Book 1, Introductions : Chapter 1, Preface into Section I
• This work begins with a Preamble by scholars. The author's private notes and collection have been gleaned to bring this work together.
• Blake is one of the most famous artists in recent history to have held "a day job" during much of his adult life.
• The works have not been arranged in chronological order but by the type of writing that they are.
• In the first section, Blake sets forth arguments and principles pertaining to his beliefs and perception of truth.
• What follows is a work titled The Book of Thel; an entire story written in poetic verse about a little girl and her feelings.
• There is another change of form at the end of this section--a sizable set of poems known as the Songs of Innocence and Experience that have been brought together here.
• After these poems, there is yet...
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