1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Blake

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 29.



WILLIAM BLAKE, an eccentric but very ingenious artist, formerly of Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, afterwards living at Felpham in Sussex, and principally the engraver and publisher of his own designs. Among a variety of other productions, he is the author of The Gates of Paradise, illustrated by 16 engravings for Children, 12mo. Lambeth, 1793. — Songs of Experience, with plates, no date. — America, a Prophecy, fol. Lambeth, 1793. — Europe, a Prophecy, do. 1794. — A Descriptive Catalogue of Pictures, Poetical and Historical Inventions painted by himself, in Water Colours, 12mo. Lond. 1809.