WMR discovers ref. to Blake in Galt ed. Book
|Topic||WMR discovers ref. to Blake in Galt ed. Book|
|Keywords||Browning ref. in Galt that Gilchrest missed|
|Notes||Blake "art for its own sweet sake.".|
91 March 28 Athenaeum
WMR discovers reference to Blake in book edited by Galt.
Rossetti, William M. "William Blake." Athenaeum (March 28, 1891): 407. Web. 21 September 2011.
Rossetti shares his discovery of a passage in "Diary of illustrative of the Times of George the Fourth" that mentions "painter-poet and mystic William Blake" that Rossetti says "escaped the attention of his chief biographer," Alexander Gilchrest.
Speaking qualitatively of Blake, Rossetti observes that Blake was "one of those persons who follow art for its own sweet sake, and derive their happiness from its pursuit."
Rossetti quotes the passage referring to Blake, then concludes that it is clear that Lady Charlotte Bury and Lady Caroline Lamb were acquainted with Blake when he lived in London at age 62.
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