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The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

Public Domain (P)2016 Spiders' House Audio/Roy Macready

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Of the three available recordings of the Songs, Roy Macready's moving recitation is relatively outstanding.

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Badly done.

The poems are not read in the correct order as written and originally published. Poor.