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A Voice from the Nile, and Other Poems/William Blake

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WILLIAM BLAKE.

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He came to the desert of London town
Grey miles long;
He wandered up and he wandered down,
Singing a quiet song.


He came to the desert of London town,
Mirk miles broad;
He wandered up and he wandered down.
Ever alone with God.


There were thousands and thousands of human kind
In this desert of brick and stone:
But some were deaf and some were blind,
And he was there alone.


At length the good hour came; he died
As he had lived, alone:
He was not missed from the desert wide,
Perhaps he was found at the Throne.

1866.