William Blake
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Born: November 28, 1757

Died: August 12, 1827 (aged 69)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, writer, painter, printmaker

Bio: William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language.

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A man, young lady! lady, such a man As all the world — why he's a man of wax.

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