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A poem in two books by W. Blake, written and etched 1804–8, one of his longest and most complex mythological works, which is prefaced by his well‐known lines ‘And did those feet in ancient time’, commonly known as ‘Jerusalem’. It uses the mythological and allegorical framework of his earlier poems and also develops Blake's own extremely powerful and personal response to Paradise Lost and its author, which had affected and perplexed his imagination for years (see also Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The).

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William Blake (1757—1827) engraver, artist, and poet

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