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Blake - Songs of Experience

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mcleishy's version from 2015-04-21 13:54

Section 1

Question Answer
(1) "Hear the voice of the bard......Who present, past, and future sees"
(2/3/4) "That might control, the starry pole......And fallen, fallen night rener"
(11/12) "O Earth, O Earth return......Arise from out the dewy grass"
(14/15) "Night is worn, and the morn......Rises from the slumberous mass"
(18/19/20) "The starry floor, The wat'ry shore......Is giv'n thee till the break of day"
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Section 2

Question Answer
(1) "Earth raised up hear head......From the darkness dread and drear"
(5/6) "Prisoned on wat'ry shore......Starry jealousy does keep my den"
(11/12) "Selfish father of men......Cruel, jealous, selfish fear
(13/14/15) "Can delight, chained in night......The virgins of youth and morning bear"
(16/17) "Does spring hide its joy......When buds and blossoms grow"
(23/24/25) "Selfish! Vain! Eternal bane!......That free love with bondage bound"
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Section 3

Question Answer
(3/4) "Babes reduced to misery......Fed with cold and usurous land"
(5/6) "Is that tremblubg cry a song?......Can it be a song of joy?"
(9/10) "And their sun does never shine......And ther fiels are bleak and bare"
(11/12) "And their ways are filled with thorns......It is eternal winter there"
(13/14) "For where'er the sun does shine......And where'er the raind does fall"
(15/16) "Babe can never hunger there......Nor poverty the mind appal"
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Section 4

Question Answer
(1) "A little black thing......among the snow"
(5/6) "Because I was happy upon the heath......And smiled among the winter snow"
(7/8) "They clothed me in the clothes of death......And taught me to sing the nores an woe"
(9/10) "And because I am happy and dance and sing......They think they have done me no injury"
(11/12) "And are gone to praise god and preist and king......Who make up a heaven of our injury"
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Section 5

Question Answer
(3/4) "The days of my youth rise fresh in my mind......My face turns green and pale"
(7/8) "Your spring and your day are wasted in play......And your winter and night in disguise"
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Section 6

Question Answer
(1/2/3/4) "O rose, thou art sick; the invisible worm......The flies in the night, In the howling storm"
(5/6/7/8) "Has found ou thy bed of crimson joy......And his dark secret love does thy life destroy"
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Section 7

Question Answer
(3/4) "What immortal hand or eye......Could frame thy fearful symmetry"
(5/6) "In what distant deeps or skies......Burnt the fire of thine eyes"
(9/10) "And what shoulder, and what art......Could twist the sinews of thy heart"
(13/14) "What the hammer? What the chain... ...In what furnace was thy brain"
(20) "Did he who made the lamb......make thee"
(23/24) "What immortal hand or eye......Dare frame thy fearful symmetry"
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Section 8

Question Answer
(3/4) "A chapel was built in the midst......Where I used to play on the green"
(5/6) "And the getes of the chapel were shut......And 'thou shalt not' writ over the door"
(11/12) "And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds......And binding with briars my joys and desires"
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Section 9

Question Answer
(1/2) "Dear mother, dear mother, there church is cold......But the ale-house if healthy and pleasant and warm"
(5/6) "But if at the church they would give us some ale......And a pleasant fire our souls to regale"
(7/8) "We'd sing and we'd pray all the live-long day......Nor ever onece wish from the church to stray"
(9/10) "Then the parson might preach and drink and sing......And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring"
(11/12) "And modest dame Lurch, who is always at chuch......Would not have bandy children, nor fasting, nor birch"
(13/14) "And God, like a father erjoicing to see......His children as pleasant and happy as he"
(15/16) "Would have no more quarrel with the devil or the barrel......But kiss him and give him both drin and apparel"
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Section 10

Question Answer
(1/2) "I wander through each chartered steet......Near where the charterd Thames does flow"
(3/4) "And mark in every face I meet......Marks of weakness, marks of woe"
(5/6/7/8) "In every cry of every man, In every infant's cry of fear, I every voice in every ban......The mind-forged manacles I hear"
(9/10) "How thye chimney-sweeper's cry......Every black'ning churh appals"
(11/12) "And the hapless soldier's sigh......Runs in blood down palace walls"
(14/15/16) "How the youthful harlot's curse, Blasts the new-born infant's tear......And blights with plagues the marriage hearse"
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Section 11

Question Answer
(1/2) "Pity would be no more......If we did not make somebody poor"
(3/4) "And mercy no more could be......if all were happy as we"
(5/6) "And mutual fear brings peace......then the selfish loves increase"
(9/10/11/12) "He sits down with holy fears, and waters the ground with tears......Then humility takes its root underneath his foor"
(17/18) "And it bears the fruit of Deceit......Ruddy ans sweat"
(23/24) "But there search was all in vain......There grows one in the human brain"
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Section 12

Question Answer
(1/2/3/4) "I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath... my wrath did end......I was angry with my foe; I told it not - my wrath did grow"
(5/6/7/8) "And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears......And I sunned it with mith smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles"
(9/10/11/12) "And it grew both day and Night, Till it bore an apple bright......And my foe beheld it shine, and he knew that it was mine"
(13/14/15/16) "And into my garden stole, When the night had veiled the pole......In the morning glad I see, My foe outstretched beneath the tree"
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Section 13

Question Answer
(3/4) "Nor is it possible to thought......A greater than itself to know"
(7/8) "I love you like the little bird......That picks up crumbs around the door"
(9/10) "The priest sat by and heard the child......In trembling zeal he seized his hair"
(12) "And alll admired......the priestly care"
(14/15/16) "Lo, what a fiend is here! said he, One who sets reasons up for judge......Of our most holy mystery"
(17/18) "The weeping child could not be heard......The weeping parents wept in cain"
(21/22) "And burned him in a holy place......Where many had been burned before"
(23/24) "The weeping parents wept in vain... ...Are such things done on Albion's shore"
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Section 14

Question Answer
(3/4) "Know that in a former time......Love! sweet love! was thought a crime"
(9) "Naked in the sunny......beams delight"
(10/11/12/13/14) "Once a youthful pair, Filled with softest care, Met in garden bright......Where the holy light, Had just removed the curtains of the night"
(19) "And the maiden soon......forgot her fear"
(20/21) "Tired with kisses sweet......They agree to meet"
(25/26/27/28.29) "To her father white, came the maiden bright; but his loving look......Like the holy book, All her tender limbs with terror shook"
(31/31) "To thy father speak......Oh the trembling fear"
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Section 15

Question Answer
(1/2/3/4) "Cruelty has a human heart, And jealousy a human face......Terror the human form diving, And secrecy the human dress"
(5/6/7/8) "The human dress is forged iron; the human form, a fiery forge......The human face, a furnace sealed; The human heart its hungry gorge
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