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William Blake (Уильям Блейк)


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You don't believe -- I won't attempt to make ye:
You are asleep -- I won't attempt to wake ye.
Sleep on! sleep on! while in your pleasant dreams
Of Reason you may drink of Life's clear streams.
Reason and Newton, they are quite two things;
For so the swallow and the sparrow sings.

Reason says `Miracle': Newton says `Doubt.'
Aye! that's the way to make all Nature out.
`Doubt, doubt, and don't believe without experiment':
That is the very thing that Jesus meant,
When He said `Only believe! believe and try!
Try, try, and never mind the reason why!' 



William Blake's other poems:
  1. A Divine Image
  2. Epigram
  3. The Chimney Sweeper (A little black thing among the snow)
  4. Eternity
  5. The Little Girl Found


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