By William Shakespeare
King Henry VI is now at the run, protecting his crown from the Yorkists in a clash that might make certain the destiny of the British monarchy.
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The best of them, in their time, are probably those that follow. An Introduction to the Study of Blake (1927, 1952, 1967) by Max Plowman is clear and engagingly enthusiastic, though it has few claims to originality. Middleton Murry’s William Blake (1933, 1936, 1964), on the other hand, is vigorously original, as in his claim that Blake was simultaneously a profound ‘Christian’ and ‘a great Communist’. Both works were much admired by a generation of Blake students. A more lastingly useful introduction to Blake appeared in Jacob Bronowski’s William Blake 1757–1827: A Man without a Mask (1945; expanded in William Blake and Revolution, 1969) which applies deftly and convincingly a wide range of relevant and little-used information to show how Blake’s contemporary economic and political background directed and thwarted his work.
129–259, which is a reading 20 INTRODUCTION of the theological passages in Blake’s poetry. Naturally most general books on Blake also deal with his religious ideas, but today they tend to do so in the context of his myth rather than of his life. Psychology An obviously related subject is Blake’s psychology, for most of the major psychological ‘discoveries’ of the twentieth century have been found adumbrated in Blake’s poetry. Unfortunately, most of the psychologists are self-taught amateurs, and the professionals are rather worse.
Keynes (1972–116 plates in colour); Heads of the Poets, ed. Wright (1925–18 plates); Milton, Poems in English, ed. Keynes (1926–53 plates); Illustrations to Young’s Night Thoughts, ed. Keynes (1927–30 plates out of 537 designs); Illustrations of the Book of Job, ed. Binyon (1935),12 ed. Hofer (1937—the ‘New Zealand’ set); Bunyan, The 14 INTRODUCTION Pilgrim’s Progress, ed. Keynes (1941–29 plates); and The BlakeVarley Sketchbook of 1819, ed. M. Butlin (2 vols, 1969). To these specialized series should be added The Drawings and Engravings, ed.