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William Blake - Assessment - Visions
... From a young age, William Blake claimed to have seen visions ... one anecdote, the young artist "saw God" when God "put his head to the window", causing Blake to break into screaming ... At the age of eight or ten in Peckham Rye, London, Blake claimed to have seen "a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars ...

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    Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1948)

    When I from black and he from white cloud free,
    And round the tent of Godlike lambs we joy,

    I’ll shade him from the heat till he can bear
    To lean in joy upon our father’s knee;
    And then I’ll stand and stroke his silver hair,
    And be like him, and he will then love me.
    —William Blake (1757–1827)