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Postscript of Letter to The Rev. H. F. Cary, 6 February 1818


Little Hampton, Arundel, Sussex

Highate, February 6, 1818

PS. I have this morning been reading a strange publication — viz. Poems with very wild and interesting pictures, as the swathing — etched (I suppose) but it is said — printed and painted by the Author, W. Blake. He is a man of Genius — and I apprehend, a Swedenborgian — certainly, a mystic emphatically. You perhaps smile at my calling another Poet, a Mystic; but verily I am in the very mire of common-place common-sense compared with Mr Blake, apo- or rather ana-calyptic Poet, and Painter!