London: (From Songs of Experience)

Author: William Blake  | Date: 1794

LONDON

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 Infant’s cry of fear,

In every voice, in every ban,

The mind-forg’d manacles I hear.

How the Chimney-sweeper’s cry

Every black’ning church appalls;

And the hapless Soldier’s sigh

Runs in blood down Palace walls.

But most thro’ midnight streets I hear

How the youthful Harlot’s curse

Blasts the new born Infant’s tear,

And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse.

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Chicago: William Blake, London: (From Songs of Experience) in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0 (Irvine, CA: World Library, Inc., 1996), Original Sources, accessed August 22, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2MGXNG2TSLLUMET.

MLA: Blake, William. London: (From Songs of Experience), in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, Irvine, CA, World Library, Inc., 1996, Original Sources. 22 Aug. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2MGXNG2TSLLUMET.

Harvard: Blake, W, London: (From Songs of Experience). cited in 1996, Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, World Library, Inc., Irvine, CA. Original Sources, retrieved 22 August 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2MGXNG2TSLLUMET.