A Divine Image

Original Text: 
William Blake, Songs of Experience (W. Blake, 1794). Blake's Illuminated Books, ed. David Bindman (Princeton, NJ: William Blake Trust; London: Tate Gallery, 1991-). See Vol. 2. PR 4142 B46 1991 Robarts Library. Text from William Blake's Writings, ed. G. E. Bentley, Jr. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978): I, 200. PR 4141 B45 Robarts Library
1Cruelty has a human heart
2And jealousy a human face,
3Terror the human form divine,
4And secrecy the human dress.
5The human dress is forged iron,
6The human form a fiery forge,
7The human face a furnace seal'd,


8] gorge: throat. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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