This vintage book contains a detailed biography of William Blake. William Blake (1757-1827) was an English painter and poet. As with many of his ilk, Blake's artistic endeavours were unrecognised during his lifetime, but he is considered today to be one of the most seminal figures in the history of poetry. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in poetry, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Contents include: "Childhood", "Engraver's Apprentice", "A Boy's Poems", "Student and Lover", "Introduction To The Polite World", "Struggle and Sorrow", "Mediation: Notes on Lavater", "Poems of Manhood", "Books of Prophecy", "Bookseller Johnson's", "The Gates of Paradise, America, Etc.", "The Songs of Experience", "Productive Years", "At Work For The Publishers", "A New Life", "Poet Hayley and Felpham", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1863.