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A Fathers Memoirs Of His Child Benjamin Heath Malkin

A Fathers Memoirs Of His Child

Benjamin Heath Malkin

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ISBN : 9781854772107
Hardcover
172 pages
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This is the book through which Coleridge and Wordsworth knew Blake. It provides, for the first time since their original appearance to a select few in the illuminated books, commercially printed texts of, for instance, How sweet I roamd and TheMoreThis is the book through which Coleridge and Wordsworth knew Blake. It provides, for the first time since their original appearance to a select few in the illuminated books, commercially printed texts of, for instance, How sweet I roamd and The Tyger. It is also the book which gives us the earliest account of Blakes youth, personal character and working methods: Malkin was a friend to Blake, and Blake provides the frontispiece. But Blake is not the only interest of this book. With his narrative devoted to a son who died at the age of six Benjamin Malkin (1769-1842) is a contributor to Romanticism in his own right. He describes his subjects progress tenderly, entering into the imaginary world of Allestone, which the child had mapped, peopled and chronicled. Malkins own song of innocence has a significant place in the Romantic rediscovery of childhood.