The Tyger (1st draft)
1 Tyger Tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye.
[Could del.] [Dare del.] frame thy fearful symmetry?
2 [In what del.] [Burnt in del.] distant deeps or skies.
[Burnt the del.] [The cruel del.] fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare sieze the fire?
3 And what shoulder & what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat
What dread hand & what dread feet
[Could fetch it from the furnace deep
And in [the altered to] thy horrid ribs dare steep
In the well of sanguine woe?
In what clay & in what mould
Were thy eyes of fury roll'd? del.]
4 [What del.] Where the hammer? [What del.] Where the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what [the arm del.] [arm del.] [grasp del.] [clasp del.] dread grasp.
[Could del.] Dare its deadly terrors [clasp del.] [grasp del.] clasp?
Tyger Tyger burning bright.
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand [or del.] & eye.
Dare [form del.] frame thy fearful symmetry?
5 3 And [did he laugh del.] dare he [smile del.] [laugh del.] his work to see?
[What the (shoulder del.) ankle? What the knee? del.]
4 [Did del.] Dare he who made the lamb make thee?
1 When the stars threw down their spears
2 And water'd heaven with their tears