English Revision - Important quotes from Betjeman's poems - theme:religion

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William Blake
The Lamb ° `dost thou know who made thee'
° `clothing of delight'
° `he is called by thy name'
° `he is meek and he is mild, he became a little child'
The Divine Image ° `mercy, pity, peace and love'
° `mercy has a human heart, pity a human face'
° `every man of every clime...prays to the human form
° `all must love the human form in heathen, Turk or
° `Where mercy love and pity dwell, there God is
dwelling too'
The Chimney Sweeper ° `your chimneys I sweep and in soot I sleep'
° `'thousands of sweepers...locked up in coffins of
° `by came an angel who had a bright key, and he
opened the coffins and set them all free'
° `the angel told Tom if he'd be a good boy, he had
God for his father and never want joy'
° `if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.'
The Little Boy Lost ° `speak father, speak to your little boy, or else I shall
be lost'
° `'the night was dark, no father was there'
° `the child did weep and away the vapour flew'
The Little Boy Found ° `The little boy lost...began to cry, but God ever nigh
appeared like his father in white'.
° `he kissed the child'
° `by the hand led'
The Angel ° `hid from him my heart's delight'
° `he took his wings and fled'
° `morn blushed rosy red'
° `armed my fear'
° `my angel came again, I was armed he came in vain'
° `time of youth was fled'

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The Tiger ° `in what distant deeps or skies burnt the fire of thine
° `What the hammer? What the chain? In what furnace
was thy brain?'
° `did he who made the lamb make thee?'
° `what immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful
The Garden of Love ° `a chapel was built in the midst, where I used to play'
° `gates of the chapel were shut'
° `"thou shalt not" writ over the door'
° `binding with briars my…read more

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° `his mouth is wide to let the London clay come in'
St. Saviour's, Aberdeen Park, ° `look at her, sailing clear,'
Highbury, London, N.…read more


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