The Troubadour Podcast

Romantic #6: London by William Blake & 18th Century Progressives

June 10, 2018
The Troubadour Podcast
Romantic #6: London by William Blake & 18th Century Progressives
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The Troubadour Podcast
Romantic #6: London by William Blake & 18th Century Progressives
Jun 10, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
Show Notes
Today I'll be reading the poem "London" by William Blake. A poem that showcases a deeply progressive sentiment that many of the romantic artists of the 18th and 19th century held London BY WILLIAM BLAKE I wander thro' each charter'd street,  Near where the charter'd Thames does flow.  And mark in every face I meet  Marks of weakness, marks of woe.  In every cry of every Man,  In every Infants cry of fear,  In every voice: in every ban,  The mind-forg'd manacles I hear  How the Chimney-sweepers cry  Every blackning Church appalls,  And the hapless Soldiers sigh  Runs in blood down Palace walls  But most thro' midnight streets I hear  How the youthful Harlots curse  Blasts the new-born Infants tear  And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse 

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