- Edited version (as appeared in Geoffrey Keynes's complete Blake edition, OUP, 1966/72)
- Rearranged blank-verse version (as suggested by Nelson Hilton in his article The Rankest Draught in: Greenberg, Mark, ed., Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture in Blake's Poetical Sketches. Detroit: Wayne State Univ. Press, 1996)
- The 7-page manuscript is now in the New York Public Library. First printed by W. M. Rossetti, divided into lines, in The Monthly Review for August, 1903, with the title "The Passions".
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.